Building Connections is a program designed to connect resources, support and provide educational opportunities to families located in remote areas of North Dakota.

Two main sites are able to support families through different educational tools.

Building Connections Sites

Standing Rock   Home On The Range

Purpose: To strengthen families as well as increase positive youth development.
  Collaboration was formed to provide this program on Standing Rock Reservation. This collaboration is between NDSU Extension Service, ND state agencies, Elders, North Dakota State University staff, community members, specialists, faculty, staff members and representatives from Sitting Bull College.
Funding: Through an annual Congressional appropriation for the National Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Program, the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, allocates funding to Land-Grant University Extension Services for community-based programs.

Contact Us


Check out
CYFERnet to find many additional resources for families.
There are several links on this page or click on the pictures to find more information.