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Teen explores culture through internships


Last updated 11/3/2019 at 3:18pm


Hayzil Yellow Fox is one young native woman who has enjoyed exploring her culture.

Hayzil Yellow Fox was just a small child when she first began coming to Cheyenne River Youth Project's (CRYP) youth center. Back then, as for many children, it was all about the daily fun, from arts and crafts to playing with the short- and long-term volunteers.

And, as with many children, Hayzil looked forward to being old enough to play basketball at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). As a teen, she could attend Midnight Basketball and enjoy open gym hours. 

But there was a far more important opportunity waiting for her behind Cokata Wiconi's doors: CRYP's teen internship program.

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