Creating Partnerships, Building Programs, Strengthening Youth
What is WYAA?
The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance supports and promotes quality school-based and school-linked afterschool programs that improve outcomes for children, youth and families.
A priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, WYAA…
- Created Wyoming’s first Afterschool and Youth Development Credential
- Hosted seven annual professional development conferences
- Launched a widely used, real-time program assessment tool
KIDS COUNT Partnership
Afterschool programs are a critical support for all of Wyoming’s working families. They play an important role in the lives of children living in poverty, children with different learning styles, and children who need more opportunities to learn outside of the traditional academic setting. Access to the KIDS COUNT DATA CENTER informs providers about children and the communities they serve.
WYAA KIDS COUNT Research
Afterschool programs support students to be successful in school and in life through increased school day attendance, higher grades, better work habits, greater ability to stay on task, better performance on achievement tests, and increased self-esteem and self-confidence.
The data informs stakeholders, educators, and policy-makers that afterschool and summer learning programs positively impact schools, families, and communities in Wyoming.