The mission of the Richmond Youth Service Agency is to be a leading provider of programs and services that are responsive to the diverse needs of children, youth and families in Richmond.
We will work towards a better tomorrow by connecting our community and supporting our children, youth and families to thrive and reach for their dreams.
RYSA is community and recognized charitable organization that was started in 1974 by a group of committed and passionate young people with the help of a United Way grant. Our organization began with the goal of making sure that youth in our community received the support, resources and opportunities they needed to succeed and achieve their dreams. For more than 38 years our organization has evolved and grown along with our community. Today RYSA works with our community to make certain that children, youth and families in Richmond thrive and are given every opportunity to succeed today and tomorrow.
We offer a number of services and programs in Richmond including: counseling for children and youth in partnership with the Richmond School District and Richmond Health Services, the only youth centre in Richmond, after school programs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, fun activities and recreation, special events and celebrations, cultural awareness activities, health and wellness supports and an Aboriginal Centre that supports the needs of local Aboriginal children, youth and families.
Member Since: 1991