August 2018
Promise Parent and Youth Advisory Committee"Partnering for Success!"
Promise youth
In June, the Promise Youth and Family Advisory Committees met in Milwaukee to talk about their experiences, goals, and what it takes to work in partnership to achieve school, employment, and life goals.

Through a mix of fun, interactive activities and serious discussions, the panel prepared to share their perspective on what it takes for youth, families, schools, and service providers to  Partner for Success!

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Promise Parent and Youth Advisory Committee "Partnering for Success!" Cont...

The Promise Parent and Youth Advisory Committee panel presented at the Wisconsin Summer Inclusion Institute on July 25th.

Part of the presentation was advice from the parents:
"My advice for parents: Never give up" ~Jessica
"Build a team and work side by side. (pastor, school, etc). Focus on open communication and trust building." ~Gaynelle
"Don’t give up, even when you are told ‘no’." ~Catherine

Access the entire presentation that includes what professionals can do, what parents can do and advice for professionals from the advisory committee.
Promise parent presenting
Promise youth presenting
Promise parent presenting
Promise youth and parents
Promise parent speaking
Promise youth speaking
Promise parent speaking
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.

Milwaukee, WI
When: August 21, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Radisson West Milwaukee
Cost: FREE

Milwaukee, WI
When: September 19, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Botanas Restaurant
Cost: FREE

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

Celebrate Your Promise Accomplishments
Events are planned around the state to share stories, meet other teens and families, and look ahead to what’s next. Join us for food and fun at a location near you.

Milwaukee Brunch Celebration   |  Saturday  |  September 8, 2018  |  10am to 1pm
Urban Ecology Center-Riverside Park  |  1500 E. Park Place  |  Milwaukee, WI

Racine/Kenosha Dinner Celebration   |  Thursday  |  September 13, 2018  |  6pm to 8:30pm
Filomena’s Restaurant |  1300 Sheridan Road  | Kenosha, WI

Milwaukee Dinner Celebration   |  Friday  |  September 14, 2018  |  6pm to 8:30pm
Radisson West  | 2303 N. Mayfair Road  |  Milwaukee, WI

La Crosse Brunch Celebration   |  Saturday  |  September 15, 2018  |  10am to 1pm
The Charmant Hotel  | 101 State Street |  La Crosse, WI

Madison Dinner Celebration   |  Wednesday  |  September 19, 2018  |  6pm to 8:30pm
Goodman Community Center, Bolz A Room  | 149 Waubesa Street  |  Madison, WI

Appleton Dinner Celebration   |  Thursday  |  September 20, 2018  |  6pm to 8:30pm
Courtyard Marriott Riverside | 101 S. Riverheath Way |  Appleton, WI

Eau Claire Dinner Celebration   |  Wednesday  |  September 26, 2018  |  6pm to 8:30pm
Green Mill Restaurant and Bar  | 2703 Craig Road  |  Eau Claire, WI

Wausau Dinner Celebration   |  Thursday  |  September 27, 2018  |  6pm to 8:30pm
Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co. | 2305 Sherman Street  |  Wausau, WI

Northern Promise Celebrations
Contact Jackie Meyer at 715-459-4547 or for details and to RSVP.
September 4, 2018 - Spooner, WI - 5:30pm
September 5, 2018 - Duluth, MN - 12:00pm
September 6, 2018 - Hayward, WI - 5:30pm
October 2, 2018 - Ladysmith, WI - 5:30pm
Steering Committee Profile Members and Emails
Project Director
Meredith Dressel

Project Manager
Ellie Hartman