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2015 College Night Series Begins Tuesday, March 3 with the University of South Dakota

On Tuesday, March 3, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® officially kicks off its annual springtime College Night Series, which allows visiting “Alternative Spring Break” volunteer groups from schools around the country to help educate local teens about applying for and attending college. Now in its ninth year, the College Night Series will gear up next… Continue Reading

2014 Christmas Toy Drive Serves 1,350 Children in 20 Communities

In partnership with a broad range of individuals, schools, businesses and nonprofit organizations, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® was once again able to bring Santa Claus to South Dakota’s 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation during the 2014 holiday season. (Check out our video here!) Thanks to the overwhelming support of these invaluable partners, not to… Continue Reading

300 “Dear Santa” Letters Remain to be Adopted!

Christmas is a little more than two weeks away, which means CRYP staff and volunteers are in the home stretch for the 2014 Christmas Toy Drive. It’s not too late to help: The 26-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization is reporting that approximately 300 “Dear Santa” letters remain to be adopted so it can meet its goal… Continue Reading

400+ Christmas Toy Drive Letters Still Need Good Homes!

It’s the last week of November, and that means the staff and volunteers at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® have just four weeks to fulfill the Christmas wishes of 1,500 children on South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. More than 1,000 letters have already been adopted by generous supporters, yet more remains to… Continue Reading

Coming Up: Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 16, Youth Holiday Parties on Dec. 4-5

November is here, and that means the staff and volunteers at Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, are deep into holiday preparations. Not only are they undertaking the gargantuan task of ensuring that Santa Claus comes to 1,500 children across the 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River reservation, they are planning the youth project’s 4th… Continue Reading

Volunteer with CRYP in 2015!

As the year winds down, staff members at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® have two major endeavors on their minds. One is the annual Christmas Toy Drive, a mammoth undertaking that brings holiday cheer to more than 1,200 children across the 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota’s remote West River country. The other… Continue Reading

The 2014 Christmas Toy Drive is Under Way, with Goal of Serving 1,500 Children This Year

It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the holidays, turning Christmas into a high-stress occasion. Yet this day should be so much more; as an anonymous sage once noted, “Rejoice in the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the miracle of Christmas which is Hope, and the heart of Christmas which is… Continue Reading

Junior Volunteers Attend 2014 UNITY Conference in Portland, Oregon

Earlier this summer, five Cheyenne River Sioux teens had the opportunity to join more than 1,400 native youth ages 14 to 24 from around the United States at the 38th annual National UNITY Conference. This year’s conference, held June 28 to July 2 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, focused on “Healing and Empowering… Continue Reading




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