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September Hall of Fame: Kazmira Runs After & Xavier Sebastion

September Hall of Fame: Kazmira Runs After & Xavier Sebastion

CRYP staff and volunteers have grown accustomed to two familiar faces around The Main in the last year. Cousins Kazmira Runs After, 6, and Xavier Sebastion, 10, are regulars at the youth project’s center for 4- to 12-year-olds, and more often than not, they attend youth programming together. Kazmira says her mom told her about… Continue Reading

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

On Labor Day weekend, the Cheyenne River Youth Project officially graduated 11 Lakota teens from its summer arts internship program. This is a record-breaking number for the nonprofit youth organization, which began offering teen internships in 2013.  “Normally, we see five or six kids complete the full arts internship track,” said Jerica Widow, CRYP’s youth… Continue Reading

Tyler Read Joins CRYP as Art Director

Tyler Read Joins CRYP as Art Director

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that Tyler Read joined its full-time staff as art director on Sept. 3. In his new role, Read will oversee programming at the nonprofit youth organization’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. “As a teaching artist who has been working with CRYP since 2015,… Continue Reading

CRYP Invites Families to Sphero STEM Activity on Wednesday, Aug. 28

CRYP Invites Families to Sphero STEM Activity on Wednesday, Aug. 28

This Wednesday, CRYP is inviting families to join staff and volunteers for a special STEM activity at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). Scheduled for 3-5 p.m. in the gymnasium, the event will allow participants of all ages to experiment with Sphero balls provided by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Sphero essentially is a… Continue Reading

For CRYP’s Teen Interns, Native Food Sovereignty Took Center Stage This Summer

For CRYP’s Teen Interns, Native Food Sovereignty Took Center Stage This Summer

This summer, the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s teen interns had valuable opportunities to learn more about native food sovereignty through the Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit in Rapid City and a special visit from seed keeper Rowen White to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. On July 29-31, CRYP sent seven Lakota teens to the second… Continue Reading

CRYP Distributes School Supplies to More Than 500 Children

CRYP Distributes School Supplies to More Than 500 Children

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that more than 500 children are receiving school supplies through this year’s School Supplies Drive, thanks to the nonprofit youth organization’s partnership with Running Strong for American Indian Youth. During the official distribution event on Monday, Aug. 5, more than 350 young people received their school supplies, as… Continue Reading

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau Joins Arts South Dakota’s Board of Directors

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau Joins Arts South Dakota’s Board of Directors

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that its executive director, Julie Garreau, is now a member of Arts South Dakota’s board of directors. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization is dedicated to enriching the lives of South Dakotans and their visitors by advancing the arts through service, education and advocacy. This is a mission that resonates… Continue Reading

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