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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Enrollment for Wisconsin Promise is over, but people with disabilities can apply for services like these through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Please visit them to get started on the path to success today!
The Clemens-Clarks – a Family with Promise
Sometimes all a family needs is a lot of heart and a little extra lift. After spending most of their lives being told they couldn’t, the Clemens-Clarks are putting their hearts into proving they can with the support of Wisconsin Promise.
Tony, a youth with communication barriers, was the first to enroll in Wisconsin Promise. His whole family joined in when they saw him succeed at his job in their community. His siblings began working too, and Promise helped send his dad back to school to become an auto mechanic.
They’re a family with Promise, working together to reach their school, work, and financial goals.
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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