NWC News Desk

NWC receives grant for single mother program

Posted December 19, 2006

P O W E L L, W y o. - Thanks to the Wyoming Women's Foundation (WyWF), Northwest College will have $7,576 this spring semester for a support program designed specifically to assist single- parent mothers who want to further their career or improve their ability to provide for their children.

According to the grant proposal approved by the WyWF, the NWC Trapper Aces Single Mother's Support Program will provide "eight weeks of intensive informational workshops and create a support and assistance group for up to 15 single mothers who are also students at Northwest College."

The NWC Student Senate contributed another $400 to boost the budget to $7,976. Additional Student Senate assistance is expected during coming years to help sustain the program.

The funding will, among other things, be used to provide childcare services for participants, private tutoring, meals and a $250 stipend for each participant who completes the program.

NWC counselors, along with Lorraine Leavitt, a student coordinator, will work with single mothers to create a self-supporting group, delivering an eight-week success course where mothers participate in innovative and inspiring programs to help them succeed in setting and reaching their goals.

For more information or to apply for the Trapper Aces Single Mother's Support Program at Northwest College, contact Roena Halbur , at (800) 560-4692 or 307-754-6135.

The Wyoming Women's Foundation is a charitable organization that supports economic self-sufficiency and access to opportunities for women and girls in Wyoming by raising funds, making grants and providing leadership. Click here for information about WyWF, or call (307) 721-7007.