March 2019
Daviantae's Story
Daviantae was a junior in high school when he joined Wisconsin Promise. Now he’s a junior in college, studying the fine arts.

Two years ago, he didn’t think he’d be here. He struggles with sickle cell disease and chronic pain, but he doesn’t let anything stop him from reaching his education and work goals.

With support from Wisconsin Promise, he worked at the Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee and became the go-to lab monitor and tutor at his college.

Daviantae even saved enough money to buy his first car, and now he’s self-reliant.

Daviantae is a youth with Promise, with a vision to pursue and the tools to make it happen.
Community Forum
Businesses 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. 
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
SentryWorld, The Atrium
601 N Michigan Avenue, Stevens Point, WI
Saturday, April 6, 2019
12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Reuther High School Cafeteria
913 5th Street, Kenosha, WI
Developmental Disabilities
Awareness Month
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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, highlighting multiple ways for people with and without disabilities to come together and form strong, diverse communities.

This campaign promotes awareness about inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community and the barriers they still face in connecting to their community.

Education, employment, and community living are the three topics covered throughout the month of March.

Learn more about getting involved and to access the resource guide.
Transition Guide:
Get 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 Resource Guide provides tips and resources to help plan for adulthood and life after high school. Get ready to consider choices, explore options, and take action to prepare for your future.

Download this free guide today:
Contact Us

Steering Committee Profile Members and Emails
Project Director
Meredith Dressel

Project Manager
Ellie Hartman