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“Growing Into Wowachinyepi” Applications Will Be Accepted Through Jan. 10, 2018

“Growing Into Wowachinyepi” Applications Will Be Accepted Through Jan. 10, 2018

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that it is accepting applications for its innovative “Growing into Wowachinyepi” program until Jan. 10, 2018 (read more to learn how to apply!). This initiative is designed to honor the Cheyenne River community’s youth leaders in a culturally relevant and respectful way, while also giving participants opportunities to… Continue Reading

September Hall of Fame: Daniel & Emmanuel Semon

September Hall of Fame: Daniel & Emmanuel Semon

When CRYP launched the innovative teen internship program three years ago, we hoped that the different opportunities in sustainable agriculture, social enterprise, wellness and art would allow our young people to explore their interests and passions, develop the job and life skills that would serve them well in the years to come, and envision a… Continue Reading

CRYP Takes 7 Teens to Washington D.C. This Summer

CRYP Takes 7 Teens to Washington D.C. This Summer

Thanks to its participation in “The Hero Effect” on the Oprah Winfrey Network and with the support of the United Way, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® was able to take seven teenagers on a life-changing, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. this summer. Bryanna Ducheneaux-Clown, Tyra Lends His Horse, Hailee Eagleman, Blake Big Eagle, Wyatt Hill,… Continue Reading

Applications Available 8/11-9/8 for New Youth Leadership Program!

Applications Available 8/11-9/8 for New Youth Leadership Program!

From this Friday, Aug. 11 until Friday, Sept. 8, applications will be available for the new “Growing into Wowachinyepi” program for youth leaders on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Lakota reservation. The Cheyenne River Youth Project® recently joined forces with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute to create this exciting… Continue Reading

CRYP Welcomes April Cohort of Teen Wellness Interns

On Wednesday, April 6, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® welcomed its spring cohort of teen wellness interns, who will spend the month focusing on how to nurture healthy minds and bodies. These teen internships are a critical component of CRYP’s ongoing holistic wellness initiatives, which incorporate physical fitness, nutrition, diabetes prevention, healthy lifestyle choices and,… Continue Reading

CRYP Art Interns Prepare for Graffiti Workshop on March 27-28

CRYP’s inaugural art internship program is in full swing. Later this month, acclaimed Minneapolis-based artist and art instructor Peyton Scott Russell will travel to the CRYP campus to teach the first of three graffiti art workshops; 10 art interns will be participating in the workshop, which is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 27-28 at… Continue Reading

10 Cheyenne River Teens Embark on New Art Internship Program

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has officially launched the inaugural art internship program at the Cokata Wiconi (“Center of Life”) teen center in Eagle Butte. This comprehensive, innovative program will provide 10 Cheyenne River teens with the opportunity to build their skills in a variety of artistic disciplines, including traditional art, graffiti art, and street… 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

Keya Cafe Will Begin Serving Lunch in May

For the last two months, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has welcomed the public to its Keya Cafe in the Cokata Wiconi teen center for hot breakfast, homemade baked goods and specialty coffees. Now, the 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization is preparing to take the cafe, whose name means “turtle” in the Lakota language, to the… Continue Reading

Five Teens Spend Memorable Day Hiking Bear Butte

Excursion Served as Reward for Teens’ Participation in Community Service Project, Assistance in Planting Three Sister Garden & Commitment to Youth Leadership On Saturday, June 22, staff members from the Cheyenne River Youth Project® took five teenage boys on a special trip to South Dakota’s Bear Butte State Park as a reward for participating in… Continue Reading

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