A variety of tools and resources are available to afterschool programs. Learn about some of the options here!
PROGRAM AND ACTIVITY RESOURCES
Montana Afterschool Alliance’s Land Use Explorers Guide
“Land Use Explorers: An instructor’s guide for activities on understanding our world and land use” is a guide that focuses specifically on the Upper Missouri River Basin, which includes much of Wyoming! The guide explores how food, water, energy, plants, wildlife, humans, and entire communities come together and affect one another. It was created to help people— especially young people— to participate in activities that encourage them to think about the land where they live, work, and play and how the land’s resources support the life they live. Download it here!
National Geographic GeoChallenge
The Mott Foundation and National Geographic have teamed up on #GeoChallenge. The National Geographic GeoChallenge is a free opportunity to infuse powerful and engaging content in afterschool programs. The GeoChallenge is a set of activities leading to submission of a creative solution in a national competition. Learn more at nationalgeographic.org/education.
Wyoming PBS Education Collection
Did you know that Wyoming PBS Education Collection features resources on topics, including STEM? Options cover grads 3-12 and feature sections on geography, wildlife, and wind power generation. Visit wyoming.pbslearningmedia.org.
RAK4Kids was developed by the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation to be used in out-of-school programming. RAK’s goal is to inspire and empower kids to act kindly and share kindness with others. Program Overview RAK4Kids fosters positive youth development and engages the minds, hearts and bodies of kids of all ages through constructive activities. The focus of the program is on having fun and building relationships in a safe, supportive environment where kids will be inspired to be kind and make a difference in their own communities. Six primary kindness concepts will serve as a theme throughout the RAK4KIDS program: Caring, Compassion, Respect, Responsibility, Helpfulness and Self-Care. Download the Activity Guide
The BOOST Cafe is an online community for is free for users and aims to support the out-of-school time field by providing a hub full of relevant, up-to-date, easy-to-implement resources and tools. Visit www.boostcafe.org.
Wyoming Community Foundation
Afterschool Alliance Resources
Grant Funding Databases
First Book Marketplace
- First Book Marketplace – First Book offers free and low-cost books, supplies, activities, and funding!
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.
WYOMING AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE
1472 N. 5th Street, Suite 201
Laramie, WY 82072