The Promise Fellow Experience

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What you’ll do

AmeriCorps Promise Fellows assist youth in reaching their full potential and set them on a trajectory for high school graduation and lifelong success.  Committed to providing the right support to the right youth at the right time, Promise Fellows work to overcome the challenges 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. 

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! 

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 Promise Fellow on site! Wherever you serve, you’ll have a site-based and an 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 reach their full potential and lack adequate connections to caring adults, academic support or opportunities to succeed in the classroom and become engaged in their community.  They are youth with great potential, but without the core connections and supports needed to help them achieve their dreams.  

Learn more about the experience of a lifetime!