Community Based Programs

Black Hills State University is home to many community based programs. BHSU understands that importance of having a college be a positive force in bettering the community. Many of the programs are geared towards bettering youth in the Spearfish area.


Teammates is a mentorship program that links K-12 students in our community with BHSU education majors. The criteria for child-selection may include children with only one parent at home, children who have difficulty making friends, children whose parents are going through a divorce, etc. These children are chosen by school counselors based on recommendations from teachers and parents.