Wisconsin Promise was a project for 2000 participating Wisconsin families with 14 to 16 year old teens who receive Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI). The goal was to support teens receiving SSI and their families in achieving their education and career goals.
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Daviantae’s Story – a Youth with Promise
Daviantae was a junior in high school when he joined Wisconsin Promise. Now he’s a junior in college, studying the fine arts.
Two years ago, he didn’t think he’d be here. He struggles with sickle cell disease and chronic pain, but he doesn’t let anything stop him from reaching his education and work goals.
With support from Wisconsin Promise, he worked at the Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee and became the go-to lab monitor and tutor at his college.
Daviantae even saved enough money to buy his first car, and now he’s self-reliant.
Daviantae is a youth with Promise, with a vision to pursue and the tools to make it happen.
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Promise By the Numbers…
How Many Enrollees Expect to Live Independently?
Gender of Teen Participants
Family Members Average
822 total jobs; 574 active jobs with an average of 30 hours per week at an average of $12.45/hr
1,061 total jobs, 272 active jobs with an average 20 hours per week at an average of $9.05 hr