The 10th WYAA State Conference on Afterschool will be held October 2-3, 2018. Learn more at

About The Conference

This conference is designed for school– and community–based programs taking place outside of formal school time. It is also set up to meet the needs of professionals and attorneys in the field of juvenile justice. Highlights include:

Deep Dive on Juvenile Justice

Approved for 5.5 hours of CLE credit by the Wyoming State Bar Association, attend these sessions if you are an attorney or professional working with at-risk children and youth. (October 4th from 8pm-2pm)

36 Workshops in our Core Areas

In three areas of: Supporting Youth and Behavior Management; Growing Your Program; and Expanded Learning Opportunities, you are bound to find something interesting! Approved for PTSB and STARS Credit (October 4-5th)


We are hosting a reception to honor the work of Senators Affie Ellis and Stephan Pappas as Champions of Afterschool + an opportunity to win $500 for an afterschool program of your choice (October 4th at 5:45 pm)

Lights On Rally for Afterschool Programs

To celebrate the great work of our programs; provide an update to the field and network (October 5th from 8-10am)

Share-A-Thon Raffle

Visit with each exhibitor to earn a raffle ticket for your chance to win $500 for an afterschool program of your choice and many other wonderful prizes. October 5th at 2:30 pm – Must be present to win.

More About the Conference

Our goal is to provide professional development, technical assistance, and networking opportunities for afterschool providers and staff, coordinators and directors, school administrators, early childcare providers, youth development professionals, and key stakeholders from across Wyoming.

Leading the Way Through Afterschool invites attendees to look into ways educational and behavioral outcomes for children are intertwined with aspects of our juvenile and criminal justice system.

Afterschool programs are uniquely positioned to provide low-cost, effect prevention and early intervention services to children and youth beginning in kindergarten. This conference will explore the ways that afterschool programs provide support by focusing on: Positive Youth Development; Behavior Management Strategies; Supporting and Understanding ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorders; Restorative Justice; and many more.