Cheyenne River Youth Project

Category Archives: Covid-19

CRYP Offers Face-Mask Sewing Classes at Cokata Wiconi

CRYP Offers Face-Mask Sewing Classes at Cokata Wiconi

This week, the Cheyenne River Youth Project welcomed local youth to its new learning space in the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) gymnasium for three days of sewing classes. From Tuesday, May 26 to Thursday, May 28, youth learned to sew protective face masks under the direction of native artist Michelle Reed.   Due to… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Postponement of RedCan 2020

CRYP Announces Postponement of RedCan 2020

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced this week that it is officially postponing RedCan 2020, the sixth annual invitational graffiti jam on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. At press time, the nonprofit youth organization is considering new dates in August. The eagerly anticipated RedCan event typically is held in late June. With Covid-19’s confirmed… Continue Reading

CRYP Offers New Learning Space & Resources in Response to Covid-19

CRYP Offers New Learning Space & Resources in Response to Covid-19

With the recent arrival of Covid-19 on South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has continued to adapt its programming and facilities to meet the challenges of the ongoing public health crisis. Not only is the nonprofit youth organization pursuing remote learning opportunities for its teens, it also has transformed… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest for Youth

CRYP Hosts “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest for Youth

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it is hosting an art contest for Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation youth ages 4-17. The theme of the contest is “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19,” and the deadline for dropping off finished artwork at CRYP is 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29. The nonprofit youth organization will select… Continue Reading

Daily Sack Meal Program Hits the Road & Spring Garden Prep Moves Forward

Daily Sack Meal Program Hits the Road & Spring Garden Prep Moves Forward

On Apr. 29, Chairman Harold Frazier announced that the South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation had identified its first positive case of the novel coronavirus disease, also known as Covid-19. As the tribe enacted a curfew and made stay-at-home orders mandatory, the Cheyenne River Youth Project shifted gears once again, and activity continues at its… Continue Reading

Just in Time for Mother’s Day: Keya Cafe Gift Cards, New Way to Support Food Security During Covid-19

Just in Time for Mother’s Day: Keya Cafe Gift Cards, New Way to Support Food Security During Covid-19

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it is selling gift cards for the Keya Cafe & Coffee Shop, the nonprofit organization’s farm-to-table, on-site social enterprise. Not only will the gift cards allow Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation community members to arrange — and gift — special meals for the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday, they… Continue Reading

Limited Programs & Services Continue at CRYP During Covid-19

Limited Programs & Services Continue at CRYP During Covid-19

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has seen a lot of ups and downs in its nearly 32-year history, including the Great Recession. Now it’s facing what might be its biggest challenge yet: the global Covid-19 pandemic. Yet this grassroots nonprofit youth organization is meeting that challenge head-on. Not only is CRYP continuing to offer modified… Continue Reading

CRYP Continues to Serve Local Youth Through Daily Sack Meal Program

CRYP Continues to Serve Local Youth Through Daily Sack Meal Program

Although the Cheyenne River Youth Project had to close its facilities last month to help combat the spread of Covid-19, the nonprofit youth organization didn’t stop seeking new, creative ways to continue serving its community. In fact, the staff immediately devised a new program to maintain its connection with Cheyenne River’s children.   For the… Continue Reading

CRYP Postpones Passion for Fashion, Closes Facilities, Shifts Cafe to Takeout Only

CRYP Postpones Passion for Fashion, Closes Facilities, Shifts Cafe to Takeout Only

Due to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it is postponing its annual Passion for Fashion event, originally scheduled for this Saturday, Mar. 21. In addition, the nonprofit youth organization is closing its youth centers and Family Services program through at least next weekend, and… Continue Reading

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