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.

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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.

2022 SDAN Summit

If you missed the 2022 SDAN Summit check out the valuable training sessions below featuring a wide variety of topics to support all levels of out-of-school time professionals.  Note: An additional training video on De-Escalation Techniques is available upon request by emailing lverdin@sdafterschoolnetwork.org.  All training videos are eligible and approved for state licensing credit with the exception of the “State of Afterschool & Networking” video. Please connect with your state licensing representative on how to receive these CEU credits. 

What Youth Need Now

SD Welcome & Keynote Youth Voices

SD Indigenous Perspectives

Quiet Leadership

Employee Experience

What is Your Why?

State of Afterschool & Networking

Supporting Youth on Their STEM Journey

Sanford Fit

Ag Education