Promise helps teens and families achieve their goals and move forward with a stronger financial future.
We are partnering with state agencies, legislators, schools, community organizations, and individuals to help get the word out about Promise. This pages includes a variety of ways you can help us share information about Promise with youth and families.
Partner with Promise
- Community Organizations
- Order Promise Materials
- Promise Key Messages: Let Me Tell You About Promise
This information can be shared with individuals through email or letter to introduce Wisconsin Promise and invite eligible families to enroll.
Wisconsin Promise is a new federal demonstration grant from the Department of Education for youth ages 14, 15, and 16 years old receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). All youth who enroll will receive $30 in gift cards. Half of the youth will continue to receive services as usual (the services they currently receive will not change). The other half the youth who enroll will receive access to Wisconsin Promise services and an electronic tablet (e.g., an iPad).
What services does Wisconsin Promise provider? Wisconsin Promise Services are provided for at least two years to both the youth and their family members and include career exploration and planning, job development and placement, on the job supports, Work Incentives Benefits Counseling (how families can work and increase their overall income and continue access to needed health insurance), financial training and coaching, social skills training, and self- and family- advocacy training.
Who provides services? Wisconsin Promise services are provided through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to both the youth and their family members to help achieve their employment and education goals. Under this grant, schools, mental health programs, long term care programs, vocational rehabilitation programs, and child welfare programs are all working together to support youth and families.
What about the youth’s ability to work? Wisconsin Promise has a variety of resources, services and supports that can help make work possible for youth with a variety of disabilities to work. Such resources include: on the job supports and customized employment to meet both employee and employer goals and needs. Wisconsin Promise is also for the youth’s family. Siblings, parents, and other family members, are also offered services and supports to meet their own school and work goals.
More information about Wisconsin Promise is available at https://promisewi.com, with specific information about available services available at https://promisewi.com/services/ and https://promisewi.com/training.
Enrollment materials can be found at https://promisewi.com/enroll. If youth or family members need help with the enrollment materials or are unsure if they are eligible for Wisconsin Promise they can contact Erin Johnson, the Promise Intake Attendant, toll free at 1-855-480-5618 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sample Twitter Posts
- A promising future starts today…https://promisewi.com/ #WI_Promise
- It’s time to help #Wisconsin #youth https://promisewi.com/ #WI_Promise
- Real stories from the youth @WI_Promise http://bit.ly/1PDkrN4 #WI_Promise
Sample Facebook Posts
- 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. https://promisewi.com/
- Do you know someone 14 to 16 receiving SSI? Tell them about Promise! http://bit.ly/1Os9iNx
- 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. http://bit.ly/1FGsTZ2
- Real-life, real-stories from the youth http://bit.ly/1PDkrN4
Materials to Share
Download these materials and share them with someone you know who may want to know more about Promise. You can also request print materials for sharing.
- Guia De Recursos De Transicion De Wisconsin | 61 Downloads
- Promise Overview | 1385 Downloads
- Promise Overview for Schools | 830 Downloads
- Promise: You Can Work | 1650 Downloads
- Wisconsin Promise Introduction Flyer | 1447 Downloads