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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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.