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.

Paul trained in theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, UK and worked professionally as an actor and stage manager in Australia’s regional theatres as well as a circus clown performing throughout England, Scotland and Wales. He is an authentic player of Aboriginal percussion and didgeridoo, having learned from Yidumduma Bill Harney, the last male custodian of the Wardaman culture in Australia’s Northern Territory who also made Paul an honorary member of the clan. Learn more at

Sponsorship Opportunities

The WYAA State Conference on Afterschool Programs offers a unique opportunity for businesses and nonprofit organizations to reach an active and engaged audience of individuals and programs who are looking for the latest methods for improving outcomes for young people across the entire day. Learn about the sponsors of the 2018 conference: click here. Would you like to learn about sponsorship opportunities? Contact Kate Foster, Program Coordinator, or 307.335.9922.

Book Your Rooms

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