Cheyenne River Youth Project

Monthly Archives: October 2014

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

Main University Begins November 3

On Monday, November 3, CRYP will launch its fall semester of Main University, one of the 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 center; it was founded… Continue Reading

Enter CRYP Raffle for a Chance to Win a Handmade Lakota Star Quilt!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® is launching its annual star quilt raffle this week, with two interesting twists. First, instead of raffling off a single quilt, the 25-year-old not-for-profit youth organization will have two on hand. And, next, proceeds will support CRYP’s brand-new Waniyetu Wowapi (“Winter Count”) Art Park, which was just dedicated in September.… Continue Reading

Volunteer with CRYP in 2015!

As the year winds down, staff members at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® have two major endeavors on their minds. One is the annual Christmas Toy Drive, a mammoth undertaking that brings holiday cheer to more than 1,200 children across the 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota’s remote West River country. The other… Continue Reading

2014 Halloween Programming Begins October 22

Next week, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will launch its 2014 Halloween programming, a series of events designed to bring thrills and fun to community members of all ages. This year’s activities, which kick off on Wednesday, October 22, will include a Halloween Carnival, a Scary Movie Marathon, CRYP’s annual Haunted House, and the eagerly… Continue Reading

New Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park Formally Dedicated in September

On Monday, September 15, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® formally dedicated the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park at its East Lincoln Street campus in Eagle Butte. The innovative new park, whose name means “Winter Count” in the Lakota language, is a free, safe, public art space that will allow artists — residents and visitors alike —… Continue Reading

CRYP Completes Third Session of Wowapi Olakholkichiyapi, the Teens’ Book-to-Movie Club

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® recently completed its third session of Wowapi Olakholkichiyapi, the book-to-movie club for local teens. Launched on April 3, the club met on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week at CRYP’s Cokata Wiconi teen center in Eagle Butte. The club began with 10 participants. During each club meeting, the teens would complete… Continue Reading




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