Monthly Archives: March 2012

Oberlin College and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine to Host College Night Wednesday, March 28

CRYP’s 2012 College Night Program Will Continue Through Mid-May

Spring is officially here, and the Alternative Spring Break season is in full swing at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte. Starting in late February, volunteer groups from universities and colleges around the country started traveling to the 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River reservation to spend their spring breaks at the 23-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization.

These young men and women are working with Cheyenne River’s teens and children, they are holding fundraisers, they’re helping with facilities maintenance at the Cokata Wiconi Teen Center and The Main Youth Center, and they’re preparing the 2-acre, naturally grown Winyan Toka Win Garden for planting. But that’s not all — each student group also is hosting a “College Night” for the community.

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More than 70 Teens Attend this Year’s Passion for Fashion

Event Allowed Revelers to Travel the World in Cokata Wiconi ~ and in their Dreams

The fashion capitals of the world took shape within the walls of the Cheyenne River Youth Project®’s Cokata Wiconi Teen Center on Saturday, March 10. That day, 74 teenage girls — and many of their mothers, grandmas, aunties, sisters and cousins —attended CRYP’s eagerly anticipated 2012 “Passion for Fashion.”

Passion for Fashion is one of CRYP’s longest-running and most popular teen programs. The annual one-day event, created in 2001, provides support for teens who need all the prom essentials. It also promotes intergenerational exchange, bonding and positive self-esteem and body image, and it helps combat bullying and school violence by giving girls from all social circles a chance to spend quality time together.

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2012 Fundraiser Games Is Coming Up Next Saturday, March 24

Support This Year’s Games with Concession Donations, Admissions, Raffle Tickets & an Exciting Three-Point Contest!

It’s almost time for the 2012 Fundraiser Games! Next Saturday, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will once again host a special community basketball tournament in the Cokata Wiconi Teen Center gymnasium to raise much-needed funds for youth programming, services and operations. The Games are scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. and will feature teams comprising a variety of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s First Responders.

According to Tammy Granados, CRYP’s wellness coordinator and the event organizer, the not-for-profit youth project is seeking support from many sources this year. To start, CRYP needs items for the concession stand.

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Free Drug Awareness and Recognition Training Session for Staff and Community Members on Wednesday, March 21

On Wednesday, March 21, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will host “Drug Recognition & Awareness,” the second in its free series of special 2012 training sessions to address the critical topics of school violence, bullying, drug recognition and gang prevention. The training session, which was made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention, will be held at the Cokata Wiconi Teen Center on East Lincoln Street.

All staff will attend the session, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 21. In addition, the not-for-profit youth project also is inviting Cheyenne River community members to participate in the training.

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Area Teens Invited to Attend Writing Workshop at 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 17

Teens’ writing will appear in upcoming Cheyenne River fine-art photography book; all participants will receive gift cards and enjoy a pizza-and-movie party!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® is inviting teens from all communities on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation to attend a special writing workshop at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at its Cokata Wiconi Teen Center. The workshop is the first in a series scheduled for this year, and all sessions are open free to participants ages 13-19.

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CRYP Will Host Fundraiser Games on Saturday, March 24

Tourney to Highlight CRYP’s “Power of Four” and “Youth Leaders in Service” Programs

Due to popular demand, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, has once again scheduled a special basketball tournament at its Cokata Wiconi Teen Center to raise funds for the youth project’s programming, services and operations. The Fundraiser Games is slated for 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 and will feature teams comprising a variety of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s First Responders.

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