Promise ended September 2018. Thank you for participating!

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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!

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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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Wisconsin Promise is a project for 2000 participating Wisconsin families with 14 to 16 year old teens who receive Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI). The goal is to support teens receiving SSI and their families in achieving their education and career goals. Find out more about Promise

Promise By the Numbers…

There Are
0
Teens and Families Enrolled in Wisconsin Promise

How Many Enrollees Expect to Live Independently?

Yes
56%
No
44%

Gender of Teen Participants

Male
67%
Female
33%
0
Teens and Families will receive Wisconsin Promise services

There Are
0
Promise families
now working

Family Members Average

822 total jobs; 574 active jobs with an average of 30 hours per week at an average of $12.45/hr

There Are
0
Promise youth working in their communities averaging 20 hours per week

Teens Average

1,061 total jobs, 272 active jobs with an average 20 hours per week at an average of $9.05 hr