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They didn’t have swimsuits. But they had desire.
And they had the Y.
Whittier Elementary School in Boise is one of the poorest schools in the state. But that doesn’t mean these kids are without hope. Watch how the Y is helping these children learn to swim and develop leadership skills.
To bring about meaningful change, individuals need ongoing encouragement and tools. We're here day-in and day-out to provide the resources our communities need to address the most pressing social issues: child welfare, education, employment, housing, and substance abuse. We work to make sure every child, family, and community has what they need to achieve their best.
At the Y, building a strong global community begins at home—right here in the Treasure Valley. All over the U.S. the Y helps young people develop cultural competencies, diverse populations connect to the community, and individuals around the world gain access to life-changing resources and support. As an interconnected global network, the Y has the resources and solutions to build bridges and make communities stronger—both at home and abroad.
Volunteerism & Giving
The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we can give back to the communities we serve.
We need your voice. Your passion. And your commitment. Y advocacy simply means getting involved in important issues that affect our mission to improve youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.