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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 in the Capitol Rotunda, under the dome, at 12:45 p.m. on Monday.  A TeenPact Staff member will meet you and direct you to the classroom. If you will be traveling from out of town, be sure to drop your luggage at your housing location prior to arriving at the Capitol, or plan to leave it in your vehicle. 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 one of the side streets and walking a few blocks to the Capitol.

 

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.
  • Sack Lunch from Home

 

not that

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

 

The cost of lunch is not included in the Four Day Class. Students should plan to bring a sack lunch from home on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

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.

 

location

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Evening Sessions

On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, our sessions will be held at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church (714 N. Grand Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501).

 

Wednesday Evening Session

On Wednesday evening, our session will be held at the Pierre Chamber of Commerce Community Room (800 W. Dakota Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501).

 

Dinner

We are pleased to offer dinner to students and families at the Evening Sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Evenings. Please contact your State Coordinator, Anita Carrette, at southdakota@teenpact.com for more information.

 

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!

 

Housing details will be coming soon. Check back here for more details to follow.

 

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 Capitol 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 one of the side streets and walking a few blocks to the Capitol.

 

directions

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

 

Bring this

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • 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 Political Communication Workshop. Students should plan to bring a sack lunch from home, or money to purchase lunch at the Capitol Cafeteria.

 

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 in the Capitol 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 one of the side streets and walking a few blocks to the Capitol.

 

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. Students should plan to bring a sack lunch from home, or money to purchase lunch at the Capitol Cafeteria.

 

 

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