South Dakota Democrats know that the future will be built by the young people of the state. Our High School, College, and Young Democrats programs organize and encourage the next generation of South Dakota’s leaders to get involved in their communities and in state politics, to help make sure the future of South Dakota is bright for generations to come. Want to get involved? Explore below or email us at

South Dakota High School Democrats

South Dakota High School Democrats is an organization established to unite progressive high school students to create Democratic change.

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South Dakota College Democrats

College Democrats of South Dakota is an organization established to unite all South Dakota college students who seek progress in our state and country.

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South Dakota Young Democrats

The mission of Young Democrats is to elect Democrats, advocate for progressive issues, and train the next generation of progressive leaders.

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The Young Elected Legislative Leaders program – or YELL! – is a mock legislative event for middle and high school students from all across South Dakota. The goal is to bring students together to educate them on the legislative process and provide them with an opportunity to write and debate policy in the state capitol. YELL participants also have opportunities to become staff for Democratic campaigns as YELL Fellows. Stay tuned for 2024 dates!