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January Hall of Fame: Maliyah Lee

January Hall of Fame: Maliyah Lee

This month, the Cheyenne River Youth Project would like to shine the spotlight on one of our newest teen participants at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). Eagle Butte resident Maliyah Lee, 14, first started coming to our campus this past December, and she’s already completed her first internship.  Maliyah says she immediately liked CRYP because… Continue Reading

Santa Claus Comes to a Record 1,700-Plus Children in This Year’s Christmas Toy Drive

Santa Claus Comes to a Record 1,700-Plus Children in This Year’s Christmas Toy Drive

It’s official: The Cheyenne River Youth Project served a record number of children in its 29th annual Christmas Toy Drive. The nonprofit, grassroots organization also has released touching photographs from this year’s drive. CRYP brought Santa Claus to more than 1,700 children across 20 reservation communities in 2018, a herculean task that was made possible… Continue Reading

Annual Winter Coat Distribution Scheduled for Jan. 23

Annual Winter Coat Distribution Scheduled for Jan. 23

On Wednesday, Jan. 23,  the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host its annual Winter Coat Distribution at its Eagle Butte campus. From 1 to 6 p.m., the nonprofit community organization will be distributing winter coats to members of CRYP Family Services program. With the support of a variety of donors from across the country, including… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces 2019 Hours, January Youth Programs

CRYP Announces 2019 Hours, January Youth Programs

With the annual Christmas Toy Drive successfully concluded for yet another holiday season, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has reopened its doors for Cheyenne River youth. Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) is now open to teens from 5 to 8 p.m. daily, while 4- to 12-year-olds are welcome at The Main from 3:30 to 6:30… Continue Reading

600+ Teens Graduate from CRYP’s Teen Internship Program

600+ Teens Graduate from CRYP’s Teen Internship Program

When the Cheyenne River Youth Project launched its teen internships at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in 2013, 10 teenagers graduated from the program. Just five years later, that number has reached the impressive 600 mark. Six art interns and two indigenous cooking interns are preparing to graduate prior to the Christmas holiday. Three teens… Continue Reading

45 Teens Complete Five Lakota Culture Camps This Fall

45 Teens Complete Five Lakota Culture Camps This Fall

This October and November, the Cheyenne River Youth Project hosted five 15-hour Lakota Culture Camps through its new Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Forty-five 13- to 18-year-olds completed the camps, which were made possible through grants from NEA ArtWorks, ArtPlace America, South Dakota Arts Council and TECA. The camps gave… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Annual Youth & Teen Holiday Parties on Dec. 6-7

CRYP Will Host Annual Youth & Teen Holiday Parties on Dec. 6-7

The onset of December means two things for the Cheyenne River Youth Project. For one, the annual Christmas Toy Drive is moving into the home stretch, with donors and volunteers working long hours to ensure Santa Claus will visit more than 1,500 children across the Cheyenne River reservation. It also means it’s time to plan… Continue Reading

Information Session for New Lakota Immersion School This Saturday, Dec. 1

Information Session for New Lakota Immersion School This Saturday, Dec. 1

Lakȟótiyapi Okáȟtaŋ Wičhóičhaǧe Inc. (LOWI), the new Eagle Butte-based Lakota immersion school set to open in January, invites the community to an open house and information session on Saturday, Dec. 1. Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will take place at the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s “The Main” youth center, located at… Continue Reading

“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

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