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Monthly Archives: September 2013

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    CRYP Launches 25th Anniversary Celebration with “Harvest Festival” on October 9

CRYP Launches 25th Anniversary Celebration with “Harvest Festival” on October 9

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® is officially kicking off its 25th anniversary celebration with its first-ever Harvest Festival on Wednesday, October 9. The festival starts at 5 p.m. at the Cokata Wiconi teen center, and it’s open free to the public.

The evening’s festivities will include a “Harvest Feast” community feed, games, door prizes and plenty of fun. The feast, in particular, will be a special celebration to honor the end of the summer growing season.

“Our menu will highlight the fresh produce from our Winyan Toka Win garden, including pumpkins, squash, zucchini and corn,” said Tammy Eagle Hunter, CRYP’s executive director. “The meal will be a celebration of the 2013 growing season, of a bountiful harvest, and of 25 years of healthy living here at the Cheyenne River Youth Project.”

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    BOD Vice President Wins Prestigious “Native American 40 Under 40″ Award

BOD Vice President Wins Prestigious “Native American 40 Under 40″ Award

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that the vice president of its board of directors has won the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s prestigious “Native American 40 Under 40” award. This special award recognizes those emerging Native American, Alaska Native and First Nation citizens between 18 and 39 years of age who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to achieve significant contributions to Native communities throughout North America.

“I’m very proud to accept this award on behalf of my tribe,” Patterson said. “I would like to thank my family; my law firm, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan; and the Cheyenne River Youth Project for their continued support and opportunities to serve native communities for the collective betterment of our people.”

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    Join CRYP for “Family Fun & Fit Challenge” on Sept. 23-27!

Join CRYP for “Family Fun & Fit Challenge” on Sept. 23-27!

President Barack Obama has proclaimed September “National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month,” and the Cheyenne River Youth Project® is doing its part to commemorate the occasion with its own creative stand against youth obesity on north-central South Dakota’s 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River reservation. The 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization is launching its first-ever “Family Fun & Fit Challenge” on Monday, September 23.

Challenge week will incorporate the Family Olympics on Monday, Family Walking Challenge on Tuesday, a Diabetes Prevention & Nutrition Class on Thursday, and the Family Dance-A-Thon on Friday. The events are open free to family members of all ages — from tiny tots to elders in their golden years.

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    CRYP to Offer Discount on Family Services Memberships in October

CRYP to Offer Discount on Family Services Memberships in October

CRYP has announced that it will offer a discount on all Family Services annual memberships starting on Tuesday, October 1. The discount will apply to new applications and renewals, and it will be valid until Thursday, October 31.

Normally, an annual membership is priced at $30 per year. During the discount period, a Cheyenne River family can join the Family Services program for $25, and that one-time payment will cover all members of that family for the entire year. Memberships are available to anyone who lives on the 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River reservation, not just those who live in the city of Eagle Butte.

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    CRYP Provides School Supplies to 530 Cheyenne River Children

CRYP Provides School Supplies to 530 Cheyenne River Children

The children are back in school on South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River reservation, and thanks to the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, 530 of them have backpacks overflowing with essential school supplies. The annual School Supplies Drive is part of CRYP’s Family Services program, which was founded in 2002 to manage the 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization’s influx of in-kind donations throughout the year.

Supplies included backpacks for grades 1-12, protractors, compasses, calculators, mechanical pencils, writing tablets for preschoolers and kindergartners, fat pencils, fat crayons, folders, pencil cases, notebook paper, kid-friendly scissors, erasers, glue sticks, pencils, pens and rulers. April Bachman, CRYP’s finance manager, said the School Supplies Drive is the equivalent of that all-important, back-to-school shopping trip that’s eagerly anticipated by children across the country.

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