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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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The Y . . . A Place For Everyone. GIVE TODAY!

The Y is a safe place, an understanding place.  It's  a place no one outgrows, where anyone of all ages can find community, support, and expertise.  Supporting the Y changes your life and the lives of so many others. Give Today » Volunteer … [Read more...]

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The Magic of Camp and the Power of a Gift

Regardless of what or who someone's donation supports, every dollar makes an impact at the Y. YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir is just one of many ways that the Y carries out our cause of developing successful youth. At YMCA Camp, kids of all … [Read more...]

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Connor: A Waddler’s Story

Not quite an infant, not quite toddler. That's Connor. But this young kid's getting so much more from the Y's child care program than motor skill development and playtime discovery. This is his family's Y. Their camera. Their story. Watch Connor's … [Read more...]

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A Donor’s Impact – Joe’s Thank You

As a 14-year-old, Joe came to the Downtown YMCA as a kid without a home, family, or support system. He could have slipped through the cracks, but instead, the YMCA’s positive influence helped him find a better path. Watch his story here » … [Read more...]

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Braxton

By Jim Everett, Treasure Valley Family YMCA CEO The last time Braxton returned home from Boise to Arizona, it did not go well.  He reconnected with some of his former “gangster” friends and began smoking pot.  Fortunately, he remembered the person … [Read more...]

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Pat

When Pat joined the YMCA, she expected to have a place to work out. What she didn’t expect was to gain new friends, a support system, and a tremendous sense of family. As Pat eloquently states, “The Y is not just for kids, it’s for everyone. It’s for … [Read more...]

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Sam & Anita

Anita and her son, Sam, moved to Boise to start fresh over four years ago. Being a single mom, Anita needed to find a safe, nurturing place for her son to be during the after-school hours. The Y’s Child Development program offered this and more. … [Read more...]