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

Wyoming Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge

  • Wyoming’s youth are being called to shape Wyoming’s future. Learn about the exciting new entrepreneurship program happening this spring for young people for ages 10-22 at wyafterschoolalliance.org/pitch-challenge

WYAA Special Roundtable Series: Design for Summer Learning

Our special Roundtables continue as we move from spring to summer learning. Please join us to think together about how we design new strategies to support young people’s potential. We hope you’ll forward this message to afterschool professionals, district partners and other members of your community that may be interested in attending. This is a time for us to connect, learn and innovate together to benefit Wyoming’s most important resource: our children. We plan for Tuesdays to be opportunities for professional development and Fridays to be opportunities for us to learn from one another and across boundaries. Plan to join us Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:00pm as you can.

Recorded Sessions and Slide Decks

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.

Help Spread the Word!

Wyoming COVID Response is a collaborative of participating funders supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The partners support nonprofit organizations, communities, healthcare workers and others around the state who are addressing the multiple needs brought on by this crisis.

While there are many messages and messengers providing information about the virus and preventing the spread, the funding partners felt that providing appropriate education in a distinctly Wyoming voice by noted members of our community would be the most effective way to support Wyoming’s efforts. See the Galloway Family and CJ Box below!

Every spokesperson that we have approached has been enthusiastic to participate. Wyoming COVID Response has completed two PSAs featuring the Galloway Family of Gillette and author C.J. Box of Saratoga. Look former Senator Alan Simpson, author Craig Johnson, Representative Andi Clifford, and former Miss Wyoming Jessie Allen at facebook.com/WYCOVID and wycovid.org. Wyoming COVID Response Partners for Public Service Announcements are:

  • George B. Storer Foundation
  • Wyoming Community Foundation
  • John P. Ellbogen Foundation
  • Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation
  • Foundation for the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming

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 WYCF COVID-19 Fund provides rapid financial support to frontline nonprofits working to offset the impacts of the virus in their communities. Now is the time to double down for our Wyoming community! We’ll need to come together as we learn about immediate needs and long-term impacts of the outbreak. Learn how to apply for a grant or contribute to the fund at wycf.org/covid19.
  • 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.”

 

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