Online Webinars and Resources

Design to Grow: Cultivating Communities of Belonging in Summer Learning

Design To Grow

  • Design to Grow – The multi-state virtual conference will be held online April 30-May 1, 2021.

    The summer of 2021 provides an important opportunity for educators, youth professionals and communities to work together to cultivate communities of belonging that provide rich learning experiences for young people. High quality programs support skill development and foster meaningful relationships with other youth and adults – as children and families transition to a post-pandemic world, these experiences are more important than ever. Join us for Design to Grow, a two-day intensive where you will learn pragmatic strategies to incorporate Social Emotional Learning into your plans and connect with content experts to think about how you apply that knowledge in exciting summer programming. The virtual format will include an on-demand video library that will be available two weeks prior to and two weeks after the event. Teams are encouraged to attend to make the most of the learning opportunity.

Open Minds, Open Spaces

Open Minds, Open Spaces

  • Open Minds, Open Spaces – The multi-state virtual conference was held online October 16, 2020. Look for the 2021 event this fall.

Advocating for Afterschool

Ongoing Webinars and Resources:

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April 2018

2nd Annual Statewide Summit on Juvenile Justice

The 2nd Annual Statewide Summit on Juvenile Justice presented in partnership with the Natrona County Prevention Coalition was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Casper, WY. The forum featured a presentation from Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund Consultant Dr. Jennifer Davis on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Research. Registration is $50. Lunch is included! Continuing education credit is  available for law enforcement and attorneys.

June 7, 2018

April 2018

WYAA Behavior Management Workshop

The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance presented the WYAA Behavior Management Workshop in partnership with Kids Included Together (KIT) in Casper, WY on Tuesday, April 10. The event featured nationally-recognized training specialist Viviana H. Saint-Louis. Viviana has been in the field for over 18 years, working with typically developing children and children with disabilities. She has served as a program specialist/supervisor, camp counselor, preschool teacher, and camp director and formerly served as Affiliate Coordinator at KIT. Currently Viviana serves as KIT’s Business Development Education and Training Specialist working with Community organizations and Military programs located nationwide.

April 10, 2018

October 2017

WYAA State Conference on Afterschool Programs

Our 9th annual conference on afterschool programs will take place at Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne, WY – Open to All

October 4-5, 2017

April 2017

Wyoming State Summit on Juvenile Justice – April 25

Open to: Afterschool Providers, Juvenile Justice Professionals, County Attorneys, Special Education Directors and Specialists, School Resource Officers, and other stakeholders.

Join us to discuss juvenile justice and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Afterschool programs are uniquely poised to provide prevention and intervention services to at-risk children and youth.

NEW LOCATION: Riverton Holiday Inn & Convention Center – 900 E. Sunset Blvd. Riverton, WY, 82501


Funded by the Newell B. Sargent Foundation

March 2017

Jr. Master Gardener Training & Charlie Cart Demonstration – March 23-24th

Open to: Afterschool Providers, All Wyoming Educators

This workshop will train you to lead or teach Junior Master Gardener (JMG) curriculum and an introduction to Charlie Carts.

JMG engages children in hands-on group and individual learning experiences that promote a love of gardening and cultivates the mind. Charlie Carts are a mobile kitchen classroom that engages kids through food and nutrition.

LOCATION: Casper Holiday Inn

January 2017

Supporting Social-Emotional Needs and Responding to Aggressive Behavior – January 17

Open to: Afterschool Providers, Special Education Directors and Specialists, School Resource Officers, Classroom Teachers, Juvenile Justice Professionals

The landscape of childhood has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. Join us for an in-person training on supporting social-emotional skills and responding to aggressive behavior. This training is free of charge, includes lunch, and is approved by PTSB – See agenda for more details.
Where: Holiday Inn – McMurry Park – Casper, WY, 82609
When: The training runs from 10-3, or you may (optionally) attend from 9-5, which qualifies for PTSB credit.

Click for More Details: Training AgendaSupporting Social and Emotional NeedsResponding to Aggressive Behavior