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CRYP Releases Wo Otúh’an Wi Documentary, Shares 2019 Community Impact

CRYP Releases Wo Otúh’an Wi Documentary, Shares 2019 Community Impact

This week, the Cheyenne River Youth Project released its first-ever documentary film showcasing the annual Wo Otúh’an Wi (Moon of Giving Away Presents) Toy Drive, which served nearly 1,500 children on South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in December 2019. The nonprofit youth organization also has released powerful community-impact figures for the entire year.… Continue Reading

CRYP Welcomes 50+ Teens to Cokata Wiconi to Ring in 2020

CRYP Welcomes 50+ Teens to Cokata Wiconi to Ring in 2020

The Cheyenne River Youth Project threw its doors open to Eagle Butte youth on New Year’s Eve. More than 50 teens converged on the grassroots, nonprofit youth project’s campus for a night of games, great food and refreshments, and even a scoreboard countdown to 2020. Partygoers organized basketball pickup games, practiced their shooting skills, played… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Special Holiday Happenings in December

CRYP Announces Special Holiday Happenings in December

With less than six weeks to go before Santa Claus arrives on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced several important happenings on this year’s holiday calendar. These include holiday parties at the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center and “The Main” youth center, a public Christmas Toy… Continue Reading

CRYP Makes Sure Youth & Teens Stay Busy During Fall Months

CRYP Makes Sure Youth & Teens Stay Busy During Fall Months

As the days get shorter and colder, the staff and volunteers at the Cheyenne River Youth Project are working hard to make sure local children and teens have plenty to keep them busy during the week. The nonprofit youth organization has scheduled special after-school activities at both The Main youth center and Cokata Wiconi (Center… Continue Reading

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

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