CapEd is known in Idaho's Treasure and Magic Valleys as a source for financial products, services, and educational resources that help teachers, their family members, and others invested in the education community to foster a healthy financial well-being.
Discovery Center of Idaho is Idaho’s only hands-on science center. We provide fun, interactive STEM learning by bringing the community over 150 hands on exhibits, non-traditional educational programming for all ages, and a safe space for all to explore. Located in the heart of Boise’s downtown, we’ve been inspiring lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math since 1988.
The Discovery Center of Idaho is a private non-profit 501c3 corporation existing without state or federal funding, dependent on Tax deductible contributions from community minded citizens, corporations, and foundations.
iCode offers rigorous and comprehensive computer science programs that equip students with the skills and knowledge to compete in today's technology-driven environment. Programs are offered in an after-school or camp setting; both with a variety of options that fit their lifestyle and schedule. Students experience learning through hands-on activities with drones, robots, 3D printing and more.
Every Kid Outdoors (formerly Every Kid in a Park) is a federal public lands program created to spark a lifelong passion for America’s great outdoors. The Department of the Interior partners with the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Army, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Education, and other agencies to engage youth from all backgrounds.
IDCTE, in partnership with our stakeholders, provides leadership and coordination of programs in career technical education which prepare Idaho’s youth and adults for high-skill, in-demand careers.
This is accomplished only though the collaboration and commitment of our local institutions, educators, and industry partners. As you learn more about how we support the front-line working to accomplish our mission, I encourage you to engage in our mission—whether encouraging our youth and adults to take part in career technical education programs available to middle school, high school, college, or adult students, or engaging as an industry partner with your local program.
Over the past 100 years, IDCTE has grown and evolved, last year serving over 100,000 individuals through our various services and programs. We are strategically positioned to connect industry and education to ensure the needs of industry are met with the training and programs offered. This Division accomplishes this through state and federal appropriations totaling over $75 million, 87% coming from Idaho’s general fund. To learn more about the great work we accomplished last year, review our 2020 Annual Report.
We believe the added value provided through a student’s experiences within CTE positions them for increased success. Our staff is committed to providing the highest-level customer service to our stakeholders and ensuring Idaho’s youth and adults are prepared for the next leg of their journey.
Working on behalf of Idahoans with disabilities, the Idaho State Rehabilitation Council endeavors to provide consumers, service providers and others the opportunity to participate in constructive dialogue and public input to continually improve the quality of Vocational Rehabilitation services to residents of Idaho.
Our education and outreach energy advisors work with schools and community groups to increase understanding about the energy industry and how Idaho Power delivers affordable, clean, reliable energy to our communities.
See our Community Education Guide for an overview of offerings, including free virtual presentations and online resources. For questions or scheduling, email email@example.com or contact your nearest education and outreach energy advisor.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not offering tours or in-person presentations at this time — but we still want to connect with you! Please reach out to an education and outreach energy advisor below for other opportunities to learn about how we safely power our communities with reliable, affordable, clean energy.
Idaho Public Television provides digital and in-person resources to support the entire learning ecosystem- families, educators, and communities. Our education team work across the state to provide teacher professional development, family and parenting classes, early literacy and STEM workshops.
Interested in working together? Contact our team for more information!
The Idaho State Museum provides a fun, interactive experience where people of all ages and backgrounds come to explore the story of Idaho. Furthermore, the Museum looks at how Idaho’s unique landscapes have shaped, and continue to shape, our experience. The Museum shows the profound relationship between Idaho’s people and its land have always defined what it means to live here. Through exhibitions, artifacts, and educational programming, the Museum helps Idahoans and visitors understand our story.
The mission of STEM AC is: Engineering innovative opportunities for educators, students, communities, and industry to build a competitive Idaho workforce and economy through STEM and computer science education.
It is STEM AC’s vision for: A diverse, equitable, thriving ecosystem for a prosperous, STEM-literate Idaho.
