Recently appointed to the Cheyenne River Youth Project Board of Directors, Lonnie has been a proud supporter and advocate of the youth organization for years. As owner and operator of two Dairy Queen franchises, one located in Eagle Butte, Lonnie brings a wide variety of business and management experience to the organization. Also serving on the Four Bands Community Fund board, he is committed to advancing opportunities for youth and community members on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation. Lonnie resides in Pierre, SD with his family.
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Mission & History
In 1988, Julie Garreau and a group of volunteers founded CRYP in a defunct bar on Eagle Butte’s Main Street. We’ve come a long way since then. Learn more about our Mission and History.
CRYP wouldn’t be where it is today without our resourceful, hard-working staff members, who routinely go well beyond the call of duty to serve our children, families and community. Learn more about our Staff.
Board of Directors
We are fortunate to have the support of a dedicated group of local and regional community leaders, who consistently offer their guidance as CRYP continues to grow and evolve. Learn more about our Board of Directors.
As we pursue our ongoing mission in the Cheyenne River community, and engage with partners across the country, CRYP also calls on a team of valued professionals for advice and expertise. Learn more about CRYP’s Advisory Board.
A core component of our mission is to offer safe, positive, healthy spaces for our young people, families and community members to gather, exchange ideas, learn, socialize and thrive. Learn more about our Facilities.
Honors & Awards
Through the years, CRYP’s efforts have been recognized by a variety of regional and national organizations. Learn more about Our Honors and Awards.
We strive to keep our partners, supporters and friends up to date on all the latest happenings here at CRYP. Click here to see our Publications.
CRYP is dedicated to full transparency. Click here for our latest Financial statements and 990.