Youth who live in the communities of Ithaca, Caroline, Danby, Dryden, Enfield, Freeville, Groton, Lansing, Trumansburg and Ulysses can enroll in free or low-cost programs offered through Rural Youth Services (RYS). Since 1995, Rural Youth Services (RYS) has provided a place to try new things and to belong by offering engaging activities after school and throughout the summer. Programs are free or low cost to participants.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities
Rural Youth Services offers a variety of fun, interesting programs for youth who live in communities across Tompkins County. Find a program near you!
Middle school aged youth in the Dryden area can enroll in school-year and summer programs with 4-H Educator Dave Hall.
Cornell University student volunteers provide youth in Freeville mobile home parks with mentoring, games, crafts, outdoor activities, and field trips.
Rural Youth Services Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 141
Last updated March 4, 2022