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South Dakota


Pierre, South Dakota

2023 TeenPact South Dakota
Register!

Class Director Ollie Erickson
For students ages 13-19
  • Four Day Class February 27 - March 2, 2023
    Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday, 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    $310.00 First Time Students; $280.00 Alumni Students
  • Political Communication Workshop March 3, 2023
    Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $60.00 Workshop only; $50.00 with Four Day Class
  • Student Housing
    Please see below for housing information
For students ages 8-12
  • One Day Class March 3, 2023
    Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    $40.00 for all One Day Students
Contact Information

Anita Carrette, State Coordinator •  605-261-5996 •  [email protected]

Four Day Class

February 27 - March 2, 2023

The Four Day Class is a dynamic, hands-on leadership experience where students learn about state government from a Christian worldview. Students gather to run for 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.

 

For more information about the Four Day Class, click here.

 

Where

Capitol Lake Visitor Center

 

When

Arrive on Monday by 12:45 p.m.

 

Details

Arrive in Professional Attire, according to our Dress Code, and check in at the TeenPact Welcome Table. Please eat lunch prior to arriving at the class. Any further details will be communicated by your State Coordinator, via email, prior to the event.

 

Parking

Limited parking is available on the north side of the Capitol. On-street parking is available along East Broadway Avenue, which runs along the north side of the Capitol and Capitol Lake. Please arrive in time to allow for a short walk from parking.

 

Directions

Click here for directions to the Capitol Lake Visitor Center.

 

bring this
  • Your completed Homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Bag or Backpack to carry your belongings
  • Reusable water bottle
not that
  • Weapons (including knives, firearms, etc.)
  • Media devices (including tablets, books, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the week in accordance with our Media Policy.

 

Details

Lunches will be catered for all Students at the Four Day Class and is included in the cost of the program.

 

Note: Observing parents may purchase catered lunch by contact the State Coordinating Team in advance and bringing cash to class check-in on.

 

Questions

If you have any questions about the lunches provided or to discuss allergy needs, contact your State Coordinating Team at [email protected].

 

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.

When

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, directly following the Four Day Class. Evening Sessions will conclude around 9:00 p.m. each night.

 

Where

South Dakota Army National Guard

 

Details

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. Parents are invited as well. If you would like to purchase dinner for the evening, you may contact your State Coordinating Team for more information at [email protected].

 

parents

Parents are invited to stay for as much of the class as possible. We love having parents observe what their Students are learning! If you are not able to stay, you are welcome to drop off your Student.

 

graduation

When

Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

 

Where

South Dakota State Capitol Building, Room 414

 

Details

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!

 

You are invited to but not required to stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Fort Pierre. A limited block of double queen rooms has been negotiated for the great price of $96/night including tax. Call 605-223-9045 and ask for the block of rooms under “Anita Carrette – TeenPact” BEFORE Feb. 1st. Rooms include a small fridge, micro and hot free breakfast.

 

Political Communication Workshop

March 3, 2023

The Political Communication Workshop trains Students to analyze, execute, 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.

 

Fore more information about the Political Communication Workshop, click here.

 

Where

South Dakota State Capitol

 

When

Arrive on Friday by 9:45 a.m.

 

Details

Arrive in Professional Attire, according to our Dress Code, and check in at the TeenPact Welcome Table. Any further details will be communicated by your State Coordinator, via email, prior to the event.

 

parking

Limited parking is available on the north side of the Capitol. An alternate parking lot is available along East Broadway Avenue, which runs along the Capitol and Capitol lake, a few blocks away. Please arrive in time in case a short walk is necessary from parking.

 

directions

 Click here for directions to the State Capitol.

 

bring this
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Bag or Backpack to carry your belongings
  • Reusable water bottle
not that
  • Weapons (including knives, firearms, etc.)
  • Media devices (including tablets, books, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the day in accordance with our Media Policy.

 

Details

Lunches will be catered for all Students at the Political Communication Workshop and is included in the cost of the program.

 

Note: Observing parents may purchase catered lunch by contact the State Coordinating Team in advance and bringing cash to class check-in on.

 

Questions

If you have any questions about the lunches provided or to discuss allergy needs, contact your State Coordinating Team at [email protected].

 

Parents are invited to stay for as much of the class as possible. We love having parents observe what their Students are learning! If you are not able to stay, you are welcome to drop off your Student.

 

One Day Class

March 3, 2023

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 local government, pray for their leaders, discuss their mock legislation, and so much more! For Students ages 8 – 12.

 

For more information about the One Day Class, click here!

 

Where

South Dakota State Capitol

 

When

Arrive on Friday by 9:45 a.m.

 

Details

Arrive in Professional Attire, according to our Dress Code, and check in at the TeenPact Welcome Table. Any further details will be communicated by your State Coordinator, via email, prior to the event.

 

parking

Limited parking is available on the north side of the Capitol. An alternate parking lot is available along East Broadway Avenue, which runs along the Capitol and Capitol lake, a few blocks away. Please arrive in time in case a short walk is necessary from parking.

 

directions

 Click here for directions to the State Capitol.

 

bring this
  • Your completed Homework with your name on each page
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Bag or Backpack to carry your belongings
  • Reusable water bottle
not that
  • Weapons (including knives, firearms, etc.)
  • Media devices (including tablets, books, computers, etc.)
    We will be media free for the day in accordance with our Media Policy.

 

Details

Lunches will be available for all Students and chaperones at the One Day Class. You may purchase lunch at time of online registration for $7 per person.

 

Questions

If you have any questions about the lunches provided or to discuss allergy needs, contact your State Coordinating Team at [email protected].

 

Parent/Chaperone Requirement

One Day Students are required to have a parent or chaperone with them at all times. Please plan on staying with your Student for the duration of the class. 

 

families and groups

If you plan to bring more than one Student to the class, please let the Staff Team know which Students you are with as you check in at the Welcome Table so they can keep your Students grouped together during the day.