Social & Emotional Learning

Everyone has an array of thoughts, feelings and relationships with others. As children grow up, these thoughts, feelings and relationships develop and mature. These qualities will have a profound impact on our lives-especially as young people transition through school and life. These developing areas are called “social and emotional skills,” and include things like: identifying our emotions, knowing our values, self-esteem, resilience and grit and relating to others.


Rye Youth Council believes 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

What Your Kids are Learning: 3rd Grade

RYC provides an assessment-based learning curriculum for Rye's third graders to support students in their social and emotional growth. Click below to be In Sync with what your third grader is learning. 

What Your Kids Are Learning: Grade 4

RYC provides an assessment-based learning curriculum for Rye's fourth graders to support students in their social and emotional growth. Click below to be In Sync with what your fourth grader is learning. 

Middle School Years

Rye Youth Council programming addresses the challenging transitions throughout the middle school years. Topics include smart decision making, empowerment, healthy relationships, stress, peer pressure and positive self image.

High School Years

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.  

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