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.
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»
EVERYDAY LEADERSHIP is a neighborhood-based collaborative program created to inspire 5th and 6th graders from Title I schools in the Boise School District to seek leadership and academic success. We believe that by starting children in leadership development programs as preteens, they develop valuable lifelong skills, creating opportunities for personal growth, increasing educational achievement and workplace skill development. This program is currently available to 120 students at four Title I schools: Grace Jordan, Garfield, Jefferson, and Taft Elementary Schools.