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Lesson of the Month

Each month, we highlight an elementary and secondary lesson from the Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics curriculum.View Lessons »

Experiential Learning

The Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics program utilizes experiential learning to teach youth how we can all live best in a community by showing honor and respect, and living authentically.What We Offer »

Programs for Youth

 implemented by the Wyoming Youth Initiative

Wyoming Youth Initiative Mission Statement

By establishing an atmosphere of trust and acceptance, we desire to inspire self-discovery in individuals of all ages and backgrounds, helping them build a framework of values and character.

The Code of the West

The “Ten Principles to Live By” as described in Jim Owen’s book Cowboy Ethics

1. Live Each Day with Courage

2. Take Pride in Your Work

3. Always Finish What You Start

4. Do What Has to Be Done

5. Be Tough, But Fair

6. When You Make a Promise, Keep It

7. Ride For the Brand

8. Talk Less and Say More

9. Remember That Some Things Aren’t For Sale

10. Know Where to Draw the Line.


Videos on Cowboy Ethics