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South Dakota


Pierre, South Dakota

South Dakota
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Class Director Ned Williams
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class February 24-27, 2020
    Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    $280 first time students; $240 alumni students
  • Political Communication Workshop February 28, 2020
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    $50 standalone rate; $40 with Four Day Class
  • Student Housing
    Please see below for housing information
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class February 28, 2020
    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40 for the first child; $35 for additional siblings
Contact Information

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

Four Day Class

February 24-27, 2020

The Four Day class is a dynamic, hands-on program where students are taught all the elements of state government and student leadership through field experiences, prayer walks, mock legislation and much more. The class is lead by a well trained student staff team who make learning educational, engaging and fun!

 

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 Staffers 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.
  • Money for lunch and dinner – Exact Change

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 at the Four Day Class on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the Class. If you are interested in purchasing lunch, plan to bring $20 Cash (exact change; no cards or checks) per person when you check in at Class on Monday afternoon. If your student will be staying for the Political Communication Workshop on Friday, please plan to bring $27 Cash (exact change). If you plan to purchase lunch, please be sure your Student’s allergies are up to date in their online Registration prior to arriving at the Class.

 

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.

 

parents and family

For the first time this year, we are pleased to offer lunch for any parents, guardians, or family members who will be with us observing during the Four Day Class. If you are interested in being included in the daily catered lunches for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, please email your State Coordinator, Anita Carrette, by February 17. Please include the quantity of additional meals you would like to include, as well as any allergies or dietary needs and we will be happy to work with you to the best of our ability. Once you’ve emailed your State Coordinator, be sure to bring $20 Cash (no cards or checks) per person to the for the meals you purchase.

 

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

For the first time this year, we are working very hard to arrange home-cooked dinner for a low price for our Four Day Students and their families. The cost of dinner will be $12 per person for three nights, or $16 per person for four nights. If you are interested in purchasing dinners for Evening Sessions, please contact Anita Carrette by Friday, February 14, the, bring exact cash to Check In on Monday.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding Evening Session details, you can contact your South Dakota State Coordinator, Anita Carrette at southdakota@teenpact.com.

 

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” of rooms is negotiated at $62 per night (including tax). There is a limited number of rooms available, but this rate and block of rooms is available until January 24, 2020.

 

Please call 605-224-0377 to make your reservation and please thank them for this fantastic rate!

 

Political Communication Workshop

February 28, 2020

The Political Communication Workshop allows students to explore different aspects of political communication and public presentation through activities and discussions that will challenge students in their public speaking skills. Attendees will participate in a day filled with academic material ranging from policy debates and mock legislative sessions to field experiences, not to mention continued interaction with like minded teens and curriculum that guides students towards Biblical truth.

 

Please meet in the South Dakota State Capitol in the Rotunda, under the dome, at 9:45 a.m. on Friday. A TeenPact staff member 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
  • Sack lunch or $7 Cash for Catered lunch, unless previously paid at the Four Day Class.

 

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. You can purchase lunch for $7 in cash per person when you check in on Friday morning. If you will purchase a catered lunch, but have food allergies, please relay these allergy details to your State Coordinator, Anita Carrette before February 17 using the contact information listed above. If you do not wish to purchase lunch, you are welcome to 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

February 28, 2020

The One Day Class is a “snapshot” of what happens at the Four Day and is filled with worship, skits, prayer walks, discussing bills in committees, elections and much more.  It’s a fabulous day to spend with younger students while introducing them to state government processes.  

 

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. A TeenPact Staff member 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

 

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.