The Promise Fellow Experience
What you’ll do
AmeriCorps Promise Fellows support young people in accessing equitable educational opportunities that foster their individual assets, honor their voices, and prepare them for high school graduation. Committed to providing the right support to the right youth at the right time, Promise Fellows work to overcome the challenges and barriers facing Minnesota students.
The Promise Fellow Model in Action lays out what AmeriCorps members do, and how they do it!
Promise Fellows serve in schools and community organizations as part of a Youth Success Team, and implement a prevention-oriented approach to addressing student dropout by targeting students in grades 6-12 who show the early warning signs of school disengagement.
What does service look like? Check out these Stories of Service from some of our AmeriCorps Promise Fellows!
Where you’ll serve
Promise Fellows serve in schools and community organizations across Minnesota; large, urban school districts like Minneapolis Public Schools, and small, rural schools like Greenway High School in Coleraine (population 1,970), or community organizations like YMCAs and Boys and Girls Clubs. You might serve with a group of Promise Fellows, or you might be the only AmeriCorps member on site! Wherever you serve, you’ll have both a site-based and Alliance-based team of support to help you have the best year possible.
Who you’ll serve
AmeriCorps Promise Fellows each work with a “Focus List” of 30 students that are identified based on data related to the Early Warning Indicators (attendance, engagement and work completion data). Youth participants are typically those that are struggling to engage in school and may lack connections to caring adults, academic support or opportunities to succeed in the classroom and become engaged in their community.