Save the Date for the 11th Annual WYAA State Conference

The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance will host the 11th Annual WYAA State Conference on Afterschool Programs October 2-3, 2019 at Little America in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The conference provides 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.

Afterschool programs are locally-driven solutions that help children learn and reach their full potential, families balance work with home, and employers hire the workforce they need. Teachers report that students in afterschool programs show more interest in learning, behave better, and complete their homework assignments. Afterschool programs offer new learning opportunities and help all students thrive in school and life.

The WYAA State Conference on Afterschool Programs is designed to help attendees focus on education and networking while also raising the profile of the afterschool profession throughout the Cowboy State and across the country. Would you like to learn more about the 11th Annual WYAA State Conference? Contact Program Coordinator Kate Foster, or 307-335-9922.

Acclaimed Aussie Performing Artist Speak at 2019 State Conference

Adelaide-native Paul Taylor celebrates the culture of his Australian homeland in shows and workshops for all ages, sharing stories, multi-media images, and music of Aboriginal and European Australia. Recipient of the 2015 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award, Paul travels the US, performing and conducting hands-on interactive sessions for schools, colleges, performing arts centers, festivals, museums, libraries and community centers but still makes time to go to the Outback bush each summer. Expect a playful and engaging session built around the creation of a mural. Learn more on the conference registration website:

Call for Presenters

Share your knowledge! Do you have a passion for working with children or educators? Do you have something new and exciting to share? Answer our call for presenters! Click here. Respond by Monday, July 1st. Presenters who wish to participate in the conference as an attendee as well as a presenter are invited to register with a special 10% discount. For complete information, please download the information sheet: Click here. Direct questions to Kate Foster, Program Coordinator, or 307.335.9922.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance is pleased to offer a variety of options for businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations who would like to participate in and support Wyoming’s only statewide conference on afterschool. Visit to order online!

  • Signature Sponsorship Opportunities: Ensure that your business or organization is highly visible. Sponsorship packages feature the most popular benefits available at the WYAA State Conference with extra perks! Download the info sheet and order online.
  • Conference Guide Ads: The Conference Guide is the primary source of information use throughout the conference. Don’t miss your chance to be in front of every attendee, sponsor, presenter, and keynote speaker! Ad sizes are tailored to meet any budget. Download the info sheet and order online.
  • Exhibitor Opportunities: The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance offers a menu of options to help exhibitors make the most of the WYAA State Conference. Special rates are available for nonprofits and we make it easy to include promotional items in conference bags. Download the info sheet and order online.

Book Your Rooms

Little America offers special room rates for the WYAA State Conference. Book online today at

Leap Into Science

Bring Leap into Science into your afterschool program! WYAA is excited to present a pre-conference training session at our annual conference. Developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum and supported by the National Girls Collaborative Project, Leap Into Science is a series of evidence-based curriculum and training resources that integrate open-ended science activities with children’s books for children ages 3-10 and their families. Are you interested in participating? Sign up for the pre-conference training session, which will be held on Tuesday, October 1! The four-hour training will include access to kits that make implementation easy. This year’s curriculum will focus on wind — Wyoming kids will easily be able to identify with this natural force! Click here.