1000 N. West Ave., Suite 120, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Connecting Kids - provides financial assistance for children to participate in a youth development activity who would otherwise not be able to due to a lack of financial resources. Students in grades K-8 in Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner counties are eligible for one Connecting Kids scholarship per calendar year.
If you are interested in becoming an affiliated activity/program with the Connecting Kids program, please fill out the application linked below.
Local studies show that cost and lack of awareness are reasons some children are not able to join the numerous activities available to them across the Sioux Empire. Connecting Kids ensures every child in Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner Counties has the same opportunity for getting involved in extra-curricular activities.
If you or someone you know is in need of financial assistance, Connecting Kids will help to enroll a child in a free or reduced-fee activity of your choice. To sign up your child for an activity, please call one of the organizations below and mention the Connecting Kids program. For more questions, you are welcome to call the United Way office at 605.336.2095 or send us an email.
Brandon Area Soccer Association www.brandonareasoccer.com 605-906-7381
City of Canton (Summer Rec and Swim) www.cantonsd.org 605-987-2881
City of Lennox (Summer Rec) www.lennoxparkandrec.com 605-647-2286
City of Salem (Summer Rec and Swim) www.salemsd.com 605-425-2301
Dakota Alliance Soccer Club www.dakotaalliancesoccer.com 605-332-5911
Dakota Spirit (Cheer Camps, Classes, and Teams) www.dakotaspirit.com 605-373-0414
Garretson Community Swimming Pool www.visitgarretson.com/tourismrecreation/garretson-swimming-pool 605-594-3126
Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons www.gsdakotahorizons.org 1-800-666-2141
Great Plains Zoo (Classes and Camps) www.greatplainszoo.org 605-367-7003
Inspiration Hills (Journey Camp) www.inspirationhills.org 712-986-5193
Sioux Empire Baseball Association www.siouxempirebaseball.org 605-215-1465
Sioux Empire Fast Pitch Softball Assoc. www.sefsa.org 605-553-4513
Sioux Falls Children's Choir www.thesiouxfallschildrenschoir.com 605-595-3369
Sioux Falls School District Community Ed (Camps and Classes) www.comed.sf.k12.sd.us/wconnect/ace/home.htm 605-367-7999
Sioux Falls Figure Skating www.sffsc.com 605-271-7539
Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation (Swim) www.siouxfalls.org/parks/aquatics 605-367-7665
Sioux Falls Tennis Association www.sfta.net 605-351-1631
Sioux Falls Youth Hockey Association www.siouxfallsflyers.com 605-361-9836
South Dakota Gold Rush www.sdgoldrush.com 605-408-4860
South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra www.sdsymphony.org 605-335-7933
The First Tee of South Dakota (Golf) www.thefirstteesouthdakota.org 605-367-7092
Washington Pavilion (Camps and Classes) www.washingtonpavilion.org/education/classes-camps 605-367-6000
The Sioux Falls School District has a variety of summer camps for K-8 children including basketball, football, volleyball, tennis, gymnastics, soccer, and cross country.
CTE Academy www.ctecareercamps.com 605-367-5504
Jefferson High School www.sf.k12.sd.us 605-367-6184
Lincoln High School www.sf.k12.sd.us 605-367-7990
Roosevelt High School www.sf.k12.sd.us 605-362-2860
Washington High School www.sf.k12.sd.us 605-367-7968