Cheyenne River Youth Project

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CRYP Welcomes 50+ Teens to Cokata Wiconi to Ring in 2020

CRYP Welcomes 50+ Teens to Cokata Wiconi to Ring in 2020

The Cheyenne River Youth Project threw its doors open to Eagle Butte youth on New Year’s Eve. More than 50 teens converged on the grassroots, nonprofit youth project’s campus for a night of games, great food and refreshments, and even a scoreboard countdown to 2020. Partygoers organized basketball pickup games, practiced their shooting skills, played… Continue Reading

CRYP Offers Holiday Shopping, Goes Eco-Friendly, Finishes Toy Drive Prep

CRYP Offers Holiday Shopping, Goes Eco-Friendly, Finishes Toy Drive Prep

This is an important time of year for the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Not only are staff and volunteers moving into the home stretch with the annual Wo Otúh’an Wi Toy Drive, they have announced improvements to their holiday offerings that will enhance the spirit of the season. To start,… Continue Reading

CRYP Seeks Volunteers to Help Bring Santa to Cheyenne River

CRYP Seeks Volunteers to Help Bring Santa to Cheyenne River

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that it is seeking local community volunteers and long-term volunteers to help bring Santa Claus to more than 1,700 children on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation through this year’s Wo Otúh’an Wi Toy Drive. In the next three weeks, CRYP staff and volunteers need to sort, wrap and… Continue Reading

150 Community Members Attend Annual “Thanks for Kids” Celebration

150 Community Members Attend Annual “Thanks for Kids” Celebration

On Thursday, Nov. 21, 150 members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community gathered at the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) for the annual “Thanks for Kids” celebration. Held in conjunction with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare program and open free to the public, the evening’s festivities included a… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Special Holiday Happenings in December

CRYP Announces Special Holiday Happenings in December

With less than six weeks to go before Santa Claus arrives on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced several important happenings on this year’s holiday calendar. These include holiday parties at the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center and “The Main” youth center, a public Christmas Toy… Continue Reading

November Hall of Fame: 2019-2020 Lakota Art Fellows

November Hall of Fame: 2019-2020 Lakota Art Fellows

This year, CRYP launched its first-ever Lakota Arts Fellowship program. Operated through the Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute, this nine-month fellowship is designed for young people who have completed multiple teen arts internships and have expressed interest in pursuing advanced arts education and eventually careers in the arts. Introducing our… Continue Reading

CRYP Breaks Record for Harvest Festival, Builds on Native Food Sovereignty Initiatives

CRYP Breaks Record for Harvest Festival, Builds on Native Food Sovereignty Initiatives

More than 230 people attended the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 7th annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 25, breaking the record for the nonprofit youth project’s signature Native Food Sovereignty event. Held in conjunction with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare program and open free to the public, the Harvest Festival provided Halloween-themed youth… Continue Reading

CRYP Seeks Full-Time Deputy Director

CRYP Seeks Full-Time Deputy Director

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that it is seeking a deputy director to join its full-time staff in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. The new deputy director will be responsible for developing the nonprofit youth organization’s strategic plan and budget, and providing coordination and oversight of all fundraising activities. The new staff member also… Continue Reading

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