Parents and Kids: Join us for an informative evening to discuss the safe and responsible use of cell phones and social media.
Co-hosted by Jessica Lodato, Rye Youth Council Youth Educator, and Liz Woods, Founder of Ryemarkable Moms and social media/Instagram consultant.
This informative discussion by middle schoolers and parents is a must listen for rising 6th graders and their parents/guardians.
Thank you to MH Montages for creating this video for us!
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.
You're in luck! You can still watch our recent program where local professionals talked about their career paths in film, fashion and the creative arts.
Our spring event celebrated the resilience of our community. We honored three residents who exemplify community giving, hear from local teens and gain insight on not giving up from NFL Analyst Ian Rapoport.
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.
Thanks to Rainbow Run Platinum Sponsors, City of Rye PBA and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty
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
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
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