Maryland Promise

What is MD Promise?

Maryland (MD) PROMISE can help you:

  • Find a job that matches your interests and skills
  • Complete high school and receive a diploma
  • Connect with support services to help you become more independent
  • Get information to help you enroll in postsecondary education and training
  • Learn how work can increase your income

Who is MD PROMISE for?

Maryland youth between the ages 14-16 receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and their family members. To find out if you are eligible to participate, call 888-232-8554 or email mdpromise@transcen.org. Only 2,000 participants will be accepted to participate in MD PROMISE.

Why participate in PROMISE?

  • Earn a high school diploma
  • Gain further education and training
  • Make Money
  • Build confidence
  • Make new friends

How do I apply?

Any eligible youth who wishes to participate in MD PROMISE must sign and return a consent form. Participants will then be randomly assigned by a computer to one of the two groups:

  1. enhanced services group or
  2. usual services group

Contact us at 888-232-8554 so we can answer your questions and  help you complete the consent forms.

​Participants will receive two $50.00 VISA gift cards, one for the youth and one for the family, as a thank you for participating in MD PROMISE. Gift cards will be mailed after the consent form is signed and returned by the youth and parent/guardian.​​