Eagle Butte, SD This month, the Cheyenne River Youth
Project is celebrating a special addition to its operation, an all
new website at www.lakotayouth.org.
include the latest news and photos, a full press room with access
to articles dating back to 2008, a multimedia library with Christmas
Toy Drive and Passion for Fashion videos as well as Cheyenne River
Youth Project's acclaimed youth diabetes prevention campaign, and
detailed information about staff and board members, the organization's
finances, youth programs and Family Services.
In addition, the site includes job and internship listings,
details regarding monetary and in-kind donations, and critical information
for potential volunteers, including individual and group volunteer
applications. Perhaps most exciting, however, is the new community
calendar, which features up to date events at The Main youth center
and Cokata Wiconi teen center, through Family Services, and in the
2 acre Winyan Toka Win garden.
Community members have been asking us to provide
a detailed schedule so they'll always know what's happening at
our youth project, whether it involves children's programming
or special events that are open to the public,
explained Julie Garreau, CRYP's executive director.
We determined that an online calendar would be the
best way to provide that information in a timely fashion, and
our staff is working hard to make sure that it's updated daily.
Jonathan Stuart-Moore, CRYP's technology coordinator, designed
and developed the new site, which went live in mid-July.
"Visitors will discover that the site is easy to navigate,"
"It's also easy for our staff to update, which means
visitors will find new and updated information on a regular basis.
That was important to us to make lakotayouth.org
a dynamic, engaging place that will attract repeat visitors and
become an important portal for all things CRYP."
This means community members will find the program details they
seek, donors can easily learn about programs, activities and needs
and choose the method of contribution that best suits them, potential
and returning volunteers can obtain the necessary application forms
for their CRYP service, and media partners can gather news items
and valuable background information.
"As a not for profit organization that specializes
in youth work, we recognize that we must meet the needs of multiple
"We're thrilled to see www.lakotayouth.org
» go live, and we're eager to receive comments and suggestions
from our site visitors so we can continue to improve our online