About Wisconsin Promise

Wisconsin Promise helped youth and families in Wisconsin to identify resources and connect to services to help them 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.

Find out more about how Wisconsin Promise made a difference for youth participants.

The PROMISE initiative was intended to improve services for youth SSI (Social Security Supplemental Security Income) recipients and their families. The services helped youth recipients pursue and achieve their education and employment goals. As a result, the youth SSI recipients can achieve long-term reductions in reliance on SSI.

PROMISE was a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Social Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Wisconsin was one of six sites participating in the demonstration project.  Along with Wisconsin, PROMISE grants were awarded to California, New York, Maryland, Arkansas, and a consortium of states that includes Utah, Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.

Wisconsin Promise helped 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  services provided by the Wisconsin Promise project.

Wisconsin Promise – an Overview

The following video provides and overview and introduction to Wisconsin Promise.  Find out more about Wisconsin Promise by downloading our Wisconsin Promise Overview Slideshow (pdf).  Please note, this video  and slideshow describes the project while in progress and currently these services are no longer available.

Project collaborators

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families