Opportunity Youth


Approximately 2,000 Wyoming young people, between the ages of 16 and 19 are neither in school nor employed. As the least populated state, Wyoming cannot afford to waste their potential to participate fully in our community.

Fortunately, over the last 20 years, Wyoming has built the foundation for full community engagement Wyoming’s focus on education – free full-day kindergarten, developmental screenings, and excellent school facilities—has produced some of the highest high school graduation rates the state has ever seen. Yet, as the equality state, we can and must do more to ensure that all our young people have a fair chance—no matter where they live or learn—to become engaged citizens who contribute to Wyoming’s economy, raise healthy and strong families, and participate in community life.

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Mission: The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance is a statewide network working to create the conditions for young people to reach their full potential. We are a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.


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