P O W E L L, W y o. - Single parents once again have an opportunity to participate in the Single Parent Support Program at Northwest College. The application deadline for the grant-funded initiative is Friday, Sept. 19.
Students who are enrolled in at least six credit hours at NWC are eligible and may receive a stipend upon successful completion. Participants from the fall 2007 session are encouraged to apply but won't be eligible for the stipend.
The Single Parent Support Program provides information and help with time and financial management, wellness (both physical and emotional), community resources, personal safety and childcare issues. Single parents of both genders are invited to learn about the skills needed and resources available to juggle family and school, and also to discuss the challenges and rewards that accompany this dual role.
The group meets for eight one-hour sessions at noon on Thursdays and for two longer, intensive Saturday parenting sessions (utilizing Love and Logic principles). The Thursday sessions begin Oct. 9; the Saturday sessions are scheduled Nov. 8 and Dec. 6. Lunch is provided during the Thursday sessions.
The Single Parent Support Program is made possible this semester through a grant from the Wyoming Women's Foundation Fund and the NWC Foundation. Because this is the last funding opportunity available through the Wyoming Women's Foundation, the program is looking for private support in order to continue. All donations are welcome and handled through the Northwest College Foundation.
To find out more about how to enroll in or sustain the Single Parent Support Program, e-mail Roena Halbur or call (307) 754-6135, or toll-free (800) 560-4692, ext. 6135.