Community Collaborations

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.

MAKE A SPLASH, is a national water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation in an effort to provide access to swim lessons, at low to no cost, for children across the country. It is a proactive approach to teaching basic swimming and safety skills to our youth and is currently reaching over 2,000 third graders in the Treasure Valley. As Idaho has the second highest unintentional drowning rate in the nation, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA has made it one of our priorities to reverse this statistic. Click here to view the MAS webpage»

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.