Cheyenne River Youth Project

Category Archives: Cokata Wiconi Teen Center

Lori High Elk Leads Young Women’s Talking Circle at CRYP Every Tuesday

Lori High Elk Leads Young Women’s Talking Circle at CRYP Every Tuesday

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that Lori High Elk is leading a “Wachinkichiya Circle” — a young women’s talking circle — every week at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in Eagle Butte. Scheduled for 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays, the talking circle is open free to young women ages 13-18.   The talking circle… Continue Reading

CRYP Launches New Wellness Programming at Cokata Wiconi

CRYP Launches New Wellness Programming at Cokata Wiconi

Due to the ongoing popularity of its Wellness Wednesdays among local youth, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has added a new installment to that program as well as an all-new initiative on Thursdays. Wellness Wednesdays: Weightlifting will start on Feb. 6 in the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) fitness center, and Alternative Sport Thursdays: Dodgeball… Continue Reading

Passion for Fashion 2019: How to Help

Passion for Fashion 2019: How to Help

2019 Passion for Fashion: HOW YOU CAN HELP! If you would like to support the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 2019 Dress Drive for Passion for Fashion, please considering contributing any of the following: -New/Gently Used Formal Dresses (Sizes 4-26, especially sizes 16-26) -Dress Accessories (Examples: Purses, Wraps, Scarves) -Formal Shoes (especially sizes 9-12) -Jewelry  -Hair… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Theme, Launches Dress Drive for 2019 Passion for Fashion

CRYP Announces Theme, Launches Dress Drive for 2019 Passion for Fashion

CRYPhas been serving children and families on South Dakota’s remote 2.8-million-acre reservation since 1988. In the last three decades, one powerful truth has emerged: To foster healing and long-term wellness, programs must help young people strengthen the connection they have with their Lakota culture. To that end, CRYP has unveiled an exciting theme for its… Continue Reading

January Hall of Fame: Maliyah Lee

January Hall of Fame: Maliyah Lee

This month, the Cheyenne River Youth Project would like to shine the spotlight on one of our newest teen participants at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). Eagle Butte resident Maliyah Lee, 14, first started coming to our campus this past December, and she’s already completed her first internship.  Maliyah says she immediately liked CRYP because… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces 2019 Hours, January Youth Programs

CRYP Announces 2019 Hours, January Youth Programs

With the annual Christmas Toy Drive successfully concluded for yet another holiday season, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has reopened its doors for Cheyenne River youth. Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) is now open to teens from 5 to 8 p.m. daily, while 4- to 12-year-olds are welcome at The Main from 3:30 to 6:30… Continue Reading

600+ Teens Graduate from CRYP’s Teen Internship Program

600+ Teens Graduate from CRYP’s Teen Internship Program

When the Cheyenne River Youth Project launched its teen internships at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in 2013, 10 teenagers graduated from the program. Just five years later, that number has reached the impressive 600 mark. Six art interns and two indigenous cooking interns are preparing to graduate prior to the Christmas holiday. Three teens… Continue Reading

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

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