RISE Program

The South Dakota Department of Corrections has developed a working relationship with the R.I.S.E. program (Raising Integrity, Sensibility and Ethics),a division of the Sioux Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Sioux Falls.

The R.I.S.E. program provides a positive alternative to out of home placement for motivated children in need of supervision and juvenile offenders. Through structured activities and community service, the program aims to provide positive learning experiences for all participants and their families.

A DOC staff member is part of the R.I.S.E. program curriculum, speaking to the youth about their job responsibilities and describe what life is like in prison for inmates. The DOC staff also provides a positive message to the youth to make a success of their life.

For more information on the R.I.S.E. program, contact the Sioux Council Boy Scouts at 605-361-2697 or on the web at

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Cliff Fantroy speaks to R.I.S.E. class at the State Penitentiary.
Cliff Fantroy addresses a R.I.S.E. class at the Penitentiary.