FROM OUR PARTNER IN HEALTH, SAINT ALPHONSUS: March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! This is a great time to raise awareness of Brain Injuries with spring season sports right around the corner. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 2.5 million children and … [Read more...]

YMCA Civic Engagement Scholarship for Seniors, Due April 1

If you are a high school senior or know a high school senior, be sure to check out the Treasure Valley Family YMCA Civic Engagement Scholarship. Apply online through the Idaho Community Foundation. Applications are due April 1st. Each high school … [Read more...]

JOHN FERY: Remembering a Member of Our Y Family and an Idaho Legend

A Special Message from our CEO, David Duro​: Our Treasure Valley Community and the entire State of Idaho community lost a philanthropic legend this past weekend - John Fery. In the wake of his passing, I reflected on the impact John has had on our … [Read more...]

NEW KNOWLEDGE ADVENTURES! Spring Course Catalog for People Over 50

2017 Spring Course Registration opens on February 21st!  Mark your calendars - classes fill up fast! Download 2017 Spring Catalog! New Knowledge Adventures gives a whole new meaning to experiential learning! For $35, you can spend your spring … [Read more...]

2017 Annual Campaign Kick Off Celebration

Thursday, February 9th Jack's Urban Meeting Place Pioneer Room 5:30pm "THE HAND YOU ARE DEALT" 6:30pm PRESENTATION 7-8pm PACKET PICK UP AND PRIZE WHEEL! Please join us for an exciting evening to Kick off our YMCA 2017 Annual … [Read more...]

Krystal’s & Olivia’s Story

Krystal’s Y story has many exciting chapters, the first of which began 8 years ago when she lost her vision as a result of diabetes. She decided to pursue finding a guide dog, but it wasn’t that simple. First she had to start exercising in order to … [Read more...]

Nate’s & Nina’s Story

At the Y, we strengthen community through youth development because we believe that a community is stronger when all children have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. The best way to do this is by providing them a safe … [Read more...]

Ed’s Story

For many, the YMCA serves as a place to access critical physical rehabilitation support. That is certainly true for Ed, a 62-year-old retired railroad engineer from South Dakota, who began a membership at the Downtown Y in 2016 in order to maintain … [Read more...]

Message from Y Partner, Saint Alphonsus: AVOIDING WINTER INJURIES

Avoiding Winter Injuries Winter sports are a great way to stay active during colder months, especially if you participate with common sense and caution. Do not take on more than your skill level will safely allow and wear protective equipment to … [Read more...]

AN ARTICLE FROM STARS: From Tuber to Uber … Can Exercise Harm Your Heart?

We all know that physical activity and exercise are good for you. Exercise lowers blood pressure, improves blood sugar/diabetes, lowers blood cholesterol, helps maintain optimal body weight, improves mental health, and can reduce your risk of and … [Read more...]