Trainings & Webinars

Trainings & Webinars

Featured Events

SoDakSACA Conference | Oct 7-9, 2021

The 2021 SoDakSACA Afterschool Conference is right around the corner. Plan to join us October 7-9 at the Highland Convention Center in Mitchell. More details and registration information are on the website!

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Lights On Afterschool | Oct 8, 2021

The South Dakota Afterschool Network looks forward to celebrating Lights On Afterschool this year in a big way! We'll light the Corn Palace in Mitchell on Friday, October 8th. SoDakSACA Conference attendees will enjoy an inspiring dinner, program and lighting ceremony...

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Upcoming Trainings & Webinars

STEM Events

SoDakSACA Conference | Oct 7-9, 2021

The 2021 SoDakSACA Afterschool Conference is right around the corner. Plan to join us October 7-9 at the Highland Convention Center in Mitchell. More details and registration information are on the website!

read more

Lights On Afterschool | Oct 8, 2021

The South Dakota Afterschool Network looks forward to celebrating Lights On Afterschool this year in a big way! We'll light the Corn Palace in Mitchell on Friday, October 8th. SoDakSACA Conference attendees will enjoy an inspiring dinner, program and lighting ceremony...

read more

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.