Cheyenne River Youth Project

Monthly Archives: September 2014

The 2014 Christmas Toy Drive is Under Way, with Goal of Serving 1,500 Children This Year

It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the holidays, turning Christmas into a high-stress occasion. Yet this day should be so much more; as an anonymous sage once noted, “Rejoice in the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the miracle of Christmas which is Hope, and the heart of Christmas which is… Continue Reading

CYRP Hosts 130 Guests, Honors Eight Interns at Community Harvest Festival Dinner

On Wednesday, September 24, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® hosted 130 guests at its 2nd annual Community Harvest Festival Dinner. Held in the Cokata Wiconi teen center, this community-wide celebration of the 2-acre Winyan Toka Win garden and 2014 growing season included a bountiful, free community meal and a special ceremony to honor eight former… Continue Reading

Fall Harvest Kicks Into High Gear with “Veggie of the Week” and Community Harvest Festival Dinner

Fall has arrived on the Cheyenne River reservation in north-central South Dakota, which means CRYP staff and volunteers have been hard at work… harvesting, harvesting, harvesting. And that has kicked the “Veggie of the Week” program into high gear, according to Ryan Devlin, CRYP’s sustainable agriculture manager. “For the last two weeks, the focus of… Continue Reading

Sustainable Agriculture Programs Fuel the Keya Cafe, Keya Gift Shop, and Teen Internships

For nearly 15 years, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has tended a 2-acre, naturally grown garden at its campus in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. What started as a labor of love for Executive Director Julie Garreau has turned into so much more; today, the Winyan Toka Win garden (“Leading Lady” in Lakota) lies at the… Continue Reading

CRYP Offers Discount on Family Services Memberships, Starting October 1

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that it will offer a discount on all Family Services annual memberships starting on Wednesday, October 1. The discount, which CRYP will offer until October 31, will apply to new applications and renewals; the memberships are valid from October 1, 2014 until September 30, 2015. Normally, an annual… Continue Reading

2nd Annual Community Harvest Festival Dinner Scheduled for Sept. 24

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® is preparing to host its 2nd annual Community Harvest Festival Dinner on Wednesday, September 24 at the Cokata Wiconi teen center in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. A community-wide celebration of a bountiful season in the 2-acre Winyan Toka Win garden, the Harvest Festival meal is scheduled for 5 to 8… Continue Reading

Rapid City Event Cancelled Due to Weather; CRYP Invites Supporters to Attend Formal Art Park Dedication on Sept. 15

Unfortunately, due to inclement weather expected in the Rapid City area today, the Art Alley mural-painting event in support of CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park has been cancelled. Instead, CRYP is inviting media partners, supporters and community members to attend the formal park dedication ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 15. On hand will… Continue Reading

Veggies of the Week: Eggplants and Sweet Corn

CRYP staff and volunteers showcased eggplants as the Veggie of the Week at the Leading Lady Farmers Market on Friday, September 5. According to Ryan Devlin, the youth project’s sustainable agriculture manager, the featured veggie did well. “Our teen and youth centers were closed last week, so we weren’t using the vegetables in programming, meals… Continue Reading

Graffiti Artists Converge on Rapid City’s Art Alley to Support Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park, Which Will be Formally Dedicated on September 15

This Thursday in Rapid City’s Art Alley, six graffiti artists will join together to paint a mural in support of the brand-new, innovative art park at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® campus in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. According to Sara Johnson Levy of About This Life Inc., the organization responsible for the Art Alley mural… Continue Reading




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