Parents - join us to hear a panel of high schoolers share their knowledge and experiences with the most popular social media apps your kids are using. Monday, November 15th.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) teaches adults how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Learn how to provide initial support and connect the young person to care. It's CPR for mental health!
Volunteer for the 3rd Annual Rainbow Fun Run! We have 260+ kids grades K-6 signed up to "run" this short course at Rye Town Park on Veteran's Day, November 11th. We need your help to make it a success!
Earn community service hours and have a blast!
Rye Youth Council's support of young people in our community has not waivered during the pandemic. Watch our programs in action! Special thanks to MH Montages for creating this wonderful video.
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.
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, emotional, and mental health of youth in our community.
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