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Wisconsin Promise is helping youth and families in Wisconsin. Below are some materials to share with anyone interested in finding out more about this project.

Materials to Share About Promise: Overview, Frequently Asked Questions, and More!

The PROMISE initiative is intended to improve services for youth SSI (Social Security Supplemental Security Income) recipients and their families. The services help youth recipients achieve better outcomes, including graduating from high school ready for college and a career, completing postsecondary education and job training, and obtaining competitive employment in an integrated setting. As a result, these youth SSI recipients can achieve long-term reductions in reliance on SSI.

PROMISE is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Social Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Wisconsin is one of six sites participating in the demonstration project.  Along with Wisconsin, PROMISE grants were awarded to California, New York, Maryland, Arkansas, and a consortium of states that includes Utah, Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.

Wisconsin Promise will help youth and their families meet their school and work goals in order to better their income and financial stability, reducing poverty. Find out more about Wisconsin Promise services.

Find out more about Wisconsin Promise by downloading our Wisconsin Promise Overview Slideshow (pdf).

The agencies will help participants identify obstacles to employment and design a program to help them successfully find jobs. Are you looking for a specific Wisconsin Promise contact? Visit the Wisconsin Promise DVR Contacts List or Download the Wisconsin Promise DVR Contacts List.


Project collaborators

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families


The University of Wisconsin-Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute will help recruit participants and help them enroll in DVR services. Services will include career exploration, community work experience, financial literacy training, social and soft skills training, and family training on employment expectations.


Getting the Word Out About Promise

Help us get the word out about Wisconsin Promise and how it is helping youth and families in Wisconsin. Below are some materials to share with anyone interested in finding out more about this project.

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