Afterschool Day at the Capitol

Join us for 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. 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.

This year’s theme is “Bring Your Best.”  Highlight your booth with your students’ favorite club or activity. If you can’t join us in person, submit some original work from your students! Younger students can draw a picture and write two or three sentences about their favorite OST activity. Older students can write a paragraph or two…starting with: ‘What I want my State Legislators to know about my OST program.’ Get involved and let your voice be heard! For more information, contact us at

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Governor Kristi Noem took time from her busy day to visit with program representatives on a cold February day in 2019.