Cheyenne River Youth Project

Monthly Archives: October 2013

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

CRYP Will Host Two Free Community Gardening Classes on Oct. 22 & 24

From 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, and Thursday, October 24, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will be offering two exciting classes for the Cheyenne River community: Modern Gardening Basics, and Advanced Gardening / Farming. Steven Bond, a technical assistance specialist for the Intertribal Agriculture Council, will be teaching both classes; they are… Continue Reading

Support CRYP & Have the Chance to Win a Handmade Lakota Star Quilt!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, has just launched its 2013 Christmas Star Quilt Raffle, giving members of the public a chance to win the distinctive, queen-size Lakota star quilt appropriately named “A Christmas Star.” The blue and white quilt is hand-crafted by Bonnie LeBeau, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne… Continue Reading

CRYP Welcomes Ryan Devlin, Sustainable Agriculture Manager

CRYP is excited to announce that Ryan Devlin joined its full-time staff in late September. Devlin will serve as the organization’s sustainable agriculture manager. In his new role, Devlin will be responsible for preparation, planting, maintenance and harvesting of the Winyan Toka Win garden; maintaining CRYP grounds, the garden shed and all equipment; directing and… Continue Reading

CRYP to Attend Hopa Mountain’s “Strengthening the Circle” This Month

This month, Bozeman, Montana-based Hopa Mountain will be hosting its next “Strengthening the Circle” training conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, and staff members from the Cheyenne River Youth Project® are preparing to attend. Executive Director Julie Garreau and Development Director Kellie Jewett will be speaking at the native nonprofit leadership event, which is scheduled… Continue Reading

CRYP’s 2013 Christmas Toy Drive Aims to Serve 1,500 Children!

The Whos may have held hands and started singing anyway, but for Louisa May Alcott’s beloved heroine Jo March, “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents.” Jo’s right. For children everywhere, the greatest joy of Christmas morning is waking up to see what Santa and his elves might have stuffed into colorful stockings and left… Continue Reading

2013 Christmas Toy Drive: Most Requested Items

Here is this year’s list of the most-requested gift items, along with a short list of supplies CRYP needs for its daily operations in the run-up to the holidays. 2013 Most-Requested Gift Items: Learning Toys for Ages 0-24 Months Walmart, K-Mart, Target, iTunes, JC Penney Gift Cards Popular Books Fisher Price (Assorted Toys, 0-36 Months)… Continue Reading




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