At the Y, youth can strengthen their minds and make new friends through programs that enrich, educate, and encourage them to explore their passions and be themselves.
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Downtown Boise Y: Jul 25 | Feb 22 | Oct 3
West Boise Y: Aug 15 | Sep 19 | Dec 12
This one-day course includes ASHI-Approved Certification card and can help young adults interview for suitable babysitting positions. Participants will learn how to choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, prevent injuries and be prepared if an emergency happens, handle bedtime issues, and more!Register Now: Downtown Boise YMCA Register Now: West Boise YMCA View Complete Program Details »
4-week sessions occur monthly
|Caldwell YMCA (Ages 3–5):||Wed, 4:30–5pm|
|South Meridian YMCA (Ages 7–10):||Fri, 5:40–6:25pm|
This program introduces boys and girls to the art of dance with a focus on basic ballet elements and techniques. For the youngest children, the goal is to tap into the child’s creative nature and to make them aware of their abilities through the physical expression of their imagination. The older students will build on this idea, improving technique, and foundational principles.Register Now: Caldwell YMCA Register Now: South Meridian YMCA View Complete Program Details »
Dig deep into the history of your family by participating in fun, social activities with your peers. Along with learning about your individual family history, you’ll also have the opportunity to engage in discussions about immigration.View Complete Program Details »
|Jan 7–Feb 4:||Thu, 4–5pm|
|Feb 11–Mar 11:||Thu, 4–5pm|
|Mar 18–Apr 15:||Thu, 4-5pm|
|Apr 22–May 20:||Thu, 4–5pm|
Climbing plays a key role in early childhood motor skills development. Boosts physical skills such as balance, hand and foot coordination, and agility. In addition to learning a new skill of climbing, your child will learn the Y values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY.Register Now: West Boise YMCA View Complete Program Details »
|THRIVE Center:||Thu, 11:45am–12:30pm|
Where the stories come to life! Come read a story, sing songs, and make friends in the THRIVE Center. We start each class with a welcoming song followed by an interactive book read by one of our amazing volunteers.Register Now: THRIVE Center @ the South Meridian YMCA View Complete Program Details »
|THRIVE Center:||3rd Thursday every month, 6:30–7:45pm|
Join us once a month for in the THRIVE Center for an arts and crafts activity! Every month will feature a different theme and activity.Register Now: THRIVE Center @ the South Meridian YMCA View Complete Program Details »
|Ages 5–8:||Mon, 4:45–5:45pm|
|Ages 9–12:||Mon, 5:45–6:45pm|
|Ages 13+:||Mon, 3:45–4:45pm|
Learn about a variety of sounds and musical instruments in this 60-minute class! Participants will focus on individual and group goals, such as social and emotional skills.Register Now: THRIVE Center @ the South Meridian YMCA View Complete Program Details »
At the Y, we welcome everyone whose behavior adheres to our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
We advance our cause by building a stronger and more equitable community where everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, thrive, and reach their full potential with dignity.
The Y is a force for building bridges among all people–regardless of ability, age, birthplace, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, race, or sexual orientation.
The Y is for all.