Promoting Youth Engagement and Connection

The Rye Youth Council (RYC) facilitates leadership, work and volunteer opportunities that promote engagement, connection and empowerment of Rye’s youth across all segments of our community. 

​Rye Youth Council Employment Services ( facilitates the safe connection between youth and employers. Open to all Rye youth 8th grade - 22 years, our employment services connect youth to part-time and full-time jobs, and community service opportunities.  

RYC Presents

A panel-format Q&A local speaker program that enables students to gain an understanding of future career options based on their skills and interests. Each program connects Rye students to community business leaders who present a “Day in the Life” of their various professions. 

​Community Engagement & Youth Leadership

RYC supports the social and emotional development of youth by facilitating their engagement with community. We partner with the best resources and collaborate with like-minded community organizations to offer inter-generational, inter-community, and peer:peer service programs.

  • Connect with Tech
    • Students teach senior citizens how to use their modern technology and social media
    • Students teach parents about the perils, pitfalls and positives of their children's use of technology and social media
    • Students provide first-hand knowledge and experience to  teach younger students about the responsible use of technology
  • Adopt-a-Grandfriend -- Students befriend senior citizens and establish ongoing relationships at local retirement communities
  • Teaching for a Change -- Students meet with local non-English speaking adults to help them learn the language and build inter-community and multicultural understanding.