June Fireside Chat: Caring for LGBTQ Youth and Families

Join us on June 8th for a Fireside Chat: Caring for LGBTQ Youth and Families. Hear from Susan Williams, Founder and Executive Director of The Transformation Project as she shares information and resources available to care for LGBTQ children and families. Register now!

MGM Annual Survey Deadline

Let’s Show the Nation how Mississippi Does STEM in Afterschool! Mississippi Afterschool Network is a part of the Million Girls Moonshot, helping out-of-school time programs as they increase the quality of STEM learning opportunities for all young people, especially for underserved and underrepresented youth. (Learn more at https://milliongirlsmoonshot.org/) The Moonshot seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who […]

July Fireside Chat: A New Growth Opportunity

Join us on July 20th for a Fireside Chat: A New Growth Opportunity. Join us to learn more about an exciting new growth opportunity for youth development professionals serving in out-of-school time programs across the state. Tune into this virtual event on July 20th at 10am CST as we discuss the Path2Impact program and how […]

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ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices 

ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices  Dates: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST on the following Tuesdays: 10/4/2022, 10/18/2022, 11/01/2022 Engineering has become a staple of STEM programming for youth. How can we confidently bring engineering into our programming and support youth as they engage in problem solving? In this module, participants gain first-hand experience with engineering […]

Webinar: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Youth and Young Adults

Webinar: Addressing STEM Stereotypes with Youth and Young Adults - Join us to learn how to combat pervasive STEM stereotypes with youth and young adults. Back by popular demand! This webinar is the first of a two-webinar series on addressing STEM stereotypes with children and youth. This webinar will dig deeply into research and best […]

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ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices 

ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices  Dates: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST on the following Tuesdays: 10/4/2022, 10/18/2022, 11/01/2022 Engineering has become a staple of STEM programming for youth. How can we confidently bring engineering into our programming and support youth as they engage in problem solving? In this module, participants gain first-hand experience with engineering […]

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ACRES Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions

ACRES Training Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions Dates: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST on the following Wednesdays: 10/19/2022, 11/02/2022, 11/16/2022 – Questions begin a path towards discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way […]

Creating Inclusive Computer Science Learning: A Virtual Workshop

October 25 3:00 PM EST - Join the Click2ComputerScience team as they review specific strategies to create an inclusive computer science learning environment in out of school time. You will leave the workshop with specific tactics to implement, computer science activities and resources to continue your professional learning on computer science. Register Here

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ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices 

ACRES Training Cohort: Facilitating Engineering Practices  Dates: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST on the following Tuesdays: 10/4/2022, 10/18/2022, 11/01/2022 Engineering has become a staple of STEM programming for youth. How can we confidently bring engineering into our programming and support youth as they engage in problem solving? In this module, participants gain first-hand experience with engineering […]

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.