Afterschool Matters in South Dakota

Afterschool Matters in South Dakota

State of Afterschool: South Dakota on the Map

Over one-third of South Dakota counties do not have an afterschool or summer learning program. Learn more about the current landscape of out-of-school time in our state with our interactive map.

Meet Billy Mawhiney

Our new Executive Director! 

With years of afterschool experience at Boys & Girls Clubs and a passion for expanding advocacy across South Dakota, Billy is thrilled to take on this new role!

Reach for the Stars with STEM

From engaging girls in STEM learning to easy activities for programs, our STEM resource center has ideas for everyone!

State of Afterschool: South Dakota on the Map

Over one-third of South Dakota counties do not have an afterschool or summer learning program. Learn more about the current landscape of out-of-school time in our state with our interactive map.

Meet Billy Mawhiney

 Our new Executive Director! 

With years of afterschool experience at Boys & Girls Clubs and a passion for expanding advocacy across South Dakota, Billy is thrilled to take on this new role!

Reach for the Stars with STEM

From engaging girls in STEM learning to easy activities for programs, our STEM resource center has ideas for everyone!

On The Blog

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...

What’s Happening Next

Introducing Artificial Intelligence Using Curiosity Machine | Oct 14, 2021

Join Technovation and a global community of Educators as we gather to discuss and learn how to best support our students in STEM. About this event: Artificial intelligence can be fun, hands-on, and connected to real life, even for kids. In this training for educators...

Exploration of Careers that use an Engineering Mindset: The Possible Futures Curriculum: Part 1 | Oct 14, 2021

Part 1 of two 75-minute sessions with Jobs for the Future (JFF), where you’ll learn how to use JFF’s free Possible Futures (PF) Engineering and Design curriculum unit to introduce students to careers that require an engineering mindset. How? The interactive lessons...

Exploration of Careers that use an Engineering Mindset: The Possible Futures Curriculum: Part 2 | Nov 3, 2021

Part 2 of how to use JFF’s free Possible Futures Engineering and Design curriculum unit to introduce students to careers that require an engineering mindset. How? The interactive lessons for grades 6-10 have students assume the role of professionals in the engineering...

What’s Happening Next

Introducing Artificial Intelligence Using Curiosity Machine | Oct 14, 2021

Join Technovation and a global community of Educators as we gather to discuss and learn how to best support our students in STEM. About this event: Artificial intelligence can be fun, hands-on, and connected to real life, even for kids. In this training for educators...

Exploration of Careers that use an Engineering Mindset: The Possible Futures Curriculum: Part 1 | Oct 14, 2021

Part 1 of two 75-minute sessions with Jobs for the Future (JFF), where you’ll learn how to use JFF’s free Possible Futures (PF) Engineering and Design curriculum unit to introduce students to careers that require an engineering mindset. How? The interactive lessons...

Exploration of Careers that use an Engineering Mindset: The Possible Futures Curriculum: Part 2 | Nov 3, 2021

Part 2 of how to use JFF’s free Possible Futures Engineering and Design curriculum unit to introduce students to careers that require an engineering mindset. How? The interactive lessons for grades 6-10 have students assume the role of professionals in the engineering...

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