AmeriCorps Promise Fellows
Nearly 200 Corps members statewide devote a year of service to narrowing the opportunity and achievement gaps — one young person at a time — in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
Promise Fellows increase the capacity of the schools and community-based organizations by connecting youth to caring adults, service-learning, and high quality academic supports. Using an array of of research-based approaches, they track attendance, monitor behaviors, and support academic growth.
Promise Fellows also provide a powerful and cost-effective solution for school districts and community-based organizations striving to meet the needs of youth, grades 6-10.
These strategies aim to:
- Increase youth engagement;
- Foster youth voice; and
- Help students acquire the skills needed to be successful in school, work, and life.
Over the past nine years, Promise Fellows have helped more than 170,000 Minnesota youth significantly improve their academic, social, and emotional outcomes.
Become a Promise Fellow
The application to become a full-time AmeriCorps Promise Fellow for 2014-2015 is now available. Both new candidates and returning members must complete the online application.
Learn more about becoming an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow here.
Host Promise Fellows
Interested in hosting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows at your school or organization? Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Learn more about what it means to Host an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow here.