Below are the descriptions of our youth encouragement programs and ways you can join the team. The R.Y.D.E. Fam believes that supporting our youth goes beyond financial assistance. We strive to develop meaningful connections with youth and young adults that will enhance their overall success, well being and sense of self.
The R.Y.D.E. Fam is a team of diverse leaders, students, parents, mentors, and various members of the community who are enthusiastic to support local youth in their extra curricular activities. Members of the R.Y.D.E. Fam model intentionality, kindness and compassion. They know the importance of giving their time and how it impacts healthy relationships and development.
It’s easy to become a Stadium RYDER! All you need is a little bit of spirit and time to give.
A Stadium RYDER:
-Shows up at announced events to support youth in their athletic games, competitions, artistic or
musical performances, etc.
-Cheers on the team and students who all deserve recognition for their efforts and participation
-Invites friends, family, and members of the community to fill up the stands or auditorium
-Models exceptional sportsmanship and audience etiquette
-Refers deserving teams, student athletes, performers to R.Y.D.E. Foundation
Another part of our R.Y.D.E.R Fam is our Cyber RYDER team. A Cyber RYDER :
-Sends words of encouragement and support to individuals and or teams on social media and
-Promotes community and school plays, performances, tournaments, school and community
sporting competitions and student involved events to increase awareness and attendance. (It’s
not fun performing or competing to empty stands)
-Refers deserving teams, student athletes/performers/artists to R.Y.D.E. Foundation
Teen Suicide Prevention
SAVE- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Teen Line Online
Crisis Text Line
Youth Suicide Warning Signs