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 ACT:Youth Speak Out- May 8th 2018

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:

Westchester Declares “Healthy Teen Brain Day”

Healthy Teen Brain Day was 4/20/2017. RyeACT Coalition was so excited to be a sponsoring member of the Westcester County Coalition’s annual 4/20 event.

It’s so important for parents and community members to know the facts about the impact of marijuana on the developing brain and help us Reclaim 4/20 as Healthy Teen Brain Day!

Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs

From National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH) — You might think that only some types of people can get addicted to drugs. The truth is, it can happen to anyone, whether you’re young or old, rich or poor, male or female. This video from NIDA explains addiction in simple terms and offers a hotline to help you or a loved one find treatment.

For more information, visit National Institute on Drug Abuse Easy-to-Read Drug Facts.