I’m pleased to share some updates and information on individuals enrolling in Wisconsin Promise. The goal of Wisconsin Promise is to enroll 2,000 youth (between the ages of 14-16) receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and their families. Half of those who sign up for Wisconsin Promise are selected to participate in Promise Services.
Currently, 165 youth have signed up for Promise. Of those youth, 80 individuals and their families were randomly assigned (through a lottery) to receive Promise Services.
Promise Services are coordinated by the Wisconsin Promise DVR Counselors and Case Coordinators (pictured above). Recently I had the opportunity to talk to them about why youth and families are enrolling in Wisconsin Promise. Here’s what they had to say:
Wisconsin is one of six sites nationwide participating in the U.S. Department of Education’s demonstration of a promising path to success for youth receiving SSI. Youth and families in Wisconsin Promise are starting to identify their educational and employment goals. They will and are starting to receive services to help them meet these goals. These services are outlined in a table that lists a menu of services that are available through Wisconsin Promise.
For information about who is eligible to enroll and how youth and families can enroll in Wisconsin, please visit the Wisconsin Promise enrollment information page.
Stay tuned for more blog updates on Wisconsin Promise! You can also download my recent program update presentation (pdf).