Social & Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning is the process for understanding yourself, managing your emotions and feelings, and your relationships with others. It's about the skills necessary to cultivate the ability to have healthy connections or relationships. 


Children's social and emotional well-being is essential to their academic and lifelong success. 


Rye Youth Council collaborates closely with educators, parents and community to complement and balance the academic challenges of our schools by focusing on the whole child, and by teaching crucial social and emotional life skills. 


All programs and services 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

Rye Youth Council 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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