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Category Archives: Social Enterprises

Keya Cafe Goes Plastics-Free, Remains Committed to Eco-Friendly Operations

Keya Cafe Goes Plastics-Free, Remains Committed to Eco-Friendly Operations

The Keya (Turtle) Cafe and Coffeehouse has been a mainstay of the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s social enterprise initiatives since it opened in 2013. In recent years, it also has led the charge as the nonprofit youth organization seeks to become more environmentally friendly.  In today’s Keya Cafe, customers will find biodegradable to-go bags and… 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

Keya Cafe Goes Eco-Friendly, Offers Important Educational Opportunities

Keya Cafe Goes Eco-Friendly, Offers Important Educational Opportunities

The Keya (Turtle) Cafe and Coffeehouse has been a mainstay of the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s social enterprise initiatives since it opened in 2011. In recent years, it also has led the charge as the nonprofit youth organization seeks to become more environmentally friendly.  In today’s Keya Cafe, customers will find biodegradable to-go boxes in… Continue Reading

Keya Cafe: Now You Can Shop Online!

Keya Cafe: Now You Can Shop Online!

This week, CRYP officially launched its online store. The e-store carries select items from CRYP’s Keya (Turtle) Gift Shop, and proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization’s youth programming and family services on South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Lakota reservation. The Keya Gift Shop is an important social enterprise for CRYP, along with the Keya Cafe &… Continue Reading

CRYP Receives Grant for Keya Cafe Food Truck

CRYP Receives Grant for Keya Cafe Food Truck

We’re honored to announce that the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) has presented a $10,000 South Dakota Fund grant to Cheyenne River Youth Project. “Our relationship with the South Dakota Community Foundation goes back many years, and it’s always been one of mutual respect and friendship,” said Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director. “They’ve supported us… Continue Reading

Keya Cafe to Temporarily Close Jan. 27, Reopen Seasonally in May with Exciting Updates

Keya Cafe to Temporarily Close Jan. 27, Reopen Seasonally in May with Exciting Updates

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that it will temporarily close its Keya (Turtle) Cafe at the end of this month, with the last day of regular service scheduled for Friday, Jan. 27. The nonprofit youth organization will devote the next few months to upgrading the cafe; it will host a grand reopening celebration… Continue Reading

July Hall of Fame: Khalid Garreau

July Hall of Fame: Khalid Garreau

When CRYP opened the doors to its Cokata Wiconi (“Center of Life”) teen center in August 2006, its mission went beyond simply providing a safe place for teens to socialize, enjoy meals and snacks, do homework, watch movies and play sports. The center also was designed to provide a venue for learning valuable job and… Continue Reading

Now Available: $15,000 in Scholarships for Building Rentals

In rural north-central South Dakota, groups have few choices when it comes to finding the right venue for meetings, special events, workshops, seminars, and sports camps. That’s why the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has chosen to make its Eagle Butte campus facilities available for rent. What’s more, scholarships are available to cover the cost of… Continue Reading

CYRP Hosts 130 Guests, Honors Eight Interns at Community Harvest Festival Dinner

On Wednesday, September 24, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® hosted 130 guests at its 2nd annual Community Harvest Festival Dinner. Held in the Cokata Wiconi teen center, this community-wide celebration of the 2-acre Winyan Toka Win garden and 2014 growing season included a bountiful, free community meal and a special ceremony to honor eight former… Continue Reading

Fall Harvest Kicks Into High Gear with “Veggie of the Week” and Community Harvest Festival Dinner

Fall has arrived on the Cheyenne River reservation in north-central South Dakota, which means CRYP staff and volunteers have been hard at work… harvesting, harvesting, harvesting. And that has kicked the “Veggie of the Week” program into high gear, according to Ryan Devlin, CRYP’s sustainable agriculture manager. “For the last two weeks, the focus of… Continue Reading

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