October 2018
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Congratulates Wisconsin Promise Graduates!
You Did It!
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We always new our Promise Youth were AWESOME, now we have the data to support it.
  • 63% of Promise youth got jobs!
  • Over 300 additional Promise family members got jobs!
  • More than 75% of Promise participants who completed training, benefits counseling, or met with a financial coach got a job!

You can find more accomplishments on our success page.
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Promise Celebrations

Check out our photo gallery of the Promise Celebrations happening around the state.

Promise youth and families are sharing stories, meeting new families and looking ahead to new adventures.
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Transition Youth Congressional Briefing

To celebrate the start of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, attendees learned how states are helping youth with disabilities succeed as they transition from high-school and enter the workforce. Here's a link to the handouts.
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Get to Where You Want to Go...

Navigating the path to finish high school and become an adult is exciting. There are many possibilities, and changes too. The Wisconsin Transition Guide provides tips and resources to help plan for adulthood and life after high school. Get ready to consider choices, explore options, and take actions to prepare for your future.

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Continue With Services

Now that Promise services have been completed, what does this mean for you?
You can continue services with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). We have created a Transition to DVR guide with next steps, frequently asked questions, and what to expect for services.
Ellie's Updates

Check out the Promise Services Summary and find out how Promise is helping 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.

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Promise Follow-Up Survey

As Promise services come to an end, we are asking all Promise Youth and one family member to complete a final follow-up survey about their time in the Promise program. Any youth who fill out the survey by October 31st will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $30 Walmart or Target gift card.

Community Forums

Employing Young Adults with Barriers:
Finding Workforce Solutions
Business's have workforce needs and young adults with disabilities and other barriers have the skills and the desire to work. Join the discussion to help identify how to make these connections.

Minong, WI
When: October 25, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Jack Link's Aquatic & Activity Center
Cost: FREE
Contact Us

Steering Committee Profile Members and Emails
Project Director
Meredith Dressel

Project Manager
Ellie Hartman