Educating, Engaging and Empowering Thru Leadership & Service

RYCES Job Workshops

Rye Youth Council Employment Service (RYCES) presented ‘Getting Hired 101 – Job Interview Workshop for Teens’ on January 24th to a packed room of 31 Rye High schoolers. This panel-based workshop provided professional guidance from community leaders Sally Rogul, Superintendent, Rye Recreation; Rich Savage, Director, Shenorock Shore Club Summer Camp and Osborn School teacher; Kathy Lynam, Camp, Family, and Teen Director, YMCA, and Liz Koenig, Assistant Director Aquatics/Safety, YMCA. RYCES Volunteer Laura Kovacs moderated the panel.  Participating teens learned how to avoid the obvious – and not so obvious – mistakes in a job interview, as well as tips for nailing the interview: before, during and after. 


Photo: From left to right: Allison Chader, Liz Koenig, Kathy Lynam, Rich savage, Sally Rogul, and Laura Kovacs

Connect with Tech Student Leadership Club

Our Connect with Tech Leadership Club empowers teens by facilitating opportunity for them to interact with and teach adults and children of all ages. 


Teen members  create and lead workshops to:  

  • Teach senior citizens how to use their modern technology devices
  • Teach parents about the perils, pitfalls and positives of their children's use of technology and social media
  • Provide first-hand knowledge and experience to  teach younger students about the responsible use of technology

Click here to read the article in The Rye Record


Middle School Grandfriend Club

 A fun and unique opportunity for middle schoolers to visit with  senior citizens at The Osborn Retirement Community, make crafts, play  games, and make new friends.  This program meets once a month on Mondays -- kids can sign up throughout the year.  Community service hours are awarded.  

High School Grandfriend Club

A popular intergenerational program that connects teens to senior citizens and establishes ongoing relationships at local retirement communities.  


This program is an exemplary model of how to bring generations together to share ideas, interests, and experiences, and demonstrates the infinite capacity of people of all ages to learn from each other. 


Registration is free and students may participate at any time during the school year.  Contact office@ryeyouthcouncil.org more more info.