We celebrated Afterschool Day at the Capitol on February 5, 2020! One day is set aside every year during the legislative session for Out-of-School Time (OST) professionals and programs to assemble in the capitol rotunda in Pierre to celebrate Afterschool Day at the Capitol. Last year’s theme was “Bring Your Best.” This event is coordinated by the South Dakota Afterschool Network (SDAN) and the South Dakota School-Age Care Alliance (SoDakSACA) to bring awareness of the importance of afterschool to South Dakota’s legislative body. Programs set up booths and demonstrations highlighting the benefits of afterschool to South Dakota families, schools, communities, and economy.
Governor Kristi Noem took time from her busy day to visit with program representatives on a cold February day in 2019.