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.

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TMC Mobile Lab at Rosebud Wacipi

August 26, 2023

Join us for STEM activities during the Rosebud Wacipi!

Information about the Rosebud Wacipi: The annual wacipi, fair and rodeo is held each year at the Rosebud Fairgrounds in Rosebud, beginning on the fourth Thursday in August, ending on Sunday. This event has long been a favorite stop on the pow wow trail where generations of Lakota have gathered to celebrate their proud culture. The celebration features dance contests during the wacipi, special contests before the grand entry or during supper breaks, youth rodeo, adult rodeo, softball tournaments, Little League tournament, carnival, parade, garden contest, road run, mud races and other numerous events over four days.


August 26, 2023
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Rosebud Wacipi
Wacipi Drive
Rosebud, SD 57570 United States
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