Financials

 

 

 


Return on Investment

Thanks to your support, Climb invested $15,877 in Kayleigh, and as a result she will earn an additional $873,600 during her lifetime.

Notes:
Assumes retirement at age 65 and no wage increase.
Average cost/Climb participant is $20,000.

CLIMB Return on Investment

Kayleigh

Age: 23 Years Old

Children: 1


Office Careers

"I don’t even know who I would have become without Climb. I didn’t think I would be doing accounting, I didn’t even know what QuickBooks was! The closest I had come to doing anything like that before was counting the register. I don’t need food stamps anymore and went from not being able to afford rent to being able to live in my own house. For my son, it looks like he will most definitely have a better future than if I didn’t have this career. I can now afford to save money for his college fund, unlike before when I had nothing. Once I made the choice to do Climb, both of our lives were changed forever.”


Before CLIMB

Annual Wage: $9,360

Occupation: Food Service

After CLIMB

Annual Wage: $30,160

Occupation: Accounting, University of Wyoming, Departments of Botany and Molecular Biology

Increase in Annual Wage: $20,800

Lifetime Increase in Wages: $873,600


Savings to State

The financial benefits to the State of Wyoming as a result of the Climb Wyoming program are impressive. For every 100 Wyoming families that reach self-sufficiency, Wyoming experiences the following cost savings (conservative estimates):

Medicaid Savings (34 families)
$174,556
Food Stamps Savings (62 Families)
$280,116
Eliminated Incarceration Cost (5 Mothers)
$223,125
Eliminated Foster Care Cost (15 Children)
$119,520
Annual Savings to Wyoming
$797,317

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