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Great projects from around the state that we support
Wyoming Afterschool Alliance (WYAA)
Of the 51,545 Wyoming youth between the ages of 5 and 17, an estimated 21 percent are unsupervised after school, one study showed. Almost 50 percent of these children would be likely to participate in afterschool programs if they were available.
The WYAA has received grant money from several different sources, including the WYCF, totaling over $390,000. This money is being used to educate policy makers of the value of afterschool programs as well as to form a communication network across the state to facilitate discussion in forming such programs.
"I am confident that we will be successful in educating the public and building the important partnerships needed to ensure that our students, families, and communities are assured access to high-quality afterschool programs in their communities," said Linda Barton, director of the WYAA.
Read more about WYAA at www.wyafterschoolalliance.org
Nursing Workforce Project of Wyoming
This project, inspired and partially funded by a two-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Northwest Health Foundation Fund II, seeks to close the shortage gap in the nursing workforce across the country.
"As the severity of the nursing shortage continues to grow, the stability and quality of our nation's health care stands at risk," said Susan B. Hassmiller, senior program officer at the RWJF. "It's not only a national problem, but a local issue that demands community-based interventions and innovative solutions."
The WYCF and other funding partners stepped up to this challenge by creating the Nursing Workforce Project. The WYCF is also the project's fiscal sponsor. As one of 10 RWJF grant recipients in 2008, the project will create a state nursing workforce center to act as a central clearing place and coordinator for statewide efforts. Project leaders will select, support, and evaluate five pilot programs that will address identified nursing workforce issues, with at least one program that takes place in a long-term care setting.
Read more about PIN at www.wynursing.org
Wyoming State Spelling Bee
Wyoming Community Foundation is proud to sponsor the Wyoming State Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee is the premier academic event for 1st through 8th graders in the U.S. We are delighted to do our part to continue the tradition. The first place winner of the Wyoming State Bee will receive a cash award allowing the student to travel to Washington DC and participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and many other activities. Thank you for helping us encourage Wyoming students to improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn new concepts, and compete in a friendly manner, at the local, state and national level.
For more information on how to enroll your school, please visit www.spellingbee.com.
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