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Boys & Girls Club expansion made possible by One Cent

You already know the value of a dollar, but the One Cent proves the power of a penny. In Natrona County, we’re our own biggest supporters, and we vote to better our communities through the Optional One Cent. These funds sustain some of our most important assets: organizations that provide safety, culture and leisure. Choosing to invest your pocket change back into Natrona County will result in huge returns for the future of our communities and our families. Learn how the One Cent supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming below, then vote ‘yes’ to the Optional One Cent Nov. 6.

From Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming CEO Ashley Bright:

What does the One Cent mean to your organization?

Quite simply, your small change equals big change for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming. Our organization is able to serve and impact thousands of the community’s youth because of support through the One Cent. We have utilized One Cent funds to support capacity building in our 35,000 square foot flagship facility on East K Street in Casper. In addition, the funding was key in expanding programming in opening a new Club location at Lincoln Elementary. This Club location has allowed us to provide youth in the North Casper neighborhood with a safe place to go after school.

What does your organization mean to Natrona CountyHow does the One Cent support your contribution and mission?

We make a daily impact in our community. We partner with several organizations and act as a catalyst for children, youth and families in Casper. Our mission is to inspire all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. We are the largest youth development organization in the state of Wyoming.

For one day, a 5th grade class in the Natrona County School District has the experience of running an economy in a place called WyoTowne. Located inside the All American Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming’s campus, WyoTowne provides financial literacy programming to children with a hands-on experiential learning environment, complete with store fronts and uniforms. Since its opening in 2016, more than 1,200 youth have had this unique experience, giving them a real-world view of life beyond graduation. The All American Center was made possible through One Cent funding.

Why should people vote ‘yes’ to the One Cent this November?

We want to see our community and children thrive and succeed. Through support from things like One Cent, our community can provide children what they need to be caring, productive citizens. Because of One Cent funds, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming has the infrastructure and facilities to support the youth of our community. We are able to make sure children aren’t left home unsupervised after school, hungry, or floundering in school.

Paid for by the Natrona County One Cent Committee

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