January 27th, 6:30pm
The workshop will be managed in two parts:
Part I: 60 minutes for students, focusing on tactical time management and organizational skills. We will open with a discussion on challenges and questions students may have. Specific skill-building exercises focus on:
Pat II: Final 30 minutes will be a parents only discussion on developing strategies to support your kids during this time.
KidCast is Back!
Wednesday, 2 - 2:30pm
Parents and Caregivers:
Take a 30-minute break while your kids (grades K-3) join Rye High School juniors and seniors for 30 minutes of virtually-supervised fun!
Storytime, Simon Says, Pictionary, and More!
Registration is required.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 7pm
Rye High School Teens present the ins and outs of social media to parents ad caregivers. Here's a chance for parents to learn from the pros themselves and ask the questions they've been wondering!
Registration is required.
Join us on March 7th for a lively presentation and Q&A with internationally acclaimed YouTuber Jessica Kellgren-Fozzard on the topic of Disability rights, advocacy, and education! Learn how to be an advocate, how to identify ableism, and historic and modern progress towards meaningful accommodations and equality.
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in young people ages 12-18. This training requires 2 hours of online pre-work and a 5.5 hour instructor-led zoom course.
Thanks to Rainbow Run Platinum Sponsors, City of Rye PBA and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty
An informative evening for parents and their children to discuss the safe and responsible use of cell phones and social media Presented annually in the fall of each school year.
Social Emotional Learning article, by Jess Lodato, RYC Youth Educator
Little kids have big ears, and our adolescents take in more than they let on. Our kids hear us even when we think they can’t or aren’t paying attention. This is something for adults to be aware of as we head into an uncertain and unfamiliar school year with the anxiety of COVID-19.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Watch as RYC Youth Educator teaches SEL topics to 3rd and 4th graders.
A series of three articles that provides some gentle guidance for these challenging days -- from Peter Green, Rye Middle School social worker and Jessica Lodato, Rye Youth Council youth educator.
Seeing the Gift in the Unimaginable
Helping Teens Plan for Improvement
The Challenging in Parenting Times series is designed to provide information, strategies and resources for parents as we navigate these unprecedented times, and work together to protect the mental, emotional, and behavioral health of youth in our community
Please click here for a listing of COVID-19 resources including a resource for no-cost mental health sessions from community professionals.
Rye Youth Council engages, educates and empowers youth, strengthens family, and builds community. We focus on promoting social and emotional learning and mental well-being of young people 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 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.
Allison Chader, co-president
Rochelle Garnett, M. Ed.
Elyssa Gray, co-president
Laura Kovacs, M.Ed., co-president
Marnie White, LCSW
RYC Employment Services Team (RYCES)
Laura Kovacs, M.Ed.
Ex Officio Advisors
Lisa Ruderman Chen
M. Kim O’Connor, LCSW