Cheyenne River Youth Project

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Together, CRYP and PWNA Provide Valuable Opportunities for Lakota Youth

Together, CRYP and PWNA Provide Valuable Opportunities for Lakota Youth

Thanks to the ongoing partnership between the Cheyenne River Youth Project and Partnership with Native Americans, 10 Lakota youth from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation will have the opportunity to attend the second annual Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit at Rapid City’s Storm Mountain Center. Scheduled for July 29-31, the summit will allow the youth… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at RedCan 2019, Releases New Documentary Film

CRYP Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at RedCan 2019, Releases New Documentary Film

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that this year’s RedCan invitational graffiti jam is officially one for the record books. Nearly 1,600 people attended RedCan 2019 on June 19-22 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and the grassroots, nonprofit youth organization has commemorated this fifth annual Indian Country event in a special seven-minute documentary film.… Continue Reading

(UPDATE: SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, AUG. 5) 500-Plus Children Will Receive School Supplies at CRYP on Aug. 2

(UPDATE: SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, AUG. 5) 500-Plus Children Will Receive School Supplies at CRYP on Aug. 2

CRYP is now accepting donations for its 2019 School Supplies Drive. The official distribution is scheduled to take place at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, and all members of CRYP’s Family Services program may participate with their children.    Families who aren’t able to attend… Continue Reading

Volunteer Spotlight: SWAMP-IN

Volunteer Spotlight: SWAMP-IN

My name is Debbie Wills, I am 55, and I reside in St. Peters, Missouri, which is about 20 miles northwest of St. Louis. My volunteer service group, SWAMP-IN (Saints With A Mission Purpose-Indian Nations), was founded in 2003 with the purpose of working alongside native people—in their own communities, and under their direction. It’s… Continue Reading

CRYP Earns NPS Travel Grant for Wind Cave Trips in July and August

CRYP Earns NPS Travel Grant for Wind Cave Trips in July and August

Hopa Mountain, in partnership with the National Park Service, has announced that the Cheyenne River Youth Project is a 2019 awardee of the “Connecting with our Homelands” travel grant. The grassroots, nonprofit youth organization is one of 21 indigenous organizations, schools and nonprofits that have earned travel funds for trips to national park unites across… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Be Closed 7/5 for Staff Appreciation Day; Keya Cafe Open 7:30-11 a.m.

CRYP Will Be Closed 7/5 for Staff Appreciation Day; Keya Cafe Open 7:30-11 a.m.

This Friday, July 5, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will close its doors for a very special occasion. In the wake of the wildly successful 5th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam, the grassroots, nonprofit youth organization will be hosting Staff Appreciation Day. The day will begin with a blessing. The staff will enjoy lunch, team-building… Continue Reading

CRYP Releases New Trailer, List of Scheduled Youth Activities for RedCan 2019

CRYP Releases New Trailer, List of Scheduled Youth Activities for RedCan 2019

RedCan 2019 starts this Wednesday, June 19, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project is working hard to prepare for its 5th annual invitational graffiti jam in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. To help raise awareness, the nonprofit youth organization has released a second teaser trailer on its YouTube channel as well as a list of exciting… Continue Reading

RedCan Honored Today at Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

RedCan Honored Today at Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

Americans for the Arts today honored the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s groundbreaking RedCan invitational graffiti jam among 50 outstanding public arts projects created in 2018 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by public art experts, the roster of selected… Continue Reading

Keya Cafe Goes Plastics-Free, Remains Committed to Eco-Friendly Operations

Keya Cafe Goes Plastics-Free, Remains Committed to Eco-Friendly Operations

The Keya (Turtle) Cafe and Coffeehouse has been a mainstay of the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s social enterprise initiatives since it opened in 2013. In recent years, it also has led the charge as the nonprofit youth organization seeks to become more environmentally friendly.  In today’s Keya Cafe, customers will find biodegradable to-go bags and… Continue Reading

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