Cheyenne River Youth Project

Yearly Archives: 2013

500 Letters Still Must Be “Adopted” in 2013 Christmas Toy Drive!

Less than three weeks to go before Santa harnesses up the reindeer, loads his sleigh and takes to the skies, which means the hard-working staff and volunteers at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, also have less than three weeks to meet their goal of fulfilling the Christmas wishes of 1,500… Continue Reading

Coming Soon: 3rd Annual Holiday Artists’ Market and Annual Youth Christmas Parties!

December is just around the corner, and the first two weeks of the month are going to be busy ones at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. To start, CRYP will be hosting the 3rd annual Holiday Artists’ Market at 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, December 8 in the Cokata Wiconi teen… Continue Reading

25th Anniversary “Thanks for Kids” Dinner Scheduled for November 25

As part of its yearlong 25th anniversary celebration, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will be hosting a special Thanks for Kids Dinner for the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation community on Monday, November 25. Given the tagline “25 Years of Kids, 25 Years of Thanks,” the free public meal and celebration will take place from 5:30… Continue Reading

CRYP Wins 2013 Community Service Award from the National Indian Education Association

On Friday, November 1, the National Indian Education Association presented the Cheyenne River Youth Project® with its 2013 Community Service Award. The special awards luncheon took place during the 44th Annual NIEA Convention & Trade Show at the Rapid City Civic Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. During the luncheon, the not-for-profit, grassroots youth organization… Continue Reading

Coloradans Join Forces to Help Bring Christmas to Cheyenne River

Christmas is less than two months away, and individuals and organizations around the country are working hard to fulfill the “Dear Santa” wishes of 1,500 children here on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. That includes schoolchildren, families and businesses in the state of Colorado. Last year, CRYP served 1,200 children in 20 reservation communities; 650… Continue Reading

Free Community Gardening Classes are a Success!

On Tuesday, October 22, and Thursday, October 24, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® and the Intertribal Agriculture Council joined forces to offer two free classes for the Cheyenne River community: Modern Gardening Basics, and Advanced Gardening / Farming. Steven Bond, an ethnobotanist and technical assistance specialist for the Intertribal Agriculture Council, was on hand to… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Christmas Artists’ Market, Youth Holiday Parties in December

Although December is still a month away, the staff and volunteers at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, are already planning the flurry of activity that will descend on the Cokata Wiconi teen center and The Main youth center in the last weeks before Christmas. This week, they started making preparations… Continue Reading

CRYP Launches Fall Semester of Main University

Earlier this month, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® officially launched its fall semester of Main University, one of the 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization’s most popular and enduring programs. Recipient of a “Champion for Children” award from the South Dakota Coalition for Children, Main University is designed for 4- to 12-year-olds who attend The Main youth… Continue Reading

CRYP Welcomes New Cafe Manager, Announces Keya Cafe “Soft Opening”

CRYYP is pleased to announce that Jerri Ellen Thompson-LaPlante was promoted to the role of cafe manager this month. LaPlante, who has been working as a youth programs assistant for the 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth project, will immediately begin preparations for the January “soft opening” of CRYP’s new Keya Cafe. In her new role, LaPlante will… Continue Reading

CRYP Welcomed 166 People to First-Ever “Harvest Festival”

CRYP welcomed 166 members of the community to the Cokata Wiconi teen center on Wednesday, October 9, for its first-ever Harvest Festival. This special celebration was the first in a series of 12 monthly events to commemorate the grassroots, not-for-profit youth organization’s 25th anniversary. The evening’s festivities included a formal dedication of the Morgan Yellowhead… Continue Reading



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