About The Conference

This conference is designed for school– and community–based programs taking place outside of formal school time. 

Our goal is to provide professional development, technical assistance, and networking opportunities for afterschool providers and staff, coordinators and directors, school administrators, early childcare providers, youth development professionals, and key stakeholders from across Wyoming.

Leading the Way Through Afterschool invites attendees to look into ways educational and behavioral outcomes for children are intertwined with aspects of our juvenile and criminal justice system.

Afterschool programs are uniquely positioned to provide low-cost, effect prevention and early intervention services to children and youth beginning in kindergarten. This conference will explore the ways that afterschool programs provide support by focusing on: Positive Youth Development; Behavior Management Strategies; Supporting and Understanding ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorders; Restorative Justice; and many more.

Workshops will present skills, research, and policy news about:

  • Health & Wellness – Physical, Social, Emotional Well-being
  • At-Risk Youth and Strategies for Behavior Management
  • Leadership, Advocacy, Research & Collaboration
  • Expanded Learning Opportunities; STEM; Project Based Learning