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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

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 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

Midnight Basketball Kicks Off on May 24, and CRYP Will Host Teen-Led ICWA Basketball Camp on May 29

Midnight Basketball Kicks Off on May 24, and CRYP Will Host Teen-Led ICWA Basketball Camp on May 29

It’s no secret that basketball is the most popular sport among Lakota youth on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. To celebrate their passion, encourage wellness and provide even more opportunities to hone their skills, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will be hosting a summer Midnight Basketball program and a dedicated basketball camp at its Cokata… Continue Reading

CRYP Offers Emerging Poets Fellowship for Lakota Teens

CRYP Offers Emerging Poets Fellowship for Lakota Teens

In conjunction with the First Peoples Fund, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is now offering an Emerging Poets Fellowship for Lakota youth ages 13-18 on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Open for applications until July, the program will officially launch in September. This innovative one-year fellowship will give teens valuable poetry, leadership and development training,… Continue Reading

CRYP Encourages Indigenous Cooking Through Internships & Training Opportunities

CRYP Encourages Indigenous Cooking Through Internships & Training Opportunities

For more than 30 years, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has been dedicated to strengthening the connection Lakota youth have with their culture. In recent years, culturally relevant programming at the nonprofit youth organization has expanded to include an Indigenous Cooking internship for local teens and special trainings for adults in the Cheyenne River community.… Continue Reading

Coming Up: Color Run, Walking Club & Bike Club!

Coming Up: Color Run, Walking Club & Bike Club!

Due to the ongoing popularity of wellness programming at its Eagle Butte campus, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced three exciting new wellness initiatives for this spring and summer. The nonprofit youth organization will host a Color Run on Apr. 30; a Walking Club during the month of May; and a Bike Club from… Continue Reading

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