Promise Fellows

Why Promise Fellows?

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Young people in Minnesota are facing a graduation crisis.  Nearly 1 in 5 Minnesota high school students, some 17%, did not graduate on time in 2018. Those who do not graduate are disproportionately lower-income students and students of color.  These young people are not just statistics, they are students with great potential, but who, over time, become academically disengaged; not showing up for school, receiving suspensions, failing to turn in homework, and earning failing or low course grades.  As these young people become increasingly disconnected from the school and community, they become more and more at risk of dropping out.

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 are working to overcome the challenges facing Minnesota students.  Learn more about the impact of Promise Fellows last year!

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What Promise Fellows Do


  • Informal mentoring and tutoring
  • Assisting students with work completion
  • Calling home when is a student is absent

Service and Service-LearNing Supports

  • Encouraging students to serve as a mentor to younger children
  • Connecting youth to volunteer opportunities
  • Supporting service-learning projects

out-of-school supports

  • Facilitating after-school clubs
  • Encouraging student to join sports teams or activities
  • Organizing programming over lunchtime

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Support student success at your school or organization by hosting an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow.

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