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"They have been meeting since 2012 and even though my child is a junior in high school, they are still very close."
-Parent of a Little.  



Remember Davontae and Arvid?

We have an update from Match Support Specialist Mariah about the match!

"This year Davontae got STRAIGHT As!!! Even after having to teach himself to do high school level online math!!! Because of his hard work, Davontae was selected to apply for the national honors society and his big Arvid wrote the recommendation letter!"


Campus Kids Returns in January 

Campus Kids partners Mines students with Littles who are waiting to be matched or who already have matches, but would like to have fun on-campus with college students. In these meetings, Littles play games, watch movies, have dinner, and spend quality time with Mines students. COVID-19 forced us to change big group activities into smaller pairings, so that volunteers and youth would be safer. With these changes, new programming has been developed and matches are being made for the Spring semester, with the possibility to continue onward when the semester ends.


Ice Fishing event, match photos, and more...

Stay up to date with everything SDYHA!

Youth ages 11 and older may take the Hunt Safe class. Click here!





Little Brother, Little Brother

The 2020 season was an exciting one for Gage! A great doe harvest and a pheasant hunt with his mentor, Jeff. They also included Gage's little brother along who is now taking Hunt Safe and ready to join in the SDYHA fun!


New Matches

Shawntay & Dustin


Asa H.
Alex D. 
Brian M. 
John G. 
Viviannah B.E. 
Derek D.
Jerome H. 
Naethan G. 
Tavian T. 
Trig K. 
Aubrey B.
Davontae B. 

Match Anniversaries

Cyrus & Wesley - 1 year
Zoey & Dianna - 1 year
Trig & Jerome - 1 year
Samuel & Austin - 1 year
Isaac & Randy -3 years



This Valentine's Day, give the gift of love!

Buy a $10 heart in honor of one of our Littles and we invite you to write a personalized note of positivity, love, and encouragement that our staff will give to them on your behalf.

Don't wait, get your heart now!


Free Activity Bags

Don't forget your winter activity bags! These bags are filled with goodies for an un-brr-lieveable good time.

Text or call your MSS for more info or call the office 343-1488!


In-Kind Donations 

New Monthly Donors
Your Name Could Be Here! :) 

New Sponsors
Your Name Could Be Here! :) 

New Donors
Jayce Hendricks - In Honor of Brian Mueller
Michele Loobey-Gertsch

Returning Sponsors

Monthly Donors
Tim Reilly
Mary Fisette
Brian Mueller
Daniel Tribby
Nicole Burdick
Abby Cook
Randy Horsley
Savannah Seeger
Mitch & Tracy Nachtigall

Returning Donors
Rob & Debbie Mudge
Clifford & LavVonne Graese Foundation
Dr. Shana & William Bernhard
Shamla Naidoo
Mary & Rich Victor - In Honor of Nadine Long
Dakota Region Porche Club of America 
Arthur & Sarah Ludwick - In Honor of Tom & Sharon Warner
The Good Stuffed
Synchrony Financial - Anonymous
Mary Keithahn
Wesley & Gladys Storm
Bank West
Mitch & Tracy Nachtigall
Roger Johnsen
Miriam Dunmire
Mark & Kristol McKie
Riddles Group Inc. 
Tami Riddle-Schumacher and Bryan Schumacher
Dave & Sandra Weinmaster
Dr. Stuart & Joanna Fromm
Michael & Sandra McNeely
Rod & Janna Cowling


We plan to hold our normal fundraising events this year but our timeline is still up in the air! We will keep everyone updated as we move forward. See you soon!


Contact Us

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