Cheyenne River Youth Project

Category Archives: Sustainable Agriculture

January Hall of Fame: Xander Red Horse

January Hall of Fame: Xander Red Horse

In the four-plus years since we launched our teen internship program, we’ve seen three types of participants: teens who complete one or two internships in different tracks, teens who complete all four tracks, and teens who fall in love with one particular internship and keep returning to it. Xander Red Horse falls into that last… Continue Reading

Community Invited to Attend Harvest Festival Celebration & Film Premiere

Community Invited to Attend Harvest Festival Celebration & Film Premiere

The Cheyenne River Youth Project will be hosting its 5th annual Harvest Festival Celebration for the Cheyenne River Lakota reservation community at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The event is open free to the public and will include a couple of very special additions this year. The evening’s festivities will begin with a dinner… Continue Reading

Help CRYP Win a Wellmark Foundation Community Kickstarter Grant!

This month, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is competing to win a $10,000 Wellmark Foundation Community Kickstarter grant. From now through October 7, members of the public can vote for CRYP’s grant project once per day at www.facebook.com/WellmarkBCBS. To date, the Wellmark Foundation has received approximately 120 qualified applications. Although public voting is just one… Continue Reading

July Hall of Fame: Lisa Littleton

July Hall of Fame: Lisa Littleton

When the Cheyenne River Youth Project first launched its innovative teen internship programs in 2014, its primary goal was to give Cheyenne River’s young people new opportunities to learn job and life skills that would serve them well into adulthood. That goal is now being realized, as some of their more experienced interns are entering… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts Garden Blessing, Launches 2016 Growing Season in Winyan Toka Win Garden

On Friday, May 6, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® formally blessed the 2-acre, naturally grown Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) garden for the 2016 growing season. Richard Charging Eagle conducted the garden blessing, and 12 young people joined staff members in planting corn for the season. Next on deck: planting potatoes; getting the starter squash… Continue Reading

Winyan Toka Win Garden Continues to Grow

This month, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® is closing out another successful growing season in its 2-acre, naturally grown Winyan Toka Win (“Leading Lady”) garden. Despite a few challenges, the garden is continuing to thrive and expand, thanks to a South Dakota Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant, a Native Agriculture and Food Systems… Continue Reading

3rd Annual Harvest Festival Dinner is This Friday!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® will host its 3rd annual Harvest Festival dinner this Friday, September 25, at the Cokata Wiconi teen center in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. A community-wide celebration of a bountiful season in the 2-acre Winyan Toka Win garden, the Harvest Festival meal is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. and is… Continue Reading

“Family Week” Programming Scheduled for Sept. 21-25

“When you give a little of yourself to a child, you give a little of yourself to their future,” More4Kids CEO Kevin Heath once noted. He also has advocated the importance of being a role model, advising, “If you want your kids to dream more, then dream more; to learn more, then learn more; to… Continue Reading

CRYP Receives $25K Grant from First Nations Development Institute

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has received a $25,000 Native Agriculture & Food Systems Grant from the Longmont, Colorado-based First Nations Development Institute. These funds will allow the nearly 27-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization to continue developing its Winyan Toka Win (“Leading Lady”) micro farm operation. CRYP is one of nine tribes and Native American organizations… 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

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