Our workshops, programs and clubs provide a platform for empowering youth to meet life’s challenges with confidence and competence. After-school programs include leadership training, peer mentoring, employment services, career exploration, and community service. Our in-school curriculum centers around the five core competencies of Social and Emotional Learning. All programs help youth get involved and make a difference in the lives of others.
As early adulthood approaches, an increase in separation between parent and child naturally begins. The following programs provide youth with control over decisions in their lives, while knowing they are supported and guided to make good choices.
Parents and Caregivers:
Take a 30-minute break while your kids (grades K-3) join Rye High School juniors and seniors for 30 minutes of virtually-supervised fun!
Storytime, Simon Says, Pictionary, and More!
Registration is required.
Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships - Can you tell the difference?
Spotting the signs of an unhealthy relationship can be difficult. Learn what the warning signs look like by watching short videos and discussing healthy and unhealthy behaviors in both friendships and dating relationships.
Wednesday, February 10th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, For teens grades 9-12
Join us on March 7th for a lively presentation and Q&A with internationally acclaimed YouTuber Jessica Kellgren-Fozzard on the topic of Disability rights, advocacy, and education! Learn how to be an advocate, how to identify ableism, and historic and modern progress towards meaningful accommodations and equality.
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, beginning in October. Community service hours are awarded. Registration is free and students may participate at any time during the school year. Contact email@example.com more more info.
The Grandfriend Clubs encourages intergenerational engagement and interaction as well as friendship development between teens and senior citizens living in The Osborn Retirement community. This program bridges the generational divide and reduces social isolation among the elderly while simultaneously nurturing the social and emotional growth of the RHS teen participants.
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Connect with Tech Leadership Club empowers teens through opportunities where they connect and interact with adults and children of all ages. Teen members create and lead workshops to:
The mission of the Youth Advisory Board of the RYC is to facilitate discussion and collaboration between the youth of Rye and the staff/Board of the Rye Youth Council in order to promote the social, emotional, and psychological well-being of Rye children, teens and young adults. Additionally, the Youth Advisory Board will create and implement various programs and opportunities in the hopes of improving youth interaction with the greater Rye community, and to provide opportunities for the voice of youth to be heard and represented.
RYCES 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, year round.
Workshops develop teens' self-esteem, self-confidence, essential communications skills and habits for a lifetime. Past workshops include "Getting Hired 101", and "Money 101: Making Smart Financial Choices".
Q&A panel series for high school and college aged students to gain an understanding of how their skills & passions should inform and drive their career choices.
Rye Youth Council supports children, teachers and parents in teaching social and emotional life skills to children, in and out of the classroom.
RYC Youth Educator teaches an in-class Social and Emotional Learning curriculum to every 3rd and 4th grade class in the Rye City School District.
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.
All programs and services address the five social and emotional learning core competencies:
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.
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.
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