Sports/Recreation/Outdoor Exploration/Physical Activity
The Y is committed to strengthening communities. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to have the Y experience. Our Financial Assistance program makes this possible.
4-H programs are in every Idaho county. Youth from cities, suburbs, towns and rural settings participate. Participation is the key in 4-H. The more you do, the more you will get out of it and the more friends you will make.
4-H Afterschool works in over half of Idaho counties. It has put 4-H tested educational materials into Idaho schools and community centers since 1990.
The programs are run by staff and trained volunteers. Topics vary, but can include:
science and technology
visual, cultural and theater arts
health and physical activity
4-H gives custom training to staff and volunteers at each site. 4-H curricula are age-appropriate and kid-tested.
Outreach adds value to our teaching and research activities by helping to build partnerships with stakeholders in Idaho and beyond.
Our outreach infrastructure includes campuses in Moscow, Boise, Idaho Falls and Coeur dAlene; 42 county Extension offices; and multiple research and learning facilities.
Mental Health First Aid
McCall Outdoor Science School
Northwest Youth Financial Education
Women in Engineering Day
Junior Master Gardner
Services available for out of school providers:
Natural Inquirer is a science journal written by Forest Service scientists for middle-school students.
FSNatureLIVE! brings together webinars and information about pollinators, climate change, wetlands, bats, bird migration, butterflies and rainforests.
North American Association for Environmental Educators has more than 5,400 links divided among 300 categories.
Find local resources and Forest Service educators
Professional development opportunities
Connect with our education partners
Yellowstone offered its Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program for the 28th consecutive summer in 2017a month-long residential program for young people between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age.
The YCC experience allows 62 teen enrollees and staff the opportunity to learn, work, and recreate in Yellowstone National Park. The program is challenging, educational, and fun, and offers participants opportunities to expand their horizons while building skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. No previous wilderness experience is required, but a willingness and ability to work in a physically active outdoor program, get along well with others, and maintain a positive attitude are essential for success.