I Love Y Camp – A Y Story

“My daughter feels welcome and safe during the programming. I have always felt comfortable with staff caring for my child. I am grateful for the role Y staff has played in my daughter’s life. I believe it has encouraged her to try new things and build confidence. She has made friends and learned socialization skills.”—YMCA Member

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November 18, 2021

Child Development Careers–Meet Sarah

Sarah Allen has worked in Child Development for more than 15 years!

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November 2, 2021

Meet the Instructor–Taekwondo Grand Master Larry Duke

Larry Duke has been teaching Taekwondo for 45 years and has the highest level of certification granted by the World Headquarters for Taekwondo (Kukkiwon).

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October 21, 2021

Jane’s Y Story

“Have you had a tough break lately? I recommend heading to the Y for supportive and compassionate help to renew your body, mind, and spirit.”—Jane, Downtown Boise YMCA Member

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June 15, 2021

Ann’s Y Story

“Seriously, this has been a life changer for me.”—Ann, YMCA Member

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June 1, 2021

For Youth Development – A Y Story

“My son loves attending the Y. He is always excited when it is “Y” day – and simply knowing he is able to do something he loves on a regular basis makes me confident this has a positive impact on his life. I have been so pleased – by what seems so simple – but the fact that at drop off – when we walk through the door he is always warmly and enthusiastically greeted by name. This really helps him feel a sense of belonging and gives him a great start to his day outside of the home.”—YMCA Member

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May 18, 2021

For Social Responsibility – A Y Story

“Yesterday, one of our middle-schoolers came into my office and asked if he could talk. I asked him what was up and he began to talk to me about how he was having a hard week because of some stuff going on at home. While we talked he had brought in a guitar and was randomly playing it with in sequences of our conversation. I asked him how long he had played the guitar and he had told Nick (one of our counselors) had taught him a year ago. It was apparent that in this kid’s life the Y was much more than an afterschool hangout. It was a place where he had friends and counselors who were there for him when life was falling apart. I was very privileged to be able to hang out with such an incredible individual yesterday. It was a real-life case moment that was simple but very impactful.”—YMCA Member

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May 4, 2021

Annual Campaign – A Y Story

“Without the generosity of our community, my grandchildren would not be thriving as they are today.”—West Boise YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center Member

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April 20, 2021

Virtual Group Ex – A Y Story

“After shelter-in-place orders were implemented, my YMCA did not miss a beat. Within days they started online classes. Because the YMCA was able to adapt so quickly, I have been able to enjoy a wide range of exercise classes that I’ve never done before: P90X, Insanity, a resistance band class, a foam roller class, Thirty-minute Abs, and even Zumba, all from the safety and convenience of my home. I might come out of this quarantine healthier than when it started!”—YMCA Member

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March 23, 2021

Bethany and Ezra’s Y Story

“Robotics camp proved to be a great fit for him and he LOVED learning about and building the Lego Mindstorm with his awesome instructors.”—Bethany, South Meridian YMCA Member

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March 9, 2021

Social Responsibility – A Y Story

“It feels great to be part of something positive for our community and this has improved and impacted my life tremendously.”—YMCA Member and Annual Campaign Volunteer

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February 23, 2021

Cinda’s Story

“Her mom was so excited to share how much she had grown and she credits her good start to the foundation that we helped her create.” Read the rest of Cinda’s Story about the YMCA’s transformative work here!

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January 12, 2021