Cheyenne River Youth Project

Category Archives: The Main Youth Center

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

Information Session for New Lakota Immersion School This Saturday, Dec. 1

Information Session for New Lakota Immersion School This Saturday, Dec. 1

Lakȟótiyapi Okáȟtaŋ Wičhóičhaǧe Inc. (LOWI), the new Eagle Butte-based Lakota immersion school set to open in January, invites the community to an open house and information session on Saturday, Dec. 1. Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will take place at the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s “The Main” youth center, located at… Continue Reading

Eight Students Graduate from Main University This Fall

Eight Students Graduate from Main University This Fall

One of CRYP’s most beloved programs returned this fall, when the nonprofit youth organization held a six-week edition of its award-winning Main University. Recipient of a “Champion for Children” award from the South Dakota Coalition for Children, Main University is designed for 4- to 12-year-olds who attend The Main youth center; it was founded by… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Offer “Wellness Wednesdays” in November

CRYP Will Offer “Wellness Wednesdays” in November

While the Cheyenne River Youth Project has been offering Native Wellness Internships for teens since 2014 and a variety of wellness-related children’s programs since its founding 30 years ago, the nonprofit organization is launching an exciting new wellness initiative in November. “Wellness Wednesdays” will incorporate new wellness programming for both teens at Cokata Wiconi (Center… Continue Reading

September Hall of Fame: Mya Cloud Eagle

September Hall of Fame: Mya Cloud Eagle

We love getting to know our youngest CRYPers at what we’ve come to call, affectionately, “the little Main.” These 4- to 12-year-olds are enthusiastic about everything they do here, and we get a kick out of watching them discover their passions and interests as they have fun, socialize with friends, and enjoy quality time with… Continue Reading

Volunteers Unite to Build New KaBoom Playground at CRYP

Volunteers Unite to Build New KaBoom Playground at CRYP

On Saturday, July 28, a dedicated group of volunteers transformed an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground at Cheyenne River Youth Project. In just six hours, 38 volunteers did the work of 100-plus—and CRYP’s children now have the KaBoom play space they’ve wanted since 2015.   “Hats off to KaBoom, the Playworld staff, Wells… Continue Reading

CRYP to Host Free Vision Clinics & Tea Parties on July 30-31

CRYP to Host Free Vision Clinics & Tea Parties on July 30-31

CRYP will be hosting free vision clinics and children’s tea parties on Monday, July 30 and Tuesday, July 31 at the CRYP campus in Eagle Butte. New Providence, Pennsylvania-based We’re All God’s Children will be conducting both activities. Four of CRYP’s teen interns will be assisting the vision team during the clinics, which are scheduled… Continue Reading

April Hall of Fame: Christina Collins Siquieros

April Hall of Fame: Christina Collins Siquieros

In a small town, it’s fun for everyone when someone new arrives—for us as a staff, and for all the kids. This spring, we all welcomed 7-year-old Christina Collins Siquieros to The Main, and already she is thriving. Christina actually lived on the Cheyenne River reservation when she was small, but her family has been… Continue Reading

This May: CRYP & DQ Will Host “Sweet Tooth for Youth” Fundraiser, Live Mural Painting

This May: CRYP & DQ Will Host “Sweet Tooth for Youth” Fundraiser, Live Mural Painting

For the ninth consecutive year, the Cheyenne River Youth Project and the local Dairy Queen in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, are joining forces to host a very special fundraising event that will benefit community’s youngest members. From Sunday, May 13 to Saturday, May 20, $1 from the purchase of each Blizzard, shake or malt will… Continue Reading

CRYP to Host “Design Day” for Kaboom Playground on Apr. 25

CRYP to Host “Design Day” for Kaboom Playground on Apr. 25

The Cheyenne River Youth Project is moving forward with plans for its new playground at The Main youth center, which serves 4- to 12-year-olds on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. On Wednesday, Apr. 25, it will welcome Kaboom representatives for a special Design Day at its campus in Eagle Butte, and staff members are… Continue Reading

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