Cheyenne River Youth Project

Monthly Archives: August 2014

CRYP Provides School Supplies to 511 Children on the Cheyenne River Reservation

On Wednesday, August 20, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® hosted its annual School Supplies Drive distribution in the Cokata Wiconi teen center’ gymnasium. Now, just days later, the 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth project has already provided 135 families and 511 children — from Headstart through high school — with the school supplies they need to start… Continue Reading

Join CRYP this Labor Day Weekend! The Fun Starts This Friday.

Labor Day weekend is just days away, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project® is reminding South Dakota residents and vacationers that this is a great time to visit Eagle Butte. Not only will the city be hosting the annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo and Powwow, CRYP will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with… Continue Reading

50+ Pounds of Carrots Harvested for “Veggie of the Week.” Next, at the Aug. 29 Farmers Market: Onions

Carrots were the star of the Leading Lady Farmers Market on Friday, August 22. According to Ryan Devlin, CRYP’s Sustainable Agriculture Manager, staff, garden interns and youth participants harvested more than 50 pounds of the “Veggie of the Week.” “We sold three bunches of carrots at the farmers market, we used 35 pounds to make… Continue Reading

Beets Have a Great Week at CRYP! And at the Aug. 22 Farmers Market: Carrots

CRYP introduced beets as its second “Veggie of the Week” at the Leading Lady Farmers Market on August 15, and according to Sustainable Agriculture Manager Ryan Devlin, they were an absolute success. “More than 80 pounds of beets were harvested by garden interns and The Main’s youth participants in the course of just one week,”… Continue Reading

25th Anniversary Festivities on Deck for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is less than two weeks away, and that means it’s time to start thinking about “The Fair” on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in remote north-central South Dakota. Each year, Cheyenne River residents and visitors congregate in Eagle Butte for the annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo & Powwow — this… Continue Reading

Zucchini Launches New Veggie of the Week Program — Next Veggie of the Week: Beets!

During last week’s Leading Lady Farmers Market, CRYP introduced its new Veggie of the Week program, and zucchini was the star of the August 8 show. According to Ryan Devlin, CRYP’s sustainable agriculture manager, more than 100 pounds of zucchini was harvested from the Winyan Toka Win garden, and more than 40 of those pounds… Continue Reading

Together, CRYP and Running Strong Support Cheyenne River Families

For many years, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, 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. And, after the 2013-14 fiscal year closed on June 30, the 25-year-old youth project announced that the partnership… Continue Reading

Junior Volunteers Attend 2014 UNITY Conference in Portland, Oregon

Earlier this summer, five Cheyenne River Sioux teens had the opportunity to join more than 1,400 native youth ages 14 to 24 from around the United States at the 38th annual National UNITY Conference. This year’s conference, held June 28 to July 2 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, focused on “Healing and Empowering… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host College Night on Aug. 7, Kicking Off Fall College Programming at Cokata Wiconi

On Thursday, August 7, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will welcome students from St. Charles, Missouri-based Lindenwood University for a special edition of the 2014 College Night Series. This free College Night event, which is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. at the Cokata Wiconi teen center, officially will launch the 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth project’s Fall College… Continue Reading

Leading Lady Farmers Market Continues Successful Season, Introduces “Veggie of the Week!”

Now in its second season, CRYP’s Leading Lady Farmers Market has reached new heights — and continues to grow. To date, the market has raised more than $1,000 to support CRYP programming and services, it has educated 15 teen interns, and it’s giving participating community members a valuable revenue stream of their own. And more… Continue Reading




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