Our Mission


Established in 1891, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (The Y) is a cause driven nonprofit organization that works to strengthen our community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living , and instilling a commitment to social responsibility.

We welcome and serve all people.

Child Development


We believe every child is of promise and deserves the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

Since 1978, YMCA Child Development has been a leader in affordable education, equity, and community partnerships, with highly trained staff and evidence based curriculum.

Y Camp at Horsethief Reservoir


We also believe children discover themselves through interactions with others and having the freedom to explore.
Since 1905, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA has provided youth with the Y camp experience. Youth are immersed in community where making friends is natural, exploring new interests is encouraged and discovering inner strength is guaranteed.

Our Challenge



1 of only 5 states

Idaho is 1 of only 5 states where three and four year olds do not have access to state funded preschool.


15.1 Million

1.5 million youth are left unsupervised each day.


1 out of every 5 young people

1 out of every 5 young people lives in poverty.

Our Impact



$290,000 in scholarships

Nearly $290,000 in scholarships provided to children in YMCA Child Development programs in 2018 across the Treasure Valley.


95% of familes agree

95% of families agree that because of YMCA Child Development programs, their child demonstrates caring, honesty, respect, and  responsibility.

Financial Assistance

1 in 5 of youth enrolled in YMCA

1 in 5 of youth enrolled in YMCA Child Development programs receive financial assistance.

Business Case


Supporting the Treasure Valley YMCA means we can:

  • Provide guardians the ability to further career or academic goals.
  • Generate substantial return on investment provides society with a substantial return on investment. $8.60 for every $1 spent.
  • Create more resilient youth through social emotional development.


It takes a lot to make this all happen. We want to thank our sponsors and everyone that made this possible.

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