Strengthening Community One Story at a Time

“My son Rowan is going into second grade next year and he’s brilliant and hilarious and he can’t really sit still. After a rough summer last year at home with his older brothers, we wanted to enroll him in a summer program. We had three things that were important to us – physical activity, healthy snack options, and minimizing summer learning loss.

We did some research and decided on the Eagle Y Kids summer child care program. Rowan was really scared the first day, but when we walked in, we were greeted immediately and shown around. I asked about breakfast and would you believe it, they were having pancakes and blueberries for breakfast – Rowan’s favorite!!! “Mom!! They have Legos!!!!”. He joined another child on the floor with the Legos and barely even noticed me as I kissed him on the top of his head and left.

He has never been super excited about school, but now he wakes up every day excited for summer at Eagle Y Kids. When I pick him up, he’s always excited to tell me about the new friend he made, new song they learned, or a new game he played. He almost ALWAYS has rosy cheeks, and my big mama heart just swells. He’s having fun, playing hard, and he’s tired at the end of the day. That’s exactly what we wanted for him!”

-Amanda

  • My Y Story

    Your Y story, whether it’s about you, the people you know, or an entire community, has the potential to motivate others with real-life tales of how the Y not only promises but delivers positive change.

    Through your unique and special voice, the Y can share your story to bring people together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. If a story about the Y has meaning for you, and you’re willing to tell it, then we believe it’s worth hearing! We will feature our favorite stories on our website and in social media channels, and you'll be entered for a chance to win some Y gear. By utilizing the submission form below, you are giving permission for your story and photo to be published online or in YMCA promotional materials.


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The Y is committed to strengthening communities. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to have the Y experience.
“At the Y, strengthening community is our purpose. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.”
David Duro
CEO, Treasure Valley Family YMCA
Support is the common thread connecting all the different stories of impact that unfold at the Y. Whether it’s the gift of time, talent, or treasure, we are grateful for all support we get from our community. Here are some ways you can support the Y’s cause:

Serve.

When you volunteer at the Y, you provide leadership and talent vital to empowering people and communities to learn, grow and thrive.

Volunteers of the Y:
  • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes
  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and smart life choices
  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier
  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors
  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community

Share.

Did you learn to swim at the Y? Maybe you recently moved here and made new friends through a Y Fitness Class. Were you able to have your child experience a great Summer Camp because of our financial assistance program? Or perhaps you reached your goal weight after making a resolution to train at the Y.

Everyone has a story, and it is worth sharing. You may inspire someone to follow the same path to better health and well-being.

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give.

When you give to the Y, you are funding life-changing programs that help thousands of children, adults and families in the Treasure Valley learn, grow, and thrive.

Annual Campaign

The Y’s Annual Campaign is an annual fundraising campaign that supports the Y’s Financial Assistance program that ensures all youth, adults, and families can participate in Y membership and programs, regardless of their ability to pay. The Campaign is primarily run by community volunteers.

Your Giving Options

Make your gift online. Visit our secure online giving site» https://13158.thankyou4caring.org/ For other giving options, or for more information on how to give, call 208 344 5502 ext 232.

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