Idaho STEM Action Center Equity Statement
The Idaho STEM Action Center is committed to ensuring equitable access to STEM pathways for all Idaho’s students, educators, and communities. In our efforts, equity begins with recognizing disparities in Idaho: access and awareness gaps for students, inconsistencies in training and support resources for educators, and economic inequalities within Idaho's communities- and providing opportunities for Idahoans to realize their full potential by overcoming these barriers.
"IDeal" is a state sponsored, tax advantage savings plan that helps families pay for the cost of college. With the rising costs of college, developing a savings plan is the first and most important step in helping families finance a college education.
Modern Woodmen of America is the nation’s third-largest fraternal benefit society in terms of assets. Fraternalism is a unique combination of business and giving back to those we serve – a continuous cycle of positive impact.
Our representatives provide financial products to help members protect their families and their futures.
These sales help fund member benefits and social, educational and volunteer programs that identify and meet local needs.
These activities build relationships, allowing for membership growth and greater community impact.
Since 1996 we’ve been assisting Idaho child care providers in serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care. As a sponsoring organization of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), often referred to as the "Food Program," we are committed to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of children. We accomplish this by providing monetary reimbursement and annual nutrition training to participating child care providers.
One person, one family, one community at a time. Every individual and every family has a unique road to wellness, health and hope. Optum manages outpatient behavioral health benefits for Idaho Medicaid members. It is our commitment to help transform Idaho's behavioral health outpatient system by focusing on helping people reach recovery in their own health journey.
Over 30 years ago, school teacher Patrick McShane noticed a disconnect in his classroom. His students were eager to learn, to engage with new technologies and innovations, to prepare for the future, but their time in the classroom was leaving them unfulfilled. So, Patrick decided to make a change — to bring his students what they wanted. From the garage of his rural Idaho home, he worked tirelessly, designing and creating an education center where K-12 learners could engage with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. With his vision coming to life in 1988, Pat’s Computer School was born, providing students of all ages with hands-on projects to fuel a passion for learning and a lifelong love of STEM subjects.
As the program gained momentum in the community, Pat’s Computer School expanded. Rebranded as PCS Edventures, Pat opened five experiential learning centers in Idaho, Washington and California. Challenging students to use critical thinking skills as they explored robotics, engineering, archaeology, rocketry, music, electronics, biology and more, PCS Edventures was blazing the trail for afterschool learning programs.
In the late 1990s, evolving market conditions presented PCS with new opportunities. There was an explosion of afterschool programs nationwide, and these programs opened the door for PCS Edventures to package its one-of-a-kind products for distribution, offering easy-to-implement curriculum supplements and hands-on educational kits. Shifting its focus towards providing the students of the world with the opportunity to learn and explore in a safe, team-oriented atmosphere, PCS Edventures learning solutions found their way into more than 7,000 sites across all 50 states and 17 other countries, including Australia, India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Mexico.
More than thirty years after its humble beginnings, PCS Edventures has instilled a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in students all over the globe. Through exciting, experiential learning, our learners quickly develop the foundations of scientific inquiry, engineering design principles and spatial mathematical awareness while also exercising problem-solving, communication, reflection and collaboration skills. With content designed to integrate instructional goals into application-based ed-ventures, we’ve coupled hands-on objectives and cutting-edge curriculum with manipulatives from fischertechnik, Mod Robotics, Thrust-UAV and more!
At PCS Edventures, it’s our goal to make learning and investigation a fun, innovative and interactive experience for all ages. Now, are you ready to start a STEMventure?
STEMfinity has the largest selection of hands-on enrichment from the most trusted STEM brands on the planet. Whether you're a beginner or an expert. STEMfinity has a custom solution that will fit your budget and learning environment.
In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America's largest youth development organization — empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
4-H is open year-round to youth ages 5 to 18. It is open without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, handicaps or disadvantages, economic or ethnic backgrounds.
4-H programs are in every Idaho county. Youth from cities, suburbs, towns and rural settings participate.
Youth age 8 to 18 can join as members. Adults (ages 19 and up) can join as volunteers. Some projects have age limits. Cloverbuds is designed for younger 4-H members ages 5-7.