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The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance is sharing resources that might be helpful to you during a very difficult and unprecedented moment in our country.

WYAA: Roundtable Series

Each of you is solving problems and thinking creatively about how to meet the needs in your community. The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance is hosting a series of virtual roundtables via the Zoom video platform to connect youth professionals with one another around topics of concern during this unprecedented time. Join us for one or more of the sessions to learn and to engage in conversation.

  • Friday, April 3 at 1:00pm: Making connections to support kids – What’s working? Register.
  • Tuesday, April 7 at 1:00pm: Supporting Families in a Time of Information Overload Register.
  • Friday, April 10 at 1:00pm: Ways to Maintain Relationships During Social Isolation Register.
  • Tuesday, April 14 at 1:00pm: SEL Approaches to Connecting with Kids Register.

Click here to register. Select the sessions that interest you and to receive the Zoom links. Please share this opportunity with afterschool professionals and other members of your community that may be interested in attending.

WYAA: Making Connections

The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance connects people and programs to benefit kids and families. Are you an afterschool professional looking for ideas for a virtual program? Are you a parent or caregiver looking for something to augment home learning? WYAA will help you make connections. Select from the topics below.

News & Resources

  • Afterschool Alliance: Afterschool programs looking for information and resources should check this page first. Note that it’s being updated regularly. Go to afterschoolalliance.org/covid.¬†
  • State of Wyoming: This new page provides a centralized portal for Wyoming residents to stay up-to-date on news and information from the Wyoming Departments of Health, Education, and more. Find it at covid19.wyo.gov.
  • Wyoming Community Foundation: Find information about donating to WYCF and for applying for COVID-19 Grants at wycf.org/covid19.
  • Wyoming Hunger Initiative: The Wyoming Hunger Initiative’s COVID-19 Task Force has been hard at work creating a clearinghouse for COVID-19 response information across all Wyoming counties. Visit regularly and share widely. The site will be updated with new information. Visit www.nohungerwyo.org/covid. And find information about grant opportunities at www.nohungerwyo.org/grants.
  • Wyoming Department of Education: This website is being used to communicate with superintendents and others and to provide support to school districts. Visit edu.wyoming.gov/educators/covid-19-resources.
  • 2-1-1: Wyoming 2-1-1 and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) are partnering to provide a public telephone helpline for COVID-19 questions and information. The statewide helpline provides free, confidential information and referrals to health and human services. By dialing 2-1-1 from anywhere in the state of Wyoming, people are linked to information about COVID-19 as well as local resources, from both government and nonprofit agencies. It is available Monday-Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm. Learn more at wy211.communityos.org.
  • Public Health Nursing County Offices: These offices support specific town/county efforts or initiatives. To find locations and contact information, visit health.wyo.gov/publichealth/nursing/phn-co-offices/.
  • Internet Resources: Comcast (click here) and Spectrum (click here) are offering free services to qualifying students. Zoom (click here) is temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on free Basic accounts for schools affected by the Coronavirus.

A Message From the Wyoming Community Foundation

  • The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance is proud to be a Wyoming Community Foundation Priority Fund. Please see a message for our President & CEO, Craig Showalter, click here. WYCF is fundraising to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Consider making a gift to WYCF’s Covid-19 Response & Recovery Fund & Unrestricted Fund, which makes it possible for nonprofits to receive essential funding to help them face long-term challenges and immediate needs.
  • WYAA Director Michelle Sullivan commented, “I want to thank each of you for the contributions that you and your colleagues are making in your community.” She added, “If you see ways that our broader network can be of support, please reach out to me.¬† I think everyone is considering how we can best support children and families in this challenging time.”

 

WYAA will post links on this page. If you would like to receive updates, specific to new resources, you can opt in here. Contact the WYAA offices at 307-335-9922. Updated 4/2/20