Cheyenne River Youth Project

Author Archives: Heather Steinberger

“Thanks for Kids” Celebration Scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19

“Thanks for Kids” Celebration Scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19

The Cheyenne River Youth Project will host its annual “Thanks for Kids” celebration next Monday, Nov. 19 at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). The special event is open free to the community, and this year, the nonprofit youth organization has a few extra treats for its guests. “Each year, we host a holiday-themed feast for… Continue Reading

CRYP Unites Donors & Volunteers to Create Real-Life Santa’s Workshop

CRYP Unites Donors & Volunteers to Create Real-Life Santa’s Workshop

Christmas is just six weeks away, which means the Cheyenne River Youth Project is working hard to make sure Santa Claus will bring holiday cheer to more than 1,500 children on South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Lakota Nation. Staff members putting together the annual Santa’s Workshop at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in Eagle… Continue Reading

Eight Students Graduate from Main University This Fall

Eight Students Graduate from Main University This Fall

One of CRYP’s most beloved programs returned this fall, when the nonprofit youth organization held a six-week edition of its award-winning Main University. 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 by… Continue Reading

Welcome Meghan Tompkins, CRYP’s New Deputy Director!

Welcome Meghan Tompkins, CRYP’s New Deputy Director!

CRYP has announced that Meghan Tompkins is joining its full-time staff as deputy director. In her new role, Tompkins will be responsible for developing the nonprofit youth organization’s strategic plan and budget, and providing coordination and oversight of all fundraising activities. She also will be deeply involved in program planning and design, grant research and… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Offer “Wellness Wednesdays” in November

CRYP Will Offer “Wellness Wednesdays” in November

While the Cheyenne River Youth Project has been offering Native Wellness Internships for teens since 2014 and a variety of wellness-related children’s programs since its founding 30 years ago, the nonprofit organization is launching an exciting new wellness initiative in November. “Wellness Wednesdays” will incorporate new wellness programming for both teens at Cokata Wiconi (Center… Continue Reading

Enter to Win a Lakota Star Quilt & Support Our Christmas Toy Drive!

Enter to Win a Lakota Star Quilt & Support Our Christmas Toy Drive!

Each year, to celebrate the spirit of the season and help raise funds to support its massive Christmas Toy Drive initiative in rural South Dakota, the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte hosts a star quilt raffle. This week, the nonprofit youth organization announced that tickets are are on sale for the 2018 raffle.… Continue Reading

October Hall of Fame: Madisyn DuBray

October Hall of Fame: Madisyn DuBray

Basketball is a big deal on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Lakota youth have a great passion for the sport, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that many of them first find their way into Cheyenne River Youth Project programs via our full-size Morgan Yellowhead Gymnasium at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). One of… Continue Reading

CRYP Releases Official 2018 RedCan Documentary

CRYP Releases Official 2018 RedCan Documentary

CRYP has announced the release of its official 2018 RedCan documentary.  In this 8-minute video, viewers will become acquainted with visiting and local artists, CRYP staff, and Cheyenne River youth; enjoy an up-close look at the fourth annual invitational graffiti jam this past July; and learn how this award-winning event is changing lives and lifting… Continue Reading

The 2018 Christmas Toy Drive is Officially Under Way

The 2018 Christmas Toy Drive is Officially Under Way

For most people, October means fall decorations, carving pumpkins and planning costumes. At the Cheyenne River Youth Project, however, October means Christmas.  CRYP has officially launched its 2018 Christmas Toy Drive, which serves more than 1,500 children in 20 communities across South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Lakota Nation. The grassroots, nonprofit youth organization is… Continue Reading

Square & CRYP Receive David D. Rockefeller pARTnership Award in NYC

Square & CRYP Receive David D. Rockefeller pARTnership Award in NYC

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Square and the Cheyenne River Youth Project were awarded the David D. Rockefeller pARTnership Award at the BCA 10 black-tie gala at the Loeb Boathouse in New York’s Central Park. (Square’s Sean Conroy, left, with CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau and Camilla Rockefeller, right; photograph by Sylvain Gaboury, courtesy of Americans for… Continue Reading

QUICK LINKS

CONNECT WITH CRYP

CONTACT CRYP

702 4th Street

P.O. Box 410

Eagle Butte, SD 57625

Phone: 1-605-964-8200

Fax: 1-605-964-8201

lakotayouth@gmail.com

Copyright © 2018 Cheyenne River Youth Project a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Privacy Policy.