The Y is dedicated to strengthening the foundation of our community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living, and instilling a commitment to social responsibility. We realize we cannot do this alone, so we work with passionate individuals, companies, and organizations everyday to improve our community.
MAKE A SPLASH, is a national water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation in an effort to provide access to swim lessons, at low to no cost, for children across the country. It is a proactive approach to teaching basic swimming and safety skills to our youth and is currently reaching over 1,000 third graders in the Treasure Valley. As Idaho has the second highest unintentional drowning rate in the nation, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA has made it one of our priorities to reverse this statistic. Click here to view the MAS webpage»
P16: CALDWELL EDUCATION PROJECT The Y proudly collaborates with United Way, the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, and the Caldwell School District on P16. P16’s goal is to ensure that all children in the Caldwell School District are academically, socially, and emotionally ready to start school, as well as to increase the number of Caldwell children who go on to college or post-secondary training from 23% to 50% over the next four years by providing preschool and after school programs. The P16 Project inspires, educates, and motivates children to learn by instilling the belief that they can succeed.In addition to United Way, the Albertson Foundation, and the Caldwell School District, the following are P16 partners: City of Caldwell, College of Idaho, Lee Pesky Learning Center, and the Idaho Business Coalition for Education Excellence.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL is a program designed to encourage students to walk and bike to school to promote a healthy lifestyle, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and enhance quality of life in our communities. We use “The Five E’s” – Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering, and Evaluation – to make routes safer, children and parents more knowledgeable, and the community more engaged so that more children will walk and bike to school. Click here to view the Safe Routes to School webpage»