Aug 11

Support the RYC Kindness Mural! Create the RYC Kindness Mural!

The Ridgefield Youth Commission (RYC) is working on a project intended to spread kindness in the Ridgefield community and needs your help bringing the project to fruition. Inspired by the “Being Kind, Being Human” project, RYC is working with students, community groups and local organizations to create a mosaic mural made of clay tiles showing an unwritten message of kindness. Spreading kindness among our youth and community members is vital to a healthy, vibrant town and the RYC wishes to add a visual reminder of this message : to advocate against bigotry and to advocate for inclusion. Larger-than-life, beautiful designs in dynamic colors will radiate from the mural mosaic and enhance the outdoor space while making an impactful statement. The mural will be created in collaboration with Ridgefield students and community members and will be brought to life by professional mural artists Joann and Bruce Hunter, owners of The Art Spot. The mural will be installed on the outside of The Barn Teen Center facing Governor Street. This location has been approved by the Board of Selectmen, The Boys & Girls Club and the Ridgefield Historical Society. Please consider contributing to the RYC’s Imagine Project and make a lasting difference in our community. For more information about the project, call/text (203) 501-7424 or email Thank you in advance for your support!

Click here to go to our CrowdRise page.

If you would like to help create the Kindness Mural, we are taking volunteers (both groups and individuals) to participate in our creations sessions in early March (3/4-3/10). Please contact Jim Yavenditti at to request access for our signup page via SignUp Genius.

Feb 07

February’s Meeting Moved to February 8 at the BGCR

Due to today’s snow day, we have moved our monthly meeting to Thursday, February 8. We will meet at the Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield (instead of The Barn) at 7:00pm. There we will discuss the logistics of our Kindness Mural, which should go up in the spring!


Jan 10

Ridgefield’s MLK Day Celebration

Please see the attached flyer regarding Ridgefield’s MLK Day Celebration on Monday, January 15.


Jan 09

“Parenting the #Selfie Generation” Event on February 1

Please see the attached flyer regarding the February 1 event, “No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident & Compassionate Girls” by child and adolescent psychotherapist, Katie Hurley.

Event will be held at the Ridgefield Library. Please register at

Hurley poster

Dec 18

Trunk or Treat Thank You from RPD!

The Ridgefield Youth Commission participated in the Ridgefield Police Department’s “Trunk or Treat” event this past Halloween. Attached is the thank-you note from the RPD for the Youth Commission’s participation.


Dec 18

Ridgefield Press article: “Town Leadership Targets Hateful Voices”