Connecting Kids

1000 N. West Ave., Suite 120, Sioux Falls, SD  57104


Funded Program: 

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. 

Participating Programs

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 605-906-7381

City of Canton (Summer Rec and Swim) 605-987-2881

City of Lennox (Summer Rec) 605-647-2286

City of Salem (Summer Rec and Swim) 605-425-2301

Dakota Alliance Soccer Club 605-332-5911

Dakota Spirit (Cheer Camps, Classes, and Teams) 605-373-0414

Garretson Community Swimming Pool 605-594-3126

Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons 1-800-666-2141

Great Plains Zoo (Classes and Camps) 605-367-7003 

Inspiration Hills (Journey Camp) 712-986-5193 

Sioux Empire Baseball Association 605-215-1465

Sioux Empire Fast Pitch Softball Assoc. 605-553-4513

Sioux Falls Children's Choir 605-595-3369

Sioux Falls School District Community Ed (Camps and Classes) 605-367-7999

Sioux Falls Figure Skating 605-271-7539

Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation (Swim) 605-367-7665

Sioux Falls Tennis Association 605-351-1631

Sioux Falls Youth Hockey Association 605-361-9836

South Dakota Gold Rush 605-408-4860

South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra 605-335-7933

The First Tee of South Dakota (Golf) 605-367-7092

Washington Pavilion (Camps and Classes) 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 605-367-5504

Jefferson High School 605-367-6184

Lincoln High School 605-367-7990

Roosevelt High School 605-362-2860 

Washington High School 605-367-7968