Youth with Promise

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 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 own 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.

"The world . . . is like a big canvas and all you need are your tools or your brush. And you can paint it into whatever you want it to be."Daviantae, Promise Participant