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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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! 2021 will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The caucus and bill writing portion of the event will be held virtually on Sunday, March 28th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. The in-person committee and general session portion of the event will be held at the South Dakota State Capitol on Saturday, April 10th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Find more information here.