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Our Wyoming Kids Mini Grant, 2015

Partnership funds two $500 Our Kids grants

At the Partnership’s June 25, 2015, Kids, Schools, and Communities that Help Them Prosper conference, participants read and discussed Robert Putnam’s 2015 book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis and posed solutions. To extend the conversation and the work, the Partnership offered conference participants $500 mini grant opportunities. As of October, two projects have been proposed, funded and completed. They are reported here, as is a video of Professor Putnam, giving a talk for the Fordham Foundation.

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Centennial Writes: A Collection of Our Stories

September 3, 2015 was an exciting day for the small rural community of Centennial, Wyoming. The Wyoming School University Partnership co-sponsored “Centennial Writes: A Collection of Our Stories" along with the Centennial Library. The mini-grant helped the Centennial Library participate in the One Book Wyoming Project. Author, Cat Urbigkit from Pinedale, WY worked with 45 school children in grades K-6 from Centennial and Harmony Elementary Schools from 12:30-2:30 PM. READ MORE!


Equitable Access to Learning through Outdoor Education and Recreation

On September 9-10, 2015, instructors from the UW College of Education and UW Lab School teamed up to take 56 seventh and eighth grade students from all socioeconomic-status (SES) families, experiential backgrounds, and academic developmental levels on a school-related, extracurricular-style, two-day outdoor education and recreation learning experience. READ MORE!

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