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South Dakota


Pierre, South Dakota

2021 TeenPact South Dakota
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Class Director Phil Shively
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class March 1-4, 2021
    Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    $280.00 First Time Students; $240.00 Alumni Students
  • Political Communication Workshop March 5, 2021
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $50.00 Workshop only; $40.00 with Four Day Class
  • Student Housing
    Please see below for housing information
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class March 5, 2021
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40.00 for the first child; $35.00 for additional siblings
Contact Information

Anita Carrette, State Coordinator •  605-261-5996 •  southdakota@teenpact.com

Four Day Class

March 1-4, 2021

The Four Day Class is a dynamic, hands-on leadership experience where Students learn about state government from a Christian worldview. Students gather at their local State Capitol to run for Student office, participate in a mock legislature, and learn about how they can be effective leaders in their community back home. For Students ages 13-19.

 

Please meet at the Capitol Lake Visitor’s Center at 12:45 p.m. on Monday. Navigate to the Capitol, then head east to find the Visitor’s Center. The Entrance to the Visitor’s Center is on the lower side of the hill, facing the lake. TeenPact Staff will meet you inside and direct you to the classroom. If you will be traveling from out of town, you may leave your luggage in your vehicle for the afternoon, or drop it off at your hotel prior to arrival. No luggage is permitted inside the Capitol Building.

 

Please review our Dress Code before attending the class.

 

parking

There is a large parking area on the north side of the Capitol, but it fills up quickly. You are likely to end up parking along East Broadway Avenue which runs along the north side of the capitol and the Capitol Lake. Please be prepared to walk outside a few blocks from your car to the Visitor’s Center.

 

directions

 Click here for a map to the South Dakota State Capitol.

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Bring one snack to share – Guys bring salty, Girls bring sweet.
  • Hand Sanitizer

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the week.

 

students

We are pleased to offer catered lunches for Students and families at the Four Day Class on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the Class. If you are interested in purchasing lunch, you may do so online at time of registration.If you do not wish to purchase lunch, you may plan to bring a sack lunch to class each day, however, the Class schedule will not allow for time to leave to purchase lunch from another location. Please plan accordingly.

 

Details

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, TeenPact offers Evening Sessions that give Students the opportunity to relax and fellowship with like-minded peers in a more casual environment. Students play games, participate in small groups, enjoy a time of worship, and are challenged by a message from the Class Director. Evening Sessions are an integral part of the TeenPact experience, allowing Students to combine the academic emphasis in class with a spiritual focus on Students’ relationships with God and one another. We often like to say, “TeenPact is so much more than what happens at the capitol!” Parents are invited as well.

Evening Sessions will be held at the South Dakota Army National Guard Armory. Directions can be found here.

 

dinner

We are pleased to offer home-cooked dinners at an affordable cost to Four Day Students and families who plan to attend Evening Sessions, thanks to the dedicated hard work of several parent volunteers. The cost of dinner will be $15 per person for three nights, or $20 per person for four nights. If you are interested in purchasing dinners for Evening Sessions, please contact Anita Carrette by Friday, February 14, and plan to bring exact cash to class check-in.

 

Note: Discounted dinner is available for tag-along siblings under the age of 12.

 

 

Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay and observe the Four Day class. We love having parents learning right alongside their Student! If you’re unable to stay for the class, please join us for graduation on Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. During graduation, Students participate in a short mock legislative session, hear speeches from the elected officials, hear a charge from the Program Director, receive graduation certificates and much more!

 

A group of double queen rooms is reserved under “TeenPact Group Block” at:

 

Quality Inn

410 W. Sioux Avenue

Pierre, SD.

 

Rooms in the “TeenPact Group Block” are offered at a discounted rate of $66 (including tax) per night, which includes breakfast. There are a limited number of rooms available, so please make your reservation before January 28, 2021. You may call the Quality Inn directly to make your reservation at 605-224-0377.

 

Note: You are not required to stay at Quality Inn. 

 

Political Communication Workshop

March 5, 2021

The Political Communication Workshop trains Students to analyze and interpret public presentations through a variety of activities and discussions. Students are challenged to develop critical thinking skills as they learn what communication looks like in the political realm. For Students ages 13-19.

 

Please meet in the South Dakota State Capitol in the Rotunda, under the dome, at 9:45 a.m. on Friday. TeenPact Staff will meet you and direct you to the classroom.

 

Please review our Dress Code before attending the class.

 

parking

There is a large parking area on the north side of the Capitol, but it fills up quickly. You are likely to end up parking along East Broadway Avenue which runs along the north side of the capitol and the Capitol Lake. Please be prepared to walk outside a few “blocks” from your car to the Visitor’s Center.

 

directions

 Click here for a map to the South Dakota State Capitol.

 

Bring this

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Hand Sanitizer

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the day.

 

We are please to offer catered lunch at the Political Communication Workshop for Students and families. You can purchase lunch for $7 per person. If you are interested in purchasing lunch, you may do so online during time of registration. If you do not wish to purchase catered lunch, you may bring a sack lunch from home.

 

Parents may either drop off their Student at the class or stay and observe the class. We love having parents learn alongside their Student!

 

One Day Class

March 5, 2021

The One Day Class is an action-packed day full of exciting experiences that introduce Students to their state government using a dynamic, hands-on approach. Students are led by an energetic Staff Team as they explore their Capitol, pray for their leaders, discuss their mock legislation, and so much more! For Students ages 8-12.

 

Please meet at the Capitol Lake Visitor’s Center at 9:45 a.m. on Friday. The Visitor’s Center is between the Capitol Building and the Capitol Lake. The Entrance to the Visitor’s Center is on the lower side of the hill, facing the lake. Navigate to the Capitol, then head east to find the Visitor’s Center. TeenPact Staff will meet you and direct you to the classroom.

 

Please review our Dress Code before attending the class.

 

parking

There is a large parking area on the north side of the Capitol, but it fills up quickly. You are likely to end up parking along East Broadway Avenue which runs along the north side of the capitol and the Capitol Lake. Please be prepared to walk outside a few “blocks” from your car to the Visitor’s Center.

 

directions

 Click here for a map to the South Dakota State Capitol.

 

bring this

  • Your completed homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Snacks for yourself or to be shared (optional)
  • Sack Lunch
  • Hand Sanitizer

 

not that

  • Weapons (including knives and firearms)
  • Media devices (including tablets, ipods, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the day.

 

Lunch is not included in the cost of the One Day Class. The schedule for the day stays busy, so there may not be time to leave to purchase lunch. Students and their families should plan to bring a sack lunch from home.

 

Parents are required to stay with their Students (and Students they may be chaperoning from another family) for the entire class.