Cheyenne River Youth Project

Keya Cafe

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Because it is a social enterprise, the Keya Cafe is different than any other dining venue on the Cheyenne River reservation. When customers order meals, baked goods, coffee drinks and smoothies at the cafe, they’re directly supporting CRYP’s culturally appropriate, innovative, enduring programming that has effectively served Cheyenne River’s youth and their families for two generations. At its heart, it’s a dining experience that allows customers to play an active role in lifting up the Cheyenne River community.

Indeed, our goal is to develop sustainable revenue streams to support CRYP into the future. Our social enterprises are so much more than that, however. They ensure that Cokata Wiconi is the vibrant community gathering place we envisioned when we opened its doors in 2006. And, they’re dynamic working classrooms, thanks to our teen internship program.

In the Keya Cafe, our young people learn critical job and life skills, receive essential training and certifications, and gain valuable work experience that will serve them well as they enter the job market. They learn how to work as baristas, cooks and wait staff; operate and maintain a commercial kitchen; manage the cash register and e-commerce; conduct inventory; and create effective product displays.

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Keya Cafe

Because it is a social enterprise, the Keya Cafe is different than any other dining venue on the Cheyenne River reservation. When customers order meals, baked goods, coffee drinks and smoothies at the cafe, they’re directly supporting CRYP’s culturally appropriate, innovative, enduring programming that has effectively served Cheyenne River’s youth and their families for two generations. At its heart, it’s a dining experience that allows customers to play an active role in lifting up the Cheyenne River community. Learn more about the Keya Cafe.

Keya Gift Shop

As with the Keya Cafe, all purchases made in our Keya Gift Shop benefit our youth programming and Family Services. It’s also a critical component of our Social Enterprises Internship, a vibrant business in which our teens can learn the job and life skills they’ll need to work in the business world outside our walls. Learn more about the Keya Gift Shop.

Leading Lady Farmers Market

Our Leading Lady Farmers Market was formally established in July 2013. After nearly 10 years of hosting a small weekly farmers market to sell fresh produce and canned goods from the Winyan Toka Win Garden, CRYP sought to expand the market with a dedicated vision to developing sustainable, sovereign food systems and community-based entrepreneurship. We were able to achieve that in 2014, and in the years since, the market has continued to grow. Learn more about the Leading Lady Farmer’s Market.

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702 4th Street

P.O. Box 410

Eagle Butte, SD 57625

Phone: 1-605-964-8200

Fax: 1-605-964-8201

lakotayouth@gmail.com

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