Wisconsin Promise offered services to help youth and families achieve their education and employment goals.

Promise Services

These are some of the services offered to youth and families through Wisconsin Promise.

  • Work Incentives Benefits Counseling

    Did you know you can work even if you receive disability benefits? It’s true. If you have disability benefits and want to work, program rules called work incentives make work possible. Find out more about benefits counseling

  • Make Your Money Talk! Financial Capability Building

    Develop skills and knowledge to plan for your financial well-being. Get practical information to improve your quality of life and money matters. More about Financial Counseling

  • Family Advocacy Training

    People with disabilities can and do find rewarding jobs. Having paid work experiences while still in high school and other activities can make all the difference in the future of your child. More about Family Advocacy Training

  • Soft Skills Training for Teens

    Teen participants get practical, hands-on techniques for communicating at school and work, problem solving, making decisions, and more. More about Soft Skills Training

  • Advocacy Counseling & Training for Teens

    Self-advocacy means speaking up for yourself. It requires knowledge of your personal strengths and challenges, understanding of rights as a citizen, and taking action to make your needs known to others. Become a better Self-Advocate

  • Telehealth Behavior Consultation Services

    Being a teenager is not easy and parenting a teenager can be even more challenging. Telehealth Behavior Consultation Services available through Wisconsin Promise can support you and provide strategies to deal with difficult behaviors. More about Telehealth

  • Promise Matched Savings Accounts

    For every $1.00 you contribute to your savings account, Wisconsin Promise contributes $4.00! That’s money you can use in achieving your work and school goals. Start Saving Today with Promise

  • Health & Wellness

    How do you deal with stress? Could changes in how you eat increase your energy? How can you be more active when you don’t have extra time? Find out more tips and access resources about living healthy

Customized Services

Families were asked: What questions or information would be most helpful to you and your family to achieve your work and school goals? Promise worked with families to develop a custom plan.

  • Drop out prevention
  • Family career supports such as GED completion
  • Skill development
  • Continuing education and career advancement
  • Transportation assistance
  • Housing and living arrangements assistance
  • Other needs as defined by you!

Families were encouraged to share feedback on surveys and explore current challenges and potential solutions at meetings with VR counselors to customize needed services.

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