Rye Youth Council

We promote vitality in our community 

through youth engagement

Our programs support children's 

successful journey to adulthood

About us

Social and Emotional Learning

Partnering with our schools 

Youth in Family

Supporting youth through Smart Parenting 

Youth in Community

Engaging, connecting and empowering 

Rye Youth Council (RYC) is a nonprofit youth development organization based in Rye, NY, that provides programs and services for children and teens that foster positive behaviors, support social and emotional growth and challenge them to see the world beyond themselves. We believe our children's social and emotional well-being is essential to their academic and lifelong success. We collaborate closely with educators, parents and community to complement and balance the academic challenges of our schools by focusing on the whole child. 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

Our elementary school youth educator delivers an experiential, classroom-based curriculum to support children in their social-emotional growth. Our middle and high school services offer meaningful after-school experiences, including inter-generational, inter-community and leadership programs. The Rye Youth Council Employment Services connect teens to full-time or part-time jobs and community service opportunities.  We are also a trusted community resource for students and parents providing workshops, parent groups, and confidential conversations.

For over 50 years, the Rye Youth Council motto continues to be "character matters".  We strive to empower the youth of this 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