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RyeACT (Rye Action for Children and Teens) is a coalition of local organizations and individuals committed to promoting long term health and wellness by inspiring youth, parents, and community leaders to foster healthy behaviors and reduce youth substance use.

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2019 CADCA

RyeACT Youth Speak Out Poster with action items

RyeACT Youth Leadership Team Presents at CADCA Ideas Fair

The RyeACT Youth Leadership Team was selected to present the Youth Speak Out as part of the CADCA National Leadership Forum Ideas Fair in February 2019. Youth leaders shared their experience and insights from planning the event with other coalitions.

The National Leadership Forum is the largest conference of its kind in the country, attended by approx 3000 prevention leaders from all 50 states. While at the Forum, RyeACT youth leaders attended training and keynote lectures and participated in Capitol Hill Day, meeting with our elected officials in Washington DC.

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Y2Y Eastern States Conference RyeACT Video

On July 26-29, 2018, 600+ teens, including five RyeACT youth leaders, converged on the campus of Bryant University in Rhode Island for four days of substance abuse prevention and youth leadership training: Youth to Youth International’s Eastern States Conference 2018, “The Other Side of Impossible.”

Rye Youth “Speak Out”

In keeping with our capacity building goal of increasing youth engagement, the theme of our annual community-wide event was a “Youth Speak Out” held on Tuesday, May 8th at the Rye Arts Center and the adjacent Rye Recreation basketball court and had nearly 250 community members in attendance.

Using lessons learned from the Positive Culture Framework training in January and the Youth Leadership Development conference in April, our teen leaders from the RyeACT Youth Action Team used the event as a platform to reach out to their peers and solicit feedback based on a series of framing questions.