Action Arts and Science Program

The Washington Pavilion Action Arts and Science Program (AASP) began in 1999 with a mission to bring high-quality art and science experiences to children with limited access to extracurricular activities. Today, we engage and inspire more than 450 students at 20 locations per week. Check out the video below for a glimpse into what makes AASP so special.

AASP partners sites for 2017-18 include: Sioux Falls School District Kids Inc. (8 elementary schools), YMCA After School Program (at 3 middle schools), Juvenile Detention Center, Volunteers of America-Dakotas (Bowden Youth Center and Heisler Chemical Dependency Unit for Youth), Multi-Cultural Center (Natives Count, Froggy Reads and Native Youth programs), Kids Stop Program, Kidz Count Program, Ignite (formerly Youth Enrichment Services at Eastside and 14th Street locations) and the Boys & Girls Club (Sneve Ave. location).

AASP is a recipient of the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. The award is given by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and its partner agencies, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

The Action Arts and Science Program is sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Education and is supported by its 21st Century Community Learning Center program.

For more information about the Action Arts and Science Program, contact Rose Ann Hofland at 605-367-7397 ext. 2350.

Rose Ann Hofland - JuJu Abobakr & First Lady Michelle Obama

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award

AASP is a recipient of the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. The award is given by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and its partner agencies, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services