13th Annual Golf Tournament
4 Man Scramble
Saturday, July 8th 2017 From 6:45am – 1:00pm
3 Crowns Golf Club
1601 King Boulevard
SAVE THE DATE!
Golf Tournament Registration officially opens on May 1st, 2017
Sinclair Casper Refining Company was proud to sponsor Climb Wyoming in This Year’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament!
The uniquely comprehensive Climb program model was developed in 1986 in Cheyenne and expanded to Casper in 2004. Climb is a career training and placement program that successfully moves single mother families out of poverty which has a multi-generational impact and directly improves the lives of children. Climb incorporates not only the components necessary to help low-income single mothers move toward self-sufficiency, financial independence and family stability through job training and placement, but also services that extend well beyond these job-related components. Our innovative and unique mental health based program includes group and individual counseling, life skills and parenting skills training, financial education and peer group support. In offering comprehensive services, we better prepare our participants for long-term success in the workplace, their communities and their families. This combination of services allows single mothers we serve to overcome their personal barriers to success and make permanent life changes for themselves and for the future of their children.
With more single mothers attending Climb information sessions in Natrona County than can participate, the need for a comprehensive job training and placement program is evident. In Natrona County, 42% of single mother families with children under age 18 live below the poverty level (U.S. Census Bureau 2014). Within the low-income single mother population, there is a high degree of stress which leads to mental health challenges, child behavior problems, a need for foster care and other legal concerns.
Poverty can impede young children’s cognitive, social and emotional development; contribute to poor health; and negatively affect educational opportunities and outcomes (Kids Count 2016). In addition, children under the age of 5 are at risk for significant developmental challenges as a result of living in poverty during their years of greatest brain development. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, low-income parents experience more daily stress from insufficient income which can compromise good parenting and inevitably affect their children.
Climb believes there is no better way to support the advancement of children in poverty than in providing their parent an opportunity for stability through self-sufficiency. Climb is a multi-faceted program that aims to move low-income, single mothers out of poverty through job training and career placement. However, Climb is not just about job skills – in order to end the generational cycle of poverty, women need well-rounded success in life skills such as parenting, personal relationships, and navigating business and community resources.