Afterschool in Your State

A clearing house of information on afterschool across the country

Drill down into afterschool numbers, developments, resources, and more in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. 

Networks of afterschool program providers and advocates are already working or forming in several states across the county to push for quality, affordable afterschool programs for all youth. Use the map below to navigate to find out about all things afterschool in your state. Explore facts and figures on how children in your state spend their hours after school; state policy and funding information; afterschool champions and voices; and contacts in your state that can be a great resource to help guide your afterschool efforts.

Afterschool in South Dakota

Facts & Research

  • In South Dakota, 27% (36,320) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all South Dakota children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 32% (36,409) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 93% of parents in South Dakota are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 14% (19,165) of South Dakota's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 5,632 kids* in programs supported by the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, the only federal program dedicated to afterschool.

*—This figure is an Afterschool Alliance calculation based on the state-allocated 21st CCLC funding and a program cost of $1,000 per child. The program cost per child is an Afterschool Alliance estimation based on the Department of Education's per-student expenditures for: (1) all students attending 21st CCLC programs and (2) students who regularly attend 21st CCLC programs.

For afterschool participation and funding levels in South Dakota, refer to the Afterschool in South Dakota Fact Sheet.

Explore America After 3PM for even more research on afterschool programs in South Dakota.


State Policy and Funding

The South Dakota Out-of-School Time (OST) Program provides grants, training, technical assistance and program development to schools and communities interested in developing OST initiatives. Additionally, the Social Services Department Division of Child Care Services currently provides scholarships for programs to become nationally accredited through the National AfterSchool Association.

Check out the State Policy section of our website for state-specific data and ideas for developing and advancing afterschool policy at the state level.

State Network

Your statewide afterschool network has a webpage with useful resources and policy updates:

Supplemental Educational Services

Interested in running an afterschool tutoring program? Find information on the application process and selection criteria for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers in your state here.

Afterschool Champions & Voices

South Dakota has champions across the state leading the fight to ensure that all children have access to safe and enriching afterschool programs.

Afterschool Caucus

On March 3, 2005, members of Congress established the first-ever Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to build support for afterschool programs and increase resources for quality afterschool care. The following elected officials from South Dakota participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

House Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD)

Senate Sen. John Thune (R-SD)


Selected from some of the most effective afterschool programs and advocacy organizations in the nation, the Afterschool Ambassadors work every day to help keep kids safe, inspire children to learn and help working families. They know firsthand the barriers and benefits that communities face in making afterschool available to all children and are a great resource for programs throughout South Dakota. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:

Ambassador Emeritus
730 E. Watertown St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-5120

Ambassador Emeritus
Heather DeWit
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
3400 E. 49th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
(605) 371-8770

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in South Dakota:

I have worked to secure funding for after school programs across our state because they represent one of the best ways to provide a solid foundation for our kids.

Tim Johnson
U.S. Senate

State Contact

Lorie Eichert