Our programs support children's successful journey to adulthood

Learn how we engage, educate & empower

Social and Emotional Learning

NEW  In-school Curriculum

Our community wants the best educational experiences for our kids, who face increasing pressure to perform in an increasingly complex world. The Rye Youth Council supports children, teachers and parents in teaching social and emotional life skills to children in the classroom.

Smart Parenting

Parenting can be a challenge, and we are here to help with expert-led educational discussions, seminars and workshops for parents to learn proven, effective strategies for nurturing connection and resilience.​

NEW InSync Parent Education provides parents with insight into what their kids are learning and experiencing in and out fof school, to help support and reinforce the social and emotional learnings at home. 

Independent Work and Life Skills

Engaging, Connecting and Empowering Youth in Our Community  

  • Rye Youth Council Employment Services (RYCES) support teens in finding work and gaining professional experience, all of which build self-confidence, increase self-esteem and hone essential communication skills. 
  • NEW  RYCES Job Workshops provide teens with independent work skills, such as interviewing for a summer job and creating a work resume.
  • NEW  RYCES Presents: Career GPS broadens teens perspectives on career choices and options based on their personal strengths, interests and passions.
  • Teen intergenerational programs encourage social engagement and connect teens to community. Studies show that teens who are engaged in civic activities are more likely to attain higher income and education levels as adults.

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The Rye Youth Council (RYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization that exists to educate, engage and empower Rye's youth by teaching essential social and emotional life skills through classroom and experiential learning.

We as a community provide the best for our kids, as parents we are driven to provide the best for our children. 

Social and emotional life skills are the glue that holds everything together, helps people to find balance and enables them to take advantage of life’s new opportunities. 

We believe that a child’s social and emotional well-being and learning these life skills are essential to their success. They provide the emotional strength that children need to find balance and focus, excel through transitions and become strong, independent, and resilient adults. 

All programs and services offered by the RYC address the five social and emotional learning core competencies: 

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Responsible Decision Making  
  • Relationship Skills

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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Conveniently located on the second floor of the Rye YMCA

Rye Youth Council

21 Locust Avenue, Rye, NY 10580



Monday - Friday: 9am - 3pm EST