Cheyenne River Youth Project

Category Archives: Cokata Wiconi Teen Center

45 Teens Complete Five Lakota Culture Camps This Fall

45 Teens Complete Five Lakota Culture Camps This Fall

This October and November, the Cheyenne River Youth Project hosted five 15-hour Lakota Culture Camps through its new Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Forty-five 13- to 18-year-olds completed the camps, which were made possible through grants from NEA ArtWorks, ArtPlace America, South Dakota Arts Council and TECA. The camps gave… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Annual Youth & Teen Holiday Parties on Dec. 6-7

CRYP Will Host Annual Youth & Teen Holiday Parties on Dec. 6-7

The onset of December means two things for the Cheyenne River Youth Project. For one, the annual Christmas Toy Drive is moving into the home stretch, with donors and volunteers working long hours to ensure Santa Claus will visit more than 1,500 children across the Cheyenne River reservation. It also means it’s time to plan… Continue Reading

“Thanks for Kids” Celebration Scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19

“Thanks for Kids” Celebration Scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19

The Cheyenne River Youth Project will host its annual “Thanks for Kids” celebration next Monday, Nov. 19 at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). The special event is open free to the community, and this year, the nonprofit youth organization has a few extra treats for its guests. “Each year, we host a holiday-themed feast for… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Offer “Wellness Wednesdays” in November

CRYP Will Offer “Wellness Wednesdays” in November

While the Cheyenne River Youth Project has been offering Native Wellness Internships for teens since 2014 and a variety of wellness-related children’s programs since its founding 30 years ago, the nonprofit organization is launching an exciting new wellness initiative in November. “Wellness Wednesdays” will incorporate new wellness programming for both teens at Cokata Wiconi (Center… Continue Reading

October Hall of Fame: Madisyn DuBray

October Hall of Fame: Madisyn DuBray

Basketball is a big deal on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Lakota youth have a great passion for the sport, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that many of them first find their way into Cheyenne River Youth Project programs via our full-size Morgan Yellowhead Gymnasium at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). One of… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Halloween Basketball & Halloween Carnival This Month

CRYP Will Host Halloween Basketball & Halloween Carnival This Month

CRYP has announced that it will host two free Halloween-themed events this month at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). A special edition of “Halloween Basketball” for teens is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 19, and a Halloween Carnival for the entire community will take place next Friday, Oct. 26. The Halloween Basketball festivities begin at… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Six Lakota Culture Camps in October & November

CRYP Will Host Six Lakota Culture Camps in October & November

This fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host six Lakota Culture Camps at its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center. Scheduled for October and November, the 15-hour camps were made possible by a NEA ArtWorks grant for folk and traditional arts, and the ArtPlace America Creative Placemaking Fund. The six camps are part… Continue Reading

68 Lakota Teens Complete Summer Internships, Bringing Total to 560 in Five Years

68 Lakota Teens Complete Summer Internships, Bringing Total to 560 in Five Years

This summer, 68 Lakota teens completed internships through the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte: 22 in Social Enterprise, 26 in Native Food Sovereignty, 15 in Native Wellness, and five in Indigenous Cooking. It was a busy summer for the innovative internship program, and now teens are converging on CRYP’s Cokata Wiconi (Center of… Continue Reading

August Hall of Fame: Mason Arpan

August Hall of Fame: Mason Arpan

When young children participate in their first programs or activities at the Cheyenne River Youth Project, they’re embarking on a journey that likely will continue through their teen years and into their adult lives. One child might drop into The Main for arts and crafts, another might enjoy playing in the new playground or joining… Continue Reading

CRYP to Host SDCF “Good Grants Guidance” Workshop on Sept. 5

CRYP to Host SDCF “Good Grants Guidance” Workshop on Sept. 5

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will welcome the South Dakota Community Foundation to its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) facility for a “Good Grants Guidance” workshop. The workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a catered lunch to follow in CRYP’s Keya Cafe from 12 to 1 p.m.… Continue Reading

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