Youth In Partnership with Schools

Social and Emotional Learning

The Rye Youth Council offers  social and emotional learning education for the Rye City Schools. The curriculum promotes the five core competencies of social and emotional learning, and is based student needs as well as teacher, administrator, and parent input.


Our programs balance the academic challenges and peer pressures facing today’s youth through experiential learning and by fostering positive and respectful group interaction. 


Elementary Schools:  RYC provides an assessment-based learning curriculum for Rye's third and fourth graders to support students in their social and emotional growth. Our youth development educator focuses on topics such as conflict resolution, bullying, understanding feelings, understanding differences, and positive relationships. 


Middle School:  Rye Youth Council programming addresses the challenging transitions throughout the middle school years, with a focus on 5th to 6th and 8th to 9th grades. In addition, our staff provides support for the 8th grade health curriculum. Topics include smart decision making, empowerment, healthy relationships, and positive self image. 


High School: After-school programs are designed to equip participants with essential life skills competencies required to succeed in a complex and challenging world, including: responsibility, resiliency, empathy, self-awareness, and the ability to make informed choices.  We focus on work/life skills, leadership and college emotional preparedness.