We strengthen the foundations of community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living, and instilling a commitment to social responsibility.
The YMCA’s focus on youth development is evident in their Child Development and Youth programs. These include child care, preschool, before and after school, sports, fitness, arts, education, leadership, and camp programs. The YMCA operates 21 childcare and preschool sites across the Treasure Valley and partners with many groups and organizations to provide hundreds of youth programs to tens of thousands of kids every year. These programs help children develop values, improve skills, and build healthy relationships, which results in positive behaviors, better health, and academic achievement.
Through the YMCA’s four Treasure Valley facilities and hundreds of programs, youth, adults, and families have access to endless opportunities to achieve healthy living. There is a place for everyone in the YMCA’s programs, which include swimming, land and water sports, weight loss and nutrition, disease prevention and management, wellness coaching, workplace wellness, group exercise, baby/parenting wellness, and a dozen community-based races and triathlons held throughout the year. YMCA staff are qualified and devoted to providing the support and safety one may need on his/her journey to a healthier, happier life.
The YMCA’s commitment to social responsibility and to providing support to community members of all ages to help them reach their potential and live a healthy, happy life is at the root of its work. The YMCA believes every child is of promise and that the Treasure Valley can be the healthiest place on earth, yet there are many serious issues that keep these beliefs from becoming a reality. And as the Treasure Valley grows, so do these issues and the need for the YMCA’s presence in the community.