Cheyenne River Youth Project

Monthly Archives: September 2015

Main University’s Fall Semester Starts This Monday

On Monday, September 28, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, is launching 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… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces October Programming, Including Halloween Fun

As the calendar officially turns to autumn, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced its teen and youth programming for the month of October. The roster of special events and activities includes movies, native arts, academic courses, sports, games, food and treats, and of course CRYP’s celebrated annual Haunted House and Ghoul-A-Grams. At The Main… Continue Reading

3rd Annual Harvest Festival Dinner is This Friday!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® will host its 3rd annual Harvest Festival dinner this Friday, September 25, 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 to start at 5:30 p.m. and is… Continue Reading

September Hall of Fame: Thomas Lucero

September Hall of Fame: Thomas Lucero

For the first time, we’re inducting a young person from The Main youth center into our CRYP Hall of Fame. His name is Thomas Lucero. This bright, curious 11-year-old started coming to The Main last fall. Thomas says he enjoys The Main’s playground and the full-size gymnasium at the next-door Cokata Wiconi (“Center of Life”)… Continue Reading

September Partner of the Month: Dietel Partners

This month, we’d like to acknowledge Dietel Partners, a family-owned philanthropic advising firm that represents anonymous donors’ interests and awards grants on their behalf. Dietel Partners and its clients have supported CRYP for more than three years. Our relationship started in 2012, when Dietel Partners awarded a grant that allowed CRYP to purchase two large… Continue Reading

CRYP Welcomes Acclaimed Artist Scape Martinez to Cheyenne River

Earlier this month, CRYP welcomed San Jose, California-based artist Scape Martinez to its East Lincoln Street campus for a week of mural painting and youth arts education. During the week prior to Labor Day, Martinez painted a mural on Eagle Butte’s Main Street, painted a second one in CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (“Winter Count”) Art Park,… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces September Youth & Teen Programming

School is back in session, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has resumed its regular after-school and weekend hours at the Cokata Wiconi (“Center of Life”) teen center and The Main youth center. It also has announced its eagerly anticipated teen and youth programming for the month of September. In addition to its Sept. 21-25… Continue Reading

“Family Week” Programming Scheduled for Sept. 21-25

“When you give a little of yourself to a child, you give a little of yourself to their future,” More4Kids CEO Kevin Heath once noted. He also has advocated the importance of being a role model, advising, “If you want your kids to dream more, then dream more; to learn more, then learn more; to… Continue Reading

Executive Director Julie Garreau Earns Cordes Fellowship, Will Travel to Mexico in October

CRYP’s executive director, Julie Garreau, has earned a Cordes Fellowship. On October 11-16, she will attend the fellowship’s Opportunity Collaboration in Ixtapa, Mexico, and take part in all delegate sessions. Cordes Fellowships are designed for exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders who are engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises. The purpose of the… Continue Reading




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