The South Dakota Afterschool Network works to better our state and its communities by connecting providers, parents and policymakers with proven tools and resources to increase the quality of and access to out-of-school time programming for K-12 children and youth.

Afterschool is a lifeline that keeps youth safe, helps kids learn and grow, and provides parents the ability to work without worry. While South Dakota is home to more than 300 afterschool programs, the demand for programs exceeds available spaces. In fact, 1 in 3 South Dakota children (34 percent) who are not in an afterschool program would be enrolled if it were available. That’s more than 42,000 children who are missing out on opportunities to participate in programming that supports their development academically, socially and economically.

Afterschool can provide valuable opportunities for students to explore STEM, and we are here to help your program succeed in STEM Learning! From webinars and trainings to our signature TMC Trailers that bring turnkey STEM activities to your doorstep, our diverse collection of resources meets you and your students where you are and provides the support you need to deliver quality programming to your students at any age. 

The South Dakota Afterschool Network wanted to create a mapping tool to better understand the landscape of afterschool and summer programs available for children and families. From the initial launch of the new mapping tool, we have identified some startling findings.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Community Response to Child Abuse Conference

October 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - October 6, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

Conference Hosts SD Unified Judicial System, Sanford Health-Child’s Voice, and Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment invite you to join the effort to end child maltreatment. The Community Response to Child Abuse Conference is a gathering of more than 500 multidisciplinary team members from across South Dakota and the region. National and local experts provide information on best practices that will help professionals and the public better understand child abuse and strengthen response efforts.

Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, October 6, 2023 from 8:00am to 12:30pm


October 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am
October 6, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
Event Categories:


Sioux Falls Covention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota + Google Map