The Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police (WASCOP) is announcing the launch of a grant application process seeking to identify an adult leader to oversee a Wyoming Youth Coalition in each county of our state.
The goal of establishing Wyoming Youth Coalitions is to build a statewide peer-to-peer movement of youth dedicated to having an impact on schools and communities through events and innovative communications raising awareness of issues including, substance abuse, impaired driving, vaping, bullying, making positive choices, and other issues they identify.
Guided by an adult adviser from a school or youth-serving organization, each Youth Coalition would be eligible for a $1,000 grant in both the spring and fall semesters ($2,000 total). In addition to local efforts, students will be able to share information on activities and media projects through #WYAMPLIFY, an innovative communications platform being launched in partnership with the Casper Star Tribune. The Wyoming Youth Coalitions program is funded solely through support from individuals and foundations.
Law enforcement professionals in Wyoming believe youth are our most precious resource and recognize that empowering them to make a difference in their communities is an effective way to promote healthy behaviors that have longstanding benefits to all involved.
For more information, or to apply to become an adult adviser, please contact Rhea Parsons, Director of the WASCOP Education and Prevention campaign,