Wisconsin Promise Youth and Family Members Work Stories


Highlights Shared at the PROMISE National Meeting in Washington DC

Youth who receive Wisconsin Promise Services are automatically enrolled in Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) where their family members also receive access to services.  This design helps Wisconsin Promise FOCUS ON EMPLOYMENT.

Promise at Work

  • To date, 246 Family members are now working, averaging 32 hours/ week at an average of $11.24 per hour or $355 per week
  • In addition, 117 youth started to work in the community, averaging 15 hours/week at an average of $7.94 per hour or $121 per week.

Wisconsin Promise Counselors meet families where they are at.  They talk to youth and families about what they want to do and how they want to get there.  The Promise DVR Counselors partner with youth, families, and other resources (such as schools) to connect youth and families on their selected path to employment through Individual Plans for Employment and Family Service Plans.

Promise Work Stories from Across Wisconsin

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Pictured Below: Wisconsin Promise attendees at the National Meeting in Washington DC


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