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Category Archives: Cokata Wiconi Teen Center

Wakpa Waste Volleyball Camp with Lauren Schad on July 11-12

Wakpa Waste Volleyball Camp with Lauren Schad on July 11-12

CRYP will host a free youth volleyball camp at the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center this month. The Wakpa Wasté Volleyball Camp for 7th to 12th graders will take place on Thursday and Friday, July 12-13, with 7th-8th graders playing at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 9th-12th graders playing at 1-3:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

CRYP Offers Internships in Four Tracks This Summer

CRYP Offers Internships in Four Tracks This Summer

CRYP is offering teen internships in Native Wellness, Native Food Sovereignty (formerly Sustainable Agriculture), Indigenous Foods & Cooking, and Social Enterprise this summer. Twenty-one Lakota teens are already participating, with 13 more starting on June 11. Altogether, CRYP will host three cohorts in Native Wellness, three cohorts in Native Food Sovereignty, five cohorts in Indigenous… Continue Reading

May Hall of Fame: Oliver Miner

May Hall of Fame: Oliver Miner

This spring, five Lakota teens have been participating in “Growing Into Wowachinyepi (One Who the People Can Depend On),” a special program we designed in conjunction with the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute based on its “Champions for Change.” The program is designed to honor Cheyenne River’s youth leaders in a… Continue Reading

Summer Midnight Basketball Kicks Off with Special Event, Concerts on May 25

Summer Midnight Basketball Kicks Off with Special Event, Concerts on May 25

On Friday, May 25, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will officially kick off its summer 2018 Midnight Basketball season—and bring its spring Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Performing Arts Series to a close—with an eagerly anticipated celebration at its Eagle Butte campus. This special event also will include an honoring for 2018 high school graduates, and… Continue Reading

Our “Growing Into Wowachinyepi” Champions Traveled to Washington, D.C., this Month

Our “Growing Into Wowachinyepi” Champions Traveled to Washington, D.C., this Month

Earlier this month, the five Lakota teens who are participating in the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s “Growing Into Wowachinyepi” program had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. During the three-day trip on Apr. 8-11, the young people learned to articulate and pitch their individual platforms and learn more about becoming leaders and culture-bearers for… Continue Reading

CRYP Launches Waniyetu Wowapi Performing Art Series

CRYP Launches Waniyetu Wowapi Performing Art Series

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it officially launched its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Performing Art Series on Saturday, Apr. 7 and will host regularly scheduled events through the end of May. The family-friendly series, made possible with funding from NEA Art Works, will incorporate popular films, live performances, a youth wacipi and… Continue Reading

“Growing Into Wowachinyepi” Teens to be Honored on Thursday, Apr. 5

“Growing Into Wowachinyepi” Teens to be Honored on Thursday, Apr. 5

The five Lakota teens who are participating in the innovative “Growing into Wowachinyepi” program at CRYP have earned their naming ceremonies, certificates of achievement and a wopila (thank you) dinner. They will receive all this at a special honoring event on Thursday, Apr. 5 at the nonprofit youth organization’s Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen… Continue Reading

Post Prom: Please Consider Donating to 2019 Passion for Fashion!

Post Prom: Please Consider Donating to 2019 Passion for Fashion!

If you or any of your family members or friends recently attended a high school prom, please consider donating gently used dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories to CRYP for our 2019 Passion for Fashion program. We welcome any of the following: -New/Gently Used Formal Dresses (Sizes 4-26, especially sizes 16-26) -Dress Accessories (Examples: Purses,… Continue Reading

60 Teens Empower Their “Inner Lakota Wonder Woman” at 2018 Passion for Fashion

60 Teens Empower Their “Inner Lakota Wonder Woman” at 2018 Passion for Fashion

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that 60 young Lakota women attended its annual Passion for Fashion event on Saturday, Mar. 10. CRYP staff anticipate that another 40 to 50 teens will participate in the program prior to the 2018 prom at area high schools, bringing the total number of youth served to approximately… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Keynote Speaker for Passion for Fashion, Seeks Donations for Mar. 10 Event

CRYP Announces Keynote Speaker for Passion for Fashion, Seeks Donations for Mar. 10 Event

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced its keynote speaker for the 2018 Passion for Fashion event, scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 10. Fashion designer and public speaker Gina Still Smoking, an enrolled member of the Kul Wicasa Oyate (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe), will be CRYPs honored guest for this special day dedicated to “Empowering Your… Continue Reading

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