Through a partnership with the General Convention of Sioux YMCAs, staff, volunteers and youth from our Ys travel to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation for short-term (usually two-week) service projects.

The Sioux Y’s service area covers over 4,400 square miles, and includes 18 communities. Its staff team is small, often three, or fewer. Youth and families in Cheyenne River communities face extreme health challenges stemming from generational poverty and have little programming to help them address their needs.

Our service-learning trips:

  • Offer youth and adults interaction with a culture and socio-economic reality to which they have had little exposure.
  • Create experiences that develop an understanding of the global nature of the Y movement and ways of life for people very different from oneself.

See the Y in action helping the Cheyenne River community.

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