Afterschool in Your State

A clearing house of information on afterschool across the country

Drill down into afterschool numbers, developments, resources and more in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. 

Networks of afterschool program providers and advocates are already working or forming in several states across the county to push for quality, affordable afterschool programs for all youth. Use the map below to navigate to find out about all things afterschool in your state. Explore facts and figures on how children in your state spend their hours after school; state policy and funding information; afterschool champions and voices; and contacts in your state that can be a great resource to help guide your afterschool efforts.

Afterschool in in Wyoming

Facts & Research

  • In Wyoming, 22% (19,855) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Wyoming children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 45% (34,827) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 67% of parents in Wyoming are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 15% (14,026) of Wyoming's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 5,632 kids* in programs supported by the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, the only federal program dedicated to afterschool.

*—This figure is an Afterschool Alliance calculation based on the state-allocated 21st CCLC funding and a program cost of $1,000 per child. The program cost per child is an Afterschool Alliance estimation based on the Department of Education's per-student expenditures for: (1) all students attending 21st CCLC programs and (2) students who regularly attend 21st CCLC programs.

For afterschool participation and funding levels in Wyoming, refer to the Afterschool in Wyoming Fact Sheet.

Explore America After 3PM for even more research on afterschool programs in Wyoming.

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State Policy and Funding

Spearheaded by the departments of Education and Health, Wyoming recently created the 21st Century State Incentive Grant to encourage community collaboration around youth services. Wyoming youth also benefit from the Student Enrichment Pilot Project, launched in 2008 and backed by state funds with the established purpose of providing enrichment instruction programs to Wyoming students. Additionally, the Wyoming Bridges program awards its $11 million in funding to school districts that support summer learning opportunities and expanded learning during the school year. Most recently, the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance launched a research project to survey the capacity of the state's public and private afterschool systems and assess their effectiveness. The project will also set up a system of Quality Advisors for afterschool programs and develop a program self-assessment tool that will be piloted with as many as 25 Wyoming afterschool sites. For more info see http://www.wyafterschoolalliance.org.

Check out the State Policy section of our website for state-specific data and ideas for developing and advancing afterschool policy at the state level.

State Network

Your statewide afterschool network has a webpage with useful resources and policy updates: http://www.wyafterschoolalliance.org/

Supplemental Educational Services

Interested in running an afterschool tutoring program? Find information on the application process and selection criteria for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers in your state here.

Afterschool Champions & Voices

Wyoming has champions across the state leading the fight to ensure that all children have access to safe and enriching afterschool programs.

Afterschool Caucus

On March 3, 2005, members of Congress established the first-ever Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to build support for afterschool programs and increase resources for quality afterschool care. The following elected officials from Wyoming participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Your state has no elected officials in the Afterschool Caucus. Ask your Senators and Representative to show their support for afterschool programs by joining the Afterschool Caucuses.

Ambassadors

Selected from some of the most effective afterschool programs and advocacy organizations in the nation, the Afterschool Ambassadors work every day to help keep kids safe, inspire children to learn and help working families. They know firsthand the barriers and benefits that communities face in making afterschool available to all children and are a great resource for programs throughout Wyoming. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:

Ambassador for 2016-17
Tamra Mander Petersen
Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center
1013 West Cheyenne Drive Suite A
Evanston, WY 82930
(307) 679-2626
tpetersen@uintaeducation.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Jenny Davis
HSCSD #1 Lights On Afterschool
415 Springview
Thermopolis, WY 82443
(307) 864-6592
jdavis@hotsprings1.org

Ambassador Emeritus
Linda Barton
Wyoming Afterschool Alliance
626 Washington Street
Lander, WY 82520
(307) 335-9922
linda@wycf.org

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Wyoming:

As a legislator in the State of Wyoming House of Representatives, sitting on the Education Committee, Select Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Select Committee on Tribal Relations and the Committee on School Facilities, I am acutely aware of the need in our communities for afterschool programs. This valuable resource helps working families by keeping our youth safe and contributing to their educational experience through expanded learning opportunities.

W. Patrick Goggles
Wyoming State Representative, District 33

State Contact

Linda Barton
Wyoming Afterschool Alliance
626 Washington Street
Lander, WY 82520
307-335-9922
linda@wycf.org
http://www.wyafterschoolalliance.org/