RYC recently held its spring benefit event - virtually. Click here to watch the video, on-demand, featuring the co-founders of Grown & Flown and honoring Kristin Jautz.
Please click here for a listing of COVID-19 resources including a resource for no-cost mental health sessions from community professionals.
Our world may be topsy turvy and full of uncertainty, but one thing we know for sure is how much joy kids bring to the senior citizens in our community.
Since we can't visit in person, we will send e-communication to brighten their days!
We are inviting kids to create virtual cards/greetings/etc to send to senior citizens in our community.
Video messages can include:
Also submissions can be photos/still images of things like cards they make or pictures/painting they draw. You get the idea!
Video submissions should be in one of the following formats: .mov, .mp4, .m4vPhoto images should be .jpg or .png
Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Because older adults are at a higher risk for severe illness due to COVID-19, they are being urged to stay home. Many are at home alone, which is lonely and isolating. We hope to brighten their days with phone calls from local students.
Rye Youth Council engages, educates and empowers youth, strengthens family, and builds community. We focus on promoting social and emotional life skills and mental well-being of youth in our community.
We cannot do this without your financial support! 100% of your tax-deductible contribution supports the social and emotional health and mental well-being of the youth in our community.
The Rye Youth Council (RYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization that educates engages and empowers Rye's youth by teaching essential social and emotional life skills through classroom and experiential learning.
Social and emotional life skills help people find balance and focus, excel through transitions, and become strong, independent and resilient individuals. Social and emotional well-being and learning these life skills are essential to a happy and healthy life.
All programs and services address the five social and emotional learning core competencies:
For over 50 years, the Rye Youth Council has worked to empower the youth of our community to encounter the world with compassion and confidence.
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Sharon Cammisa, Co-president
Laura Kovacs, M.Ed.
Jackie Mazzili, Secretary
Jennifer Reisner, LCSW
Elena Sherman, Treasurer
Stephanie Spierings, Co-president
Marnie White, LCSW
RYC Employment Services Team (RYCES)
Laura Kovacs, M.Ed.
Cathy PiKassandra Souply
Ex Officio Advisors
Lisa Ruderman Chen
M. Kim O’Connor, LCSW