Climb graduates significantly contribute to Wyoming businesses with their resilience, skills, and motivation to work in industries that bolster the state’s economy.
Climb graduates are filling jobs in Wyoming’s workforce during a critical labor shortage, especially in healthcare and transportation.
Since 1986, Climb graduates
have contributed more than
44 million hours of work to Wyoming’s economy.
After just three months, Climb graduates are starting new careers and discovering new lives. After two years, they are continuing an upward trend, earning self-sufficient wages and benefits that allow them to transition off public assistance and provide financial stability for their children.
When moms begin training, most are unemployed. Those who are
working* are typically in low-wage jobs with little potential for growth.
81% of graduates using food stamps before Climb have decreased their dependence.
Graduate access to private health insurance triples.
Poverty that is passed down from one generation to the next creates significant barriers to job success, trapping low-income single mothers and their children in a cycle that Climb participants are ready to break. When you help a single mother get back on her feet, the effect lasts for generations.
Children benefit when parents increase their education and income. They have greater access to academic and extracurricular activities, more stable schedules at home, and role models for career success.