2010 Grant Recipients
Bright Futures Mentoring $1,000
The Esteem Project, which targets 5th and 6th grade girls, is a mentoring project that fosters a community in which issues effecting young girls can be discussed and tackled. Professional women from the community are chosen as mentors for the project as well allowing great community/school interaction to take place.
Casper Children’s Theatre $3,000
“The Secret Lives of Girls,” a production focusing on the impact of bullying by girls, will be produced by the Casper Children’s Theatre. The Theatre’s production, which will be performed at a variety of towns around the state, will provide an opportunity to highlight and discuss bullying and the issues surrounding it.
CLIMB Wyoming $3,000
The Advocacy for CLIMB Wyoming Participants Program assists low-income single mothers statewide through job training in non-traditional, high-paying fields, life skills programming, and counseling.
Connections Corner $5,000
CC works to bridge the gap between poverty and overall well-being by implementing programs which provide training to those living in poverty. Connections Corner also works with community members and volunteers to help build relationships and remove poverty-related barriers. The training has led to 80% of all participants increasing their household incomes.
Equality State Policy Center $15,000
ESPC’s project, Minimum Wage: Not Just for Kids, is being used to educate, raise awareness, and create policy change in regards to the wage gap. ESPC’s Citizen Lobbyist Training, which teaches citizen advocates the skills they need to influence policymaking, is a major part of the program. The wage gap impacts the economic stability of Wyoming’s women, families, and communities.
Shoshone/Arapaho Head Start $8,420
Shoshone and Arapaho Head Start is promoting women’s self-sufficiency by providing staff the opportunity to complete Early Childhood Development degrees. The women given this opportunity will not only improve the quality of their own lives, but will provide a more thorough education for the children they are teaching.
Sublette County Non-Traditional 4-H Afterschool Program $2.000
The SET (Science, Engineering, & Technology) Fair for Girls is empowering young women and girls through fun and challenging opportunities in math and science. Young girls are paired with high school mentors in preparing a science fair project and then put in contact with women who work in science or math based careers.
Womentum’s newest endeavor is expansion! This year Womentum will be harnessing women’s intellectual, creative, and charitable spirits in both Jackson and in Fremont County. Womentum recognizes that women’s philanthropic and volunteer efforts make a huge impact.
Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program $2,500
WYFHOP offers two, and single-parent working families in Cheyenne and Laramie the opportunity to achieve first-time home ownership by educating participants in financial literacy, mentoring activities, and establishing partners who will sponsor families’ down payments on their first home. This year WYFHOP will be using granted funds to provide further training to families and to pilot an evaluation of the program.
Wyoming Latina Youth Conference $1,000
WLYC is a special event specifically targeted to work for the educational success of Wyoming’s female Hispanic students. The event focuses on empowering young women through mentors, education, and awareness and draws in young Latina women from around the state.
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