AFTERSCHOOL IN

Wyoming


Afterschool programs in Wyoming keep kids safe, inspire learning, and give working parents peace of mind. Kids discover who they are and what they love to do, make smart choices, and avoid risky behaviors.

New Data: From a Time of Risk to a Time of Opportunity

A report by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids finds that afterschool programs play a vital role in turning the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. into a time of opportunity for our young people, with the 70% drop in juvenile crime corresponding with the rise in availability of afterschool opportunities across the country.

Learn what the peak time for juvenile crime is in Wyoming, as well as how when schools are closed but many parents are still on the job, afterschool programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving working parents peace of mind.Download the fact sheet for Wyoming

Download the fact sheet for Wyoming

Wyoming parents strongly support afterschool:

85%

support public funding for afterschool

69%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

77%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

72%

say afterschool reduces the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Wyoming's K-12 students:

14,026

are enrolled in afterschool

34,827

are waiting for an available program

19,855

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Wyoming

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.

TODAY

FY 2019

5,986*

of kids enrolled in Wyoming afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program

$5,986,198

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2020

0

kids served in Wyoming

$0

to Wyoming

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

* This figure is an Afterschool Alliance calculation based on the state-allocated 21st CCLC funding and a program cost of $1,000 per child. The program cost per child is an Afterschool Alliance estimation based on the Department of Education's per-student expenditures for: (1) all students attending 21st CCLC programs and (2) students who regularly attend 21st CCLC programs.

Looking for an afterschool program? Your state network has a listing of programs. Click here to view the list

Wyoming Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS
VISTA

The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Michele Sullivan
Wyoming Afterschool Alliance
335 Smith Street
Sheridan, WY 82801
307-335-9922
michelle@wycf.org
http://www.wyafterschoolalliance.org/

AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Ambassador Emeritus
Jenny Davis
HSCSD #1 Lights On Afterschool
415 Springview
Thermopolis, WY 82443
(307) 864-6592
jdavis@hotsprings1.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Tamra Mander Petersen
Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center
1013 West Cheyenne Drive Suite A
Evanston, WY 82930
(307) 679-2626
tpetersen@uintaeducation.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Linda Barton
WY lbarton1949@gmail.com

Since 2005, members of the Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives have been building support and resources for quality afterschool programs.

Caucus members in your state:

For the past 7 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been a proud sponsor organization for national AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting State Afterschool Networks and STEM Ecosystems to increase the access to and quality of enrichment opportunities for youth.

Currently there are no Afterschool VISTA locations in your state.

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