Cheyenne River Youth Project

Monthly Archives: March 2013

TECA funding totals $125k, helping add critical staff and maintain our facility

We’re pleased to announce that that we have received $125,000 in grant funding from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Tribal Equitable Compensation Act. TECA, which means “new beginning” in Lakota, is a landmark piece of legislation that allows more than $100 million in federal payments to the tribe to compensate for valuable lands lost during… Continue Reading

At Passion for Fashion, teens travel back in time to the ’80s

This month, teenage girls from across the reservation had a special opportunity to get everything they need for this year’s prom at our annual “Passion for Fashion” event. Approximately 75 teens will attend their 2013 high school prom wearing dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories they selected at the Cokata Wiconi teen center through this… Continue Reading

CRYP and the Word Carrier Trading Post Will Co-Host a Book Fair on March 21-22

The Word Carrier Trading Post is returning to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation this week. On Thursday and Friday, March 21-22, the Word Carrier will offer its large selection of Native American literature and an array of fair-trade products — including vintage clothing and jewelry — for purchase at the Cheyenne River Youth Project®’s Cokata… Continue Reading

Funding Is Available for 2013 Home Improvements until June 30

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, has announced that it has $15,000 in grant funding for home improvements in communities across the 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River reservation. The funding was provided by Alexandria, Virginia-based Running Strong for American Indian Youth, and it accommodates repair work up to $1,000 per family. best places… Continue Reading

Funding Secured to Begin Eagerly Anticipated Renovation of “The Main” Youth Center

Thanks to generous contributions from Running Strong for American Indian Youth®, Tribal Ventures and countless individual supporters around the world, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has raised approximately $91,000 to put toward much-needed renovations at its beloved “The Main” youth center on East Lincoln Street in Eagle Butte. According to CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau,… Continue Reading

Running Strong Scholarships Allow Community Organizations to Use CRYP Facilities

In remote north-central South Dakota, facilities for large-scale group meetings, special events, workshops, seminars and sports camps are in short supply. That’s why the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte continues to make its state-of-the-art, 26,000-square-foot Cokata Wiconi teen center available to other organizations; what’s more, rental fees for the facilities can be covered… Continue Reading

March Programs Include Passion for Fashion, Hawaiian Birthday Party, Late-Night Basketball

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, has announced its March youth programming highlights, and local youth won’t be disappointed. The youth project’s calendar this month includes Passion for Fashion, the monthly birthday party at The Main and a series of late-night teen basketball tournaments. Scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, March… Continue Reading

College Night Program Kicks Off on March 13

On Wednesday, March 13, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, will kick off its 2013 "College Night" program with a presentation from Madison, Wisconsin-based Edgewood College. The free evening program will take place at 5-6 p.m. in the Cokata Wiconi teen center’s Keya Cafe, and CRYP staff is encouraging Cheyenne River… Continue Reading




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P.O. Box 410

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Phone: 1-605-964-8200

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