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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Passion for Fashion serves more than 50 teens

More than 50 teenage girls converged on the Cokata Wiconi Teen Center last week for CRYP’s annual Passion for Fashion event. The popular program, created in 2001, provides support for teens on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation who may not have the financial means to purchase formal wear, jewelry and makeup for that most important of high-school experiences: the prom.

“Passion for Fashion” kicked off at 5:30 p.m. with a reception that allowed the young women to socialize, enjoy refreshments and listen to a talk about decision-making by Mabel Granados, a public health advisor for Cheyenne River. Granados, who has worked with young women on the reservation for 20 years, engaged the teens with her insightful discussion and series of ice-breaking group activities.

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CRYP volunteer to run next month’s Edinburgh Marathon

Ben Cranham, History Wall curator and former long-term volunteer, is undertaking an unusual benefit effort on behalf of the organization. And this benefit is taking place on the other side of the Atlantic in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Cranham, who is working on the Cokata Wiconi History Wall project from his home in London after volunteering for six months on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, is planning to run the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 25. All funds raised to support his effort in the 26.2-mile event will be donated to the youth project.

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