Cheyenne River Youth Project
Our “Growing Into Wowachinyepi” Champions Traveled to Washington, D.C., this Month

Our “Growing Into Wowachinyepi” Champions Traveled to Washington, D.C., this Month

Earlier this month, the five Lakota teens who are participating in the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s “Growing Into Wowachinyepi” program had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. During the three-day trip on Apr. 8-11, the young people learned to articulate and pitch their individual platforms and learn more about becoming leaders and culture-bearers for… 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

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

Americans for the Arts to Recognize CRYP & Square for Exceptional Partnership

Americans for the Arts to Recognize CRYP & Square for Exceptional Partnership

Americans for the Arts announced today that Square and the Cheyenne River Youth Project will be awarded the David Rockefeller pARTnership Award at the BCA 10 black-tie gala on Oct. 2, 2018, at the Loeb Boathouse in New York City’s Central Park. The award recognizes a company and arts organization for an exceptional project, program… Continue Reading

CRYP Launches Waniyetu Wowapi Performing Art Series

CRYP Launches Waniyetu Wowapi Performing Art Series

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it officially launched its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Performing Art Series on Saturday, Apr. 7 and will host regularly scheduled events through the end of May. The family-friendly series, made possible with funding from NEA Art Works, will incorporate popular films, live performances, a youth wacipi and… Continue Reading

“Growing Into Wowachinyepi” Teens to be Honored on Thursday, Apr. 5

“Growing Into Wowachinyepi” Teens to be Honored on Thursday, Apr. 5

The five Lakota teens who are participating in the innovative “Growing into Wowachinyepi” program at CRYP have earned their naming ceremonies, certificates of achievement and a wopila (thank you) dinner. They will receive all this at a special honoring event on Thursday, Apr. 5 at the nonprofit youth organization’s Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen… Continue Reading

March Hall of Fame: Elsie DuBray

March Hall of Fame: Elsie DuBray

Cheyenne River Sioux tribal member Elsie DuBray, 17, first attended a special event at the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte when she was a third-grader. She thought it was so cool, she has volunteered with CRYP nearly every year since then, for the nonprofit youth organization’s long-running Christmas Toy Drive and Passion for… Continue Reading

Post Prom: Please Consider Donating to 2019 Passion for Fashion!

Post Prom: Please Consider Donating to 2019 Passion for Fashion!

If you or any of your family members or friends recently attended a high school prom, please consider donating gently used dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories to CRYP for our 2019 Passion for Fashion program. We welcome any of the following: -New/Gently Used Formal Dresses (Sizes 4-26, especially sizes 16-26) -Dress Accessories (Examples: Purses,… Continue Reading

60 Teens Empower Their “Inner Lakota Wonder Woman” at 2018 Passion for Fashion

60 Teens Empower Their “Inner Lakota Wonder Woman” at 2018 Passion for Fashion

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that 60 young Lakota women attended its annual Passion for Fashion event on Saturday, Mar. 10. CRYP staff anticipate that another 40 to 50 teens will participate in the program prior to the 2018 prom at area high schools, bringing the total number of youth served to approximately… Continue Reading

Waniyetu Wowapi Arts Programming Now Includes Digital Media Workshops

Waniyetu Wowapi Arts Programming Now Includes Digital Media Workshops

The Cheyenne River Youth Project is offering something new to its teens this year: digital media workshops at its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. In conjunction with Chris “Mo” Hollis and Nikki Caputo of Wingspan Media, the nonprofit youth organization is giving young people the opportunity to learn basic interviewing,… Continue Reading

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