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Ellie’s Updates: Wisconsin Promise Participants

Promise Stories

As more Promise kids and families take advantage of opportunities and access Promise services, we’re beginning to hear more and more feedback from participants whose lives are changing as a result.  Here are just a few of the responses we’ve received from families this month:

What’s Your Promise Story?  Are you a family member, teen, counselor, employer, legislator, or someone else connected to Wisconsin Promise?  Tell us how Promise has impacted you!


Promise Services Summary

The Impact of Wisconsin Promise Depends on Making a Difference in the Lives of all Wisconsin Promise Youth and Families

The more impact we can have with more youth and their family members, the more we will be able to demonstrate how Wisconsin Promise Services and Supports can help to increase participants’ education, employment, and financial self-sufficiency.

Promise Enrollment

We exceeded our enrollment goal of 2,000 and now have 2,024 individuals enrolled in Promise!

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Actual enrollment

Program Usual services Total % of target achieved
1018* 1006 2024 100%

*6 youth have since withdrawn from Wisconsin Promise Services. (One youth recently re-enrolled in Promise.)

Promise Participants – Demographics

Who are the Youth and Families participating in Wisconsin Promise?

Find out more by reading some of the general backgrounds and characteristics of participants.

More about Promise…

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 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.

Stay tuned for more blog updates on Wisconsin Promise!

About the Author

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Ellie Hartman, PhD

Ellie is the Wisconsin Promise Project Manager. That means she makes sure all of many moving pieces and parts come together! More about Ellie
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Comments 4

  1. On behalf of the Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities, great job Ellie and the Promise Grant team! Thanks to the participants for signing up and good luck to all of you!

    1. Thanks to the Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities for being such a great partner and serving as the advisory committee for Wisconsin Promise!

  2. Congratulations to you and your team . The research from the program will be very helpful to all of us and and the people you have helped will benefit through their lifetime. This has been a wonderful program for us to have in Wisconsin.

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