The Rye Youth Council - Fostering Healthy Development in our Youth



Dear Friend of the Rye Youth Council:

Because of you and all of your generous support last year, the Rye Youth Council was able to provide programs and initiatives that promoted the social and emotional well-being of our youth, as well as supporting our parents and community. Some highlights this year of what your dollars helped us accomplish:


Created Leadership Opportunities for Students:
Middle school club Mission for Girls supported a female student in Africa
Teen rock musicians organized and performed at drug and alcohol-free Wildside concerts
Student Awareness Club Members were involved in various activities that raised awareness in the school on issues such as Bullying, Eating Disorders, Abusive Relationships, Poverty in Mexico, Fostering Peace
RYC Players wrote and performed skits for elementary school kids based on their life experience
Spanish language skills were used by Teaching for Change participants to tutor immigrant laborers in English

Developed Intergenerational Programs:
High School Students, through Adopt-a-Grandfriend program, spent time with senior citizens at a Mount Vernon nursing home
SPRYE Technology Workshops had students teach senior citizens how to use technology and social media

Offered Elementary School Life Skills Education:
RYC advocate provided learning experiences and role play activities to 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students, reaching over 30 classes, more than 650 students

Facilitated Parent Education and School Support:
RYC offered internet workshops, parent groups,transition workshops, individual meetings and more
RYC advocates trained playground aides, served on excellence committees & offered care in times of need

Assisted Students seeking Job Opportunities:
RYC Employment Service helped over 100 youths find work in the Rye area and beyond

Engaged the Community:
RYC hosted two Community Conversations to explore our community’s values; led to the Civility Initiative
Guided crafting of Civility Statement with plans to further engage wider community

The Rye Youth Council thanks you for supporting our efforts, and encourages you to give this year as part of our Annual Giving Campaign, currently underway, to ensure we can continue to provide these necessary programs.


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