April 28, 2015
For Immediate Release
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming Boys’ State announced today that it has received a $30,000 Daniels Fund grant to support program enhancements, communication and alumni outreach.
As a program of The American Legion, Boys’ State is a practical government educational program for qualified male high school juniors. It developed from the concept that youth should be offered a perspective of the operation of government and not just learn it, but experience it. The annual session is held in Douglas the first full week in June.
Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. For more information, please visit the Daniels Fund website.
“We are extremely excited about receiving a grant from the Daniels Fund,” said Rusty Ridley, chairman of the committee. “We will be using the funds to reach out to our alumni and friends and also to publicize our program better to high schools and potential delegates for future sessions.”
The Daniels Fund has given $20,000 to Wyoming Boys’ State with the remaining $10,000 to be awarded on a two to one match.
“We will be reaching out to delegates and friends from previous years asking for their support over the next year to help meet our matching goal,” said Ridley. For more information about Wyoming Boys’ State, call 307-228-0515. To donate online, click here.