Cheyenne River teens attend YMCA Conference in North Carolina


Five teens from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe attended a teen values conference at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC.

They left South Dakota on Saturday, July 14, and returned home on July 20, 2012.

This was a Christian values conference sponsored by the Montgomery, Alabama YMCA, and teens from all over the US attended. There were over 500 teens and almost 100 adults.

While at the conference, the teens were divided into groups and discussed topics such as habits, forgiveness and leadership. The groups were called “Families,” and the kids really got to know the others in their Blue Ridge Family and sometimes make friendships that last throughout the year.

Those who attended from S.D. are Carlys High Bear, Megan Cook, Penny Phillips, Jessie Carlson and Kenton Romero. They were accompanied by Carol Mann, Executive Director of the Sioux YMCA. Megan danced a jingle dress dance for the whole group, which meant dancing in front of almost 600 people. She represented her tribe and her people well and talked to the audience about the jingle dress and its meaning.

The Sioux YMCA hopes to make this an annual event and take more teens to the conference next year.

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