Monthly Archives: January 2012

Timberline Media Makes Cheyenne River Images Available for Purchase in Advance of Book Publication

50% of Profits from Print Sales Will be Donated to the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota

Timberline Media LLC, the Colorado-based creative group behind a new fine-art book project to document the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation’s "beauty in unexpected places," has made a selection of its photographs available for purchase through the online marketplace Fine Art America. Fifty percent of all profits from print sales will benefit the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.

According to Richard Steinberger, Timberline Media’s director of photography, the team decided to take this step due to the amount of interest the coffeetable book project has generated, both in South Dakota and on a national level.

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CRYP Prepares for Annual “Passion for Fashion” Event on Saturday, March 10

CRYP Needs Dresses and Acessories to Help Make the 2012 Prom a Night to Remember!

For American teenagers, there is perhaps no greater rite of passage than the prom. With its corsages and boutonnieres, elegant gowns and dashing tuxedos, the prom marks a teen’s formal entrance into adulthood. And for one magical night, that adult world shines with such hope and promise.

At least, it should.

But on the 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River reservation on South Dakota’s remote high prairie, too many teens don’t have the financial resources to purchase formal wear, jewelry, makeup and other accessories. For them, the prom would lie out of reach — if it weren’t for the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte.

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Teens Distribute “Random Acts of Kindness” and Plan Combo Birthday Party/Family Day for January 26

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (January 23, 2012) — The new year is off to a busy start for the teenagers who participate in the Cheyenne River Youth Project®’s “Youth Leaders in Service” (YLS) program. On January 3, the teens were already planning their first 2012 project, Random Acts of Kindness; and the very next day, they distributed that kindness around the community.

“At our planning meeting, we discussed what it means to provide someone with a random act of kindness, a small idea that can have a large impact,” said Camille LaPlante, CRYP’s youth programs assistant and YLS coordinator. “The teens came up with their own interpretations of what that kindness would look like — spring cleaning, which would include mowing grass, garden prep and cleaning up yards; finding homes for stray dogs and providing grooming services; and picking up trash around the reservation.”

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Diverse Selection of Winter Youth Programs at CRYP’s Two Eagle Butte Centers

Staff and Volunteers Combine Forces to Offer Slate of Regular Programs and Special Events

With the 2011 Christmas Toy Drive finally complete, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, reopened the doors earlier this month to its Cokata Wiconi Teen Center and The Main Youth Center. Not only are the two youth centers once again offering regular open hours after school and on Saturdays for meals, snacks, general recreation and socializing, CRYP staff and volunteers have arranged an impressive full slate of winter programs.

As always, basketball is high on the teens’ list of favorite programs, so the youth project launched a “Saturday Night Shoot-Out” on January 14 at Cokata Wiconi. It will take place every Saturday at 7-11 p.m.

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CRYP Thanks Supporters for Another Successful Christmas Toy Drive

In 2011, CRYP Brought Holiday Cheer to Nearly 1,200 Children in 21 Communities across the Cheyenne River Reservation

Just imagine: in December, a busy group of gift-wrapping elves went through 150 rolls of tape and 1.5 miles of gift wrap. They sorted 40 pounds of candy. In a massive Santa’s Workshop, overflowing with toys, games, books, movies, CDs, winter clothing and other goodies, they completed Christmas “shopping” for a child every 3.5 minutes of operations. And, in the end, they provided a joyous holiday for nearly 1,200 children.

The North Pole in a charming Christmas story? Not quite, but close.

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