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The Promise Champion Initiative

The pivotal moments from adolescence to adulthood can happen in the blink of an eye.  A student’s senior year in high school is marked by a series of decision points that can have a major impact on their future opportunities.  What if every student had their own adult Champion to encourage them along the way?

Dallas County Promise is launching an initiative that will connect high school seniors with advocates to help them navigate the critical benchmarks to post-graduation.  In collaboration with Big Thought, Dallas ISD, The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and youth-serving organizations across Dallas County, the Promise Champions Initiative will help ensure that all young people are able to access free college tuition and/or career pathways offered through the Dallas County Promise.

HELP: Champions Wanted

The Promise Champion Initiative is now recruiting volunteers to serve as Champions in the closing months of the 2020-2021 school year. With graduation near, a large number of seniors have expressed interest in having additional support in planning for post-secondary opportunities and we need YOU!

Step #1: Submit an application to become a Promise Champion

Step #2: Complete the background check required by Dallas ISD

Step #3: Download the Promise Champion Toolkit 

Step #4: Watch the virtual training video

Start your application

Apply to become a Promise Champion and help high school seniors plan for life after college.

Start here


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    ​Promise Champion Partners (organizations) will:
    • - Participate in training and network convenings with other organizations, district administrators, etc.
    • - Engage in school and community-based events in various capacities.
    • - Collaborate with network partners to discuss practice, policy, and results-based solutions.
    • - Receive recognition on marketing materials, social media, etc.
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    ​Promise Champions (individuals) will receive:
    • - Support with best practices on how to engage adolescent youth.
    • - Real-time updates on student progress with data tracking tool.
    • - Access to a digital communications platform to communicate with students.
    • - Support from partners, school-based staff, and other key players in the students’ lives.
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