PROMISE – Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income – is a joint initiative of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services, and Labor.
Eligibility for Services
Arkansas was selected as one of six programs nationally to promote positive changes in education and employment outcomes for families with security income (SSI) recipients, ages 14-16. Arkansas PROMISE makes better use of existing resources by improving service coordination among state and local agencies. These services will be provided over a five-year period which started in October 2013.
PROMISE Grant Consortium
The Little Rock Workforce Development (LRWDB – then the LRWIB) began its partnership with the Arkansas PROMISE Grant consortium in January 2015 to construct and operate a summer youth work experience program to run simultaneously and in concert with the regular WIOA-funded Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP.)
Arkansas PROMISE is based on the underlying assumption that as families improve their circumstances through education, employment, and financial stability, they will be more able and willing to support the young person with a disability in pursuing her or his education and employment goals.