Family Tips & Resources

Family Tips & Resources

The South Dakota Afterschool Network is here to provide resources and tools that support families throughout South Dakota. Have a question or need more information on a topic? Please don’t hesitate to contact us here.

Find an afterschool program

Looking for an afterschool program in your community? South Dakota has hundreds of afterschool and summer learning programs across the state for children and families. Visit the interactive map on the 2-1-1 website to search for programs that meet your needs.

Coming soon!

Find community resources

Looking for community resources? 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

2-1-1 provides families and individuals with information about:

  • Supplemental food and nutrition programs
  • Shelter and housing options and utilities assistance
  • Employment and education opportunities
  • Services for veterans
  • Health care and vaccination information
  • A safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse

…And so much more.

Family Learning Resources and Activities

What to Look for In a Summer Camp During COVID-19

What to Look for In a Summer Camp During COVID-19

​​​​​​​​Summer camps can be a chance for children and teens to make friends, learn new skills, and spend time outdoors. Kids have missed out on a lot of these opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more.      ...

Talking Through Feelings: Family Conversation Starters

Talking Through Feelings: Family Conversation Starters

Parents and caregivers are being tasked with a near-impossible combination of roles during this time: working from home, home-schooling, counseling, managing your and your family’s stress, economic challenges, and much more. Click here to read more.    ...

Reframing Family Engagement

Reframing Family Engagement

It can be challenging for leaders and practitioners to engage and partner with families. It might appear that too many families are too busy or overwhelmed, uninterested, or simply unavailable and unable to be resources for their kids. In reality, we’ve identified...