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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Passion for Fashion ’09 less than a month away

We’re working hard on preparations for one of our longest-running teen programs: Passion for Fashion.

This annual event, created in 2001, provides support for teens who may not have the financial means to purchase prom essentials such as formal wear, jewelry and makeup; it also promotes intergenerational exchange, bonding and positive self-esteem and body image.

This year’s Passion for Fashion will take place at CRYP’s Cokata Wiconi Teen Center from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. All high-school girls on the Cheyenne River reservation will receive personalized invitations; however, Cheyenne River’s junior-high girls are welcome to attend as well.

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Teen Center’s wellness program expands

We’ve come a long way from the days when our only wellness program was Midnight Basketball, held during the summer months.

With the Cokata Wiconi Teen Center and a dedicated wellness intern, CRYP is able to offer several programs for its young participants.

Wiyaka Chasing Hawk, the wellness intern, has coordinated open-run basketball games for boys and girls in the full-size gymnasium. He also offers box lacrosse and badminton, and a “5-on-5 Streetball Tourney” and “Hackey-Sack Competition” are on deck this year.

Even more exciting, Cokata Wiconi now has volleyball for area teenagers.

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