Cheyenne River Youth Project

Yearly Archives: 2014

December Partner of the Month: Running Strong for American Indian Youth

For many years, CRYP and Alexandria-based Running Strong for American Indian Youth® have worked together to provide valuable programs and services on the remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. We’d like to take this opportunity to recognize Running Strong as our December Partner of the Month. Each year, this partnership with Running Strong successfully serves our… Continue Reading

Eight Students Graduate from Main University This Fall

Earlier this month, CRYP held a special graduation ceremony for the eight youngsters who completed Main University’s fall semester. Held on Tuesday, December 2, the festivities included commencement exercises and a hearty meal for students and their families. Twenty children participated in Main University, which kicked off its fall semester on November 3. Participants who… Continue Reading

300 “Dear Santa” Letters Remain to be Adopted!

Christmas is a little more than two weeks away, which means CRYP staff and volunteers are in the home stretch for the 2014 Christmas Toy Drive. It’s not too late to help: The 26-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization is reporting that approximately 300 “Dear Santa” letters remain to be adopted so it can meet its goal… Continue Reading

CRYP Welcomes 73 Guests to Annual “Thanks For Kids” Dinner

CRYP welcomed 73 members of the Cheyenne River community to its annual “Thanks for Kids” celebration and dinner. The festivities took place on Tuesday, November 25 at the Cokata Wiconi teen center. A visiting volunteer group from Wisconsin’s Marquette University High School prepared the traditional, homemade, holiday-inspired meal. Much of the fresh produce came directly… Continue Reading

400+ Christmas Toy Drive Letters Still Need Good Homes!

It’s the last week of November, and that means the staff and volunteers at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® have just four weeks to fulfill the Christmas wishes of 1,500 children on South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. More than 1,000 letters have already been adopted by generous supporters, yet more remains to… Continue Reading

It’s Not Too Late: Enter to Win a Lakota Star Quilt, and Support the New CRYP Art Park

It’s not to late to win an authentic, handmade Lakota star quilt through the Cheyenne River Youth Project®. Raffle tickets will remain on sale until Wednesday, December 24, and the 26-year-old, not-for-profit organization will hold the drawing for its two winners on Friday, December 26. Instead of raffling off a single quilt, as it has… Continue Reading

“Thanks for Kids” Dinner Coming up on November 25

CRYP will be hosting a special Thanks for Kids Dinner for the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation community on Tuesday, November 25 at its Cokata Wiconi teen center. The free public meal and celebration will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the festively decorated Morgan Yellowhead Gymnasium. Youth, their families, and all members of… Continue Reading

November Partner of the Month: O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation

As a grassroots, not-for-profit organization, the Cheyenne River Youth Project relies on a variety of organizational partners for support as it pursues its ongoing mission in the Cheyenne River community. To show our deep appreciation for all that these valued partners do for us, we’ve created a Partner of the Month initiative — and for… Continue Reading

Coming Up: Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 16, Youth Holiday Parties on Dec. 4-5

November is here, and that means the staff and volunteers at Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, are deep into holiday preparations. Not only are they undertaking the gargantuan task of ensuring that Santa Claus comes to 1,500 children across the 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River reservation, they are planning the youth project’s 4th… Continue Reading

Support Our “Homecoming Dress Drive!”

As October draws to a close, so does homecoming season for high school students across America. Spirit-week festivities and football-game revelry are long since ended, the toilet paper has been cleaned up from neighborhood trees and yards (well, mostly), and those prized dresses from The Big Night are back in bedroom closets. Perhaps they’ll be… Continue Reading



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