Intended Use:

The resources on this page are intended for trained Wyoming Youth Initiative Instructors. WYI Instructors please feel free to utilize these documents and links in your implementation of the Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics program.

If you are not a certified WYI Instructor, we would love to have you join us at one of our upcoming trainings to become certified.

Implementation Kits:

Implementation Kits are intended to aide in the process of planning out lessons for any time frame available, and successfully teaching each component of the program.

The Elementary Edition is geared for grades K-5 and includes the Values portion of the program with a ‘Word of the Month’ focus.

The Secondary Edition is geared towards grades 6-12 and includes the Ten Principles to Live By from James P. Owen’s book “Cowboy Ethics”.

Updated Curriculum:

We are constantly adding new lessons and content to our curricula. If you have been trained and would like the latest version of our Elementary or Secondary programs, please let us know!!
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Elementary Book Lists

The Elementary Book List is a 12 page booklet that provides a variety of picture books, young author books, and even chapter books to assist in successfully teaching each of the Elementary Values of the Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics program.


Center for Cowboy Ethics & Leadership

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming

Boys & Girls Clubs of America


11th Principle Cards

Silent Introduction

Secondary Final Project Option

Elementary Final Project Option

Download Implementation Kits

Elementary Edition pdfSecondary Edition pdf