Join us on May 16 at 6:30pm to celebrate the resilience of the Rye community: Ryesilience! Listen to NFL Analyst Ian Rapoport talk about adversity and resilience during his career, hear from local teens, and honor Molly Howson, Erika Lee and Jared Small.
How have others made successful careers out of their interest in the arts, design or fashion? Teens and college students - join us for a panel discussion with local professionals as they share stories of their personal journeys.
This course certification teaches the signs and symptoms of mental illness and challenges in young people, and provide adults with the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing -- or have -- a mental health or substance use problem. #BeTheDifference in a young person's life!
This year has been a challenge, and for some students, led to burnout, lack of motivation and overall fatigue. Listen to the recording from our recent program with Kim O'Connor, LCSW, and Kathleen Brigham, director, The Learning Consultants. Kim and Kathleen discuss tangible strategies and practical solutions that encourage growth and build resilience in our kids.
In case you missed this program, click below to access the top tips to ace your job interview!
Thanks to our panel of local employers:
Hilary Chernin, Charley's Restaurant
Mike Caiati, Town Dock Restaurant
Sally Rogol, Rye Recreation Summer Camp
Rich Savage, Shenorock Shore Club Camp
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.
Rye Youth Council is grateful to Corey Anne Radtke’s Move With Ease Pilates
Move for a Cause class this past Saturday, Feb 27th, which raised more than $600 to support our programs.
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