Civic Engagement/Community Service
Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. We’re working to change that.
Proudly serving more than 14,500 youth and their families encompassing 31,000 square miles across the Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon counties of Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington in Idaho as well as Harney and Malheur in Oregon.
Want to major in fun this year, without the homework, tests or grading? Do you want to explore photography or how to travel the world on a budget? Perhaps you would like to get out in nature for a hike or try ice fishing? Keep scrolling to learn more.
The Community Council of Idaho, Inc. (CC Idaho) is a rural-centered, multi-service nonprofit organization that has impacted Idaho communities since 1971. We are now the largest nonprofit serving Latinos in the state. Our purpose is to improve the social and economic status of local communities through workforce preparation, education, cultural awareness, civil rights advocacy, and well-being services.
Employment and training services for middle-high school ages including resume building, interview preparation, public speaking skills, leadership skills, and diversity training. Contact Ric Godina for outreach opportunities to out-of-school sites.
Services provided for out of school programs:
Reading at the Refuge
Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest
Boy and Girl Scout Activities
Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. Our programs focus on education, challenge, community, leadership and empowerment, giving youth critical life skills and confidence. Programs stress teamwork, inclusion, and leadership while promoting a solid work ethic and individual achievement. Youth leave Idaho Conservation Corps knowing that they can overcome obstacles, solve problems, make friends, and attain their objectives in life.
When they’re not responding to homeowners’ queries, Idaho Master Gardeners are:
- operating plant diagnostics clinics in county Extension offices or at local farmers markets
- installing water-efficient landscapes at public sites
- beautifying hospitals and senior centers
- organizing community vegetable gardens and Plant-a-Row efforts
- instructing garden center clients and garden club members
- leading 4-H clubs, after-school programs, and Junior Master Gardener classes
- bringing horticultural know-how to their communities in many other gratifying way.
Offered through U of I Extension offices in 42 counties.
The Idaho Afterschool Networks (IAN) mission is to ensure Idahos youth have access to high quality out-of-school (OST) programs.
The research on OST programs reveals that youth consistently enrolled in quality programs perform better academically, have better school attendance, adapt better socially, are more likely to graduate from high school and go-on to higher learning. Research also reveals that they are less likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors that may lead to crime, substance abuse or teen parenthood. New studies are showing too that OST programs are helping close the achievement gap of students across income levels. The IAN is the only program of its kind in Idaho, though all 50 states have launched similar programs.
The IAN does not directly offer out-of-school programs; the focus is to advocate and promote the benefits of out-of-school programming, help connect families and youth to a program and support providers with resources and training to enrich and expand their programming and services.
We maintain a professional statewide broadcast delivery system to reach all Idaho communities, delivering excellent programming, local productions, online resources and educational materials.
We offer engaging, quality educational content and access to resources for parents, teachers and people of all ages, encouraging exploration and discovery.
We foster participation and collaboration in educational, informational and civic activities.
We provide free programming and resources to every Idaho community, valuing the needs of our diverse audiences.
We implement proven technology to increase access for all and are proactive about embracing innovative ideas and concepts.
We are attentive to the needs and concerns of the communities we serve, valuing diversity of people and perspectives.
We are a community-supported public media organization and utilize our resources effectively and efficiently to reach the highest standards of programming and services.
We believe that connecting kids with nature is important. When kids learn to enjoy and understand the natural world around them, they are more likely to value nature and the out of doors throughout their life. In addition, kids of all ages benefit from being in nature, we know that being outside helps everyone be more relaxed, and able to cope with stress. Each year, the Land Trust works with hundreds of schoolchildren doing educational programming as well as recreational activities. Some of the unique programs we are proud to be a part of include Wild Outdoor Week (WOW), the NEW ROOTS program, Bird by Bird, and so much more!