South Dakota Afterschool Network is working to support and sustain quality afterschool programs across the state through outreach, training and engagement.
SDAN is committed to providing Indigenous communities and stakeholders with the support necessary to increase the number of accessible programs near or on tribal entities. Your donation will ensure SDAN has the resources to continue building avenues of support and a continued presence through STEM-based outreach education during Indigenous events and programs.
Youth voices belong at every table. That’s why SDAN is working to provide youth the leadership skills necessary and opportunities to become engaged civic leaders. Your donation will help to support the Youth Opportunity Project and annual cohort providing teens across the state with mentorship and guidence as they support the importance of afterschool.
STEM and Entrepreneurship Programs
Providing STEM education through the Think, Make, Create Mobile Labs is a free resource that SDAN makes available to all programs across the state. These trailers loaded with over 100 STEM activities and supplies allows programs who might not otherwise have the funds or capacity to provide kids with experiences that support academic growth and peak interest in STEM related fields. Your donation will ensure TMC Mobile Labs and entrepreneurial opportunities are made available to as many programs as possible.
South Dakota is one of just six states to not have out-of-school time program standards. SDAN is working to change that by working with statewide partners to ensure every program has a set of guidelines that ensures safe, high-quality experiences for youth. Your donation will support the implementation and further development of a comprehensive program that aims to give programs the blueprint to creating experiences for youth that produce successful outcomes.
Youth Success is built into to everything we do. Providing programs with the tools and educational resources necessary to support the needs of students today. When students social-emotional needs are met, they are able to find success in all areas of life from inside the classroom to home.
Interested in learning more about supporting our work?
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If you would like to mail your donation, please make your checks payable & address your gift to
SDAN: 300 W. 11th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104