RANCHESTER — The Tongue River Valley Community Center has received a $25,000 grant from the Daniel’s Fund.
TRVCC Director Erin Kilbride said the funds will be used for youth and after school programs offered by the center.
“Our after school program goes in line with Bill Daniels’ vision to see that youth are cared for and given opportunities,” she said. “We have always had an after school program, but our plan is to step it up a bit and do more for the kids out here, do a little bit more for the youth in the valley.”
She said the money will be used to incorporate more science, math and outdoor education and activity opportunities into the after school program.
The grant is part of $3.3 million that is expected to be distributed to Wyoming nonprofits in 2013 in areas of aging, alcoholism and substance abuse, amateur sports, disabilities, early childhood education, K-12 education reform, ethics and integrity in education, homeless and disadvantaged and youth development.
Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television who launched his first system in Casper, established the Daniels Fund to operate the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.