The Promise Fellow Experience

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What you’ll do

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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. 

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Through evidence-based supports in three core areas; Caring Adult, Service & Service-Learning, and Out of School Time, Promise Fellows make sure that young people can achieve their full potential.  

What does service look like?  Check out these Stories of Service from some of our AmeriCorps Promise Fellows! 

Listen to this conversation with Essence about the life-changing relationship she had with her AmeriCorps Promise Fellow, Jamie!

Start Your AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Application!

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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 become engaged in their community. 

Learn more about the experience of a lifetime!