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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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Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Events in Boise Along with delicious restaurants all over the valley that offer amazing brunch options, we have gathered a short list of

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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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National Park Week

Brooks Falls in Alaska’s Katmai National Park is the best place in the world to watch brown bears feasting on salmon as they swim upstream to spawn. Find out the best time to watch live and learn more about Katmai and its brown bears on Explore.org.

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