Afterschool discussion planned for Big Piney/Marbleton
by Wyoming Afterschool Alliance
February 4, 2009
Linda Barton, Executive Director of the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance (WAA), will facilitate afterschool/outside school focus groups at the Big Piney library on Wednesday, February 18 to obtain community input for afterschool/outside school programming for children in the Big Piney/Marbleton area.
According to Laurie Latta, Sublette Community Partnership coordinator, who is organizing the program, "we have collected statistical information from parents, and the need for afterschool programming is obvious, but we have not talked to all community stakeholders to collaborate on a long term resolution to this concern. The focus groups will be designed to seek solutions to what has been an issue for many years for working families."
The focus groups will represent parents, teachers, school administrators, school board members, the business community, county and city government leaders, early child care providers, local and state agencies, and senior citizens. Each group will meet individually for approximately one hour.
Parents and community members are encouraged to participate. For more details or to get involved in the focus groups, please contact Laurie Latta at 307-367-6747 or, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.