Wisconsin PROMISE - Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income)
Wisconsin is one of six sites participating in the U.S. Department of Education's demonstration of a promising path to success for youth receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), funded by a $32.5 million grand for 5 year demonstration. PROMISE is 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. The goals of PROMISE are to improve the provision and coordination of services and supports for youth receiving SSI and their families. The services help youth recipients achieve better outcomes, including graduating from high school ready for college and a career, completing post-secondary education and job training, and obtaining competitive employment in an integrated setting. SVRI will help recruit participants and help them enroll in DVR services. Services will include career exploration, community work experience, financial literacy training, social and soft skills training, and family training on employment expectations.