With the Wisconsin Promise program is in its fifth and final year, Promise Services end September 30, 2018, we are taking a look at how Promise teen participants and their families have changed since enrolling in the program.
The aim of Promise is to increase the education, employment, and financial outcomes of teenagers with disabilities, specifically those receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and their family members.
Since enrollment, the employment rates and wages of Promise youth and family members have increased. Youth and family participation in Wisconsin Promise services such as benefits counseling, financial coaching, saving, family and self-advocacy, social skills training, and health promotion are related to higher employment outcomes.
Find out more by downloading our Wisconsin Promise Outcomes Report:
Wisconsin Promise is a federal grant from the Department of Education (DOE) awarded to Wisconsin’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) in the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) . Wisconsin Promise is an interagency grant, a partnership between DVR, job centers, schools, long term care, mental health services, child welfare, and Wisconsin Works.