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.


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

Implementation Kits

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


The Secondary Edition is geared towards grades 6-12 & includes the Ten Principles to Live By from James P. Owens’ 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 contact us!

elementary book list

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.