Advocates Against Family Violence works to eliminate domestic violence in families and homes by empowering individuals to make positive life choices through advocacy, support, education, affordable housing, awareness and community involvement.
Services available: list of local resources, domestic violence hotline, local Adult education classes, local Teen education classes, a Teen Outreach Program presented at local area schools and community agencies serving teens throughout the entire state of Idaho, local daycare services.
Services available to out of school programs:
The Boise National Forest offers a Tree Trunk and Wilderness Box to help you teach about forest plants, animals, and management. The wide range of materials in each box appeal to many grade levels. Here’s an idea of what these kits contain:
Discover subtle differences in cones, leaves and twigs using the samples in the trunk. Tree cross-sections show the inside of a tree; use Project Learning Tree activity (included) to help students analyze annual growth rings. Books and posters provide additional background information for teachers and students. Watch the video The Man Who Planted Trees to hear of one man’s ancient kinship with the Earth. Listen to songs about photosynthesis, decomposition, and plant parts sung by the Banana Slug String Band and Billy B. Read Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf aloud to students. Find ideas for lessons in Ranger Rick’s Naturescope, The Green Scene Guide, or Project Learning Tree activity samples.
The Wilderness Box and the Wilderness and Land Ethic Activity Book were designed to provide an interactive resource to promote awareness and appreciation of wilderness. Watch the Wild By Law video for a 50 minute overview of the wilderness movement leading up to the 1964 Wilderness Act. Use hand puppets to learn about mammals common to many wilderness areas. Compare the skulls of herbivores and carnivores. Practice simple map and compass skills. View photos of pristine areas in Idaho Magnificent Wilderness. Act out the Impact Monster skit or watch the Soft Paths video to show low impact travel. (The resources in this box support the Wilderness and Land Ethic activity book included in the box. However, you do not need to use the activity book to use the resources.)
Boise Forest Explorers
Just for Kids the Challenge
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.
Storytimes, creating for all ages, reading therapy dog, STEM programs
Idaho local Job Corps location
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.
Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals. Topics/activities covered include:
Interactive Grocery Store Tours
Hands-On Cooking Courses
Cooking Matters Programming Online for Professionals
Satellite Programs available
Administered in Idaho by The Idaho Foodbank and Jannus
**See Idaho Foodbank page in the Partnership Directory for more IFB programs**
TOOLBOX is a Kindergarten through 6th grade program (being used in pre K-8) that supports children in understanding and managing their own emotional, social, and academic success. The foundation of TOOLBOX is 12 human capacities that reside within all of us. Through its simple and profound metaphor of Tools, TOOLBOX brings forward a set of skills and practices that help students access their own inner resilience at any time, in any context.
Dovetail Learning, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving children, teachers, parents, and their communities a common language and necessary skills to form a cohesive, collaborative, non-violent, and caring community, which leads to hope for a meaningful, positive, and lasting future.
Brought to you by University of Idaho Extension in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Eat Smart Idaho helps adults and families learn the basics of
quick meal preparation
management of limited grocery dollars
increased levels of physical activity
About 30 nutrition advisors teach classes for adults and youth in 39 Idaho counties. Classes are taught at emergency food sites, food stamp offices, adult rehabilitation centers, public housing sites and schools with high numbers of free and reduced lunch participants.