AFTERSCHOOL IN

South Dakota


Afterschool programs in South Dakota keep kids safe, inspire learning, and give working parents peace of mind. Kids discover who they are and what they love to do, make smart choices, and avoid risky behaviors.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in South Dakota is high

27k

In 2019, 27,315 children (19%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in South Dakota

Kids in afterschool enjoy a wide range of benefits, and parents and families benefit too:

70%

Keeping kids safe and out of trouble

87%

Giving working parents peace of mind

73%

Engaging kids in STEM learning

83%

Helping kids build
life skills

91%

Providing kids physical activity

South Dakota parents strongly support afterschool

85%

of parents support public funding for afterschool

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federal funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.

TODAY

FY 2023

$6,515,398

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Learn More about Afterschool in South Dakota

South Dakota Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS
VISTA

The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Billy Mawhiney
South Dakota Afterschool Network
300 West 11th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57005
bmawhiney@sdafterschoolnetwork.org
https://sdafterschoolnetwork.org

AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Ambassador Emeritus
Heather DeWit
Community Reformed Church
6800 E. 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57110
605-336-1475
heather.dewit@gmail.com

Ambassador Emeritus
Billy Mawhiney
South Dakota Afterschool Network
300 West 11th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-681-8349
bmawhiney@me.com

Since 2005, members of the Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives have been building support and resources for quality afterschool programs.

Caucus members in your state:

Sen John Thune (R-SD)

For the past 7 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been a proud sponsor organization for national AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting State Afterschool Networks and STEM Ecosystems to increase the access to and quality of enrichment opportunities for youth.

Currently there are no Afterschool VISTA locations in your state.

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