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Boise Brick House

What is the Boise Brick House?

The Boise Brick House(BBH) is a teen-driven after school drop-in center for relaxation with friends, homework, free food, fun activities, and empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House started in November 2021 and welcomes high school participants from across the Treasure Valley area. Our drop-in center is located in Families and Youth of Idaho’s office and is a 1940s home in Boise.The drop-in center consists of a retro kitchen, a dining room, a living room, a club meeting room, a back patio, a front yard, and downstairs hang out room. The Boise Brick House is operated by FYIdaho staff and trained Teen Volunteers. We are a safe place for teens to gather with their peers to build connections and decompress. We seek to nourish teens’ brains and bodies by providing healthy snacks and meals for free, and providing a place to study and learn new skills. Teens are encouraged to host study groups and student club meetings at the Boise Brick House. Teen participants are welcome to attend our regularly planned activities, and events put on by community partners or FYIdaho Teen Leaders.

Where is BBH Located?

The Boise Brick House is located at the Families and Youth of Idaho office in the North End of Boise at the corner of 7th and Franklin. We are within walking distance of Boise High School and North Junior High School. Our address is 704 N 7th Street Boise, ID 83702.

When is it Open?

The Boise Brick House is open during the school year on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2:45-5:30pm. Our drop-in center follows the Boise School District calendar and is not open during most school breaks. During summer break, the Boise Brick House is open on Wednesdays from 10:00am-2:00pm. Some clubs, Youth MOVE groups, and community partners may coordinate with our staff to use the Boise Brick House outside of normal drop-in space hours.

Our Programs

FYIdaho staff plans fun and engaging activities for high schoolers to participate in each day at the Boise Brick House. These activities range from movies & media, to cooking & baking, arts & crafts, games & recreation, wellness, and activities with community partners and FYIdaho Teen Leaders. High school participants are welcome to relax and hang out in our space even if they are not participating in our scheduled programming; we have plenty of supplies and space to relax or do homework.

Monthly Activity Schedule

  • 1st and 3rd week:
    • Mondays: Movies & Media
    • Tuesdays: Cooking & Baking
    • Wednesdays: Wellness
  • 2nd and 4th week:
    • Mondays: Arts & Crafts
    • Tuesdays: Games & Recreation
    • Wednesdays: Community partner or FYIdaho Teen Leadership workshop or event

To stay informed about upcoming activities and events, check out the Calendar at the bottom of this webpage and follow us on Instagram @theboisebrickhouse.

Interested in using our space?

Are you interested in using the Boise Brick House for a student club, teen group, or study group meeting? Is your organization interested in partnering with FYIdaho to host a workshop, event, or activity at the Boise Brick House? Email mtitelbaum@fyidaho.org or call/ text 208-907-1393 to schedule with us or learn more!

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  • The Boise Brick House: Clay and Make Your Own Charcuterie Board
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    May 3, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is open Mondays-Wednesdays from 2:45-5:30pm for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

  • Boise High School’s Table Top Gaming Club
    3:30 PM-4:30 PM
    May 3, 2023

    Join Boise High School’s Table-top gaming club to play Magic the Gathering most Tuesdays after school at the Boise Brick House!

  • Youth MOVE Social Support
    5:00 PM-6:30 PM
    May 3, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    Youth MOVE Social Support is a peer-led by a trained teen leader with support and supervision from a Families and Youth of Idaho staff member. This wellness group is aimed towards high schoolers who identify as neurodivergent, as well as other teens who would benefit from the group. Teens will have opportunities to practice self advocacy, discuss mental health, and form positive social connections. Group meetings will involve lessons, discussions, and educational activities as well as recreation and games. We intend to form a tight-knit community of friends who can help each other through the transitions of adolescence and young adulthood.

    This group meets at the Boise Brick House which is located at the Idaho Federation of Families office at 704 N 7th Street Boise ID, 83702. Snacks and drinks will be provided and masks must be worn inside unless actively eating or drinking.

    If you are interested in the group, contact Madeline Titelbaum at mtitelbaum@idahofederation.org.

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  • Youth MOVE Discord
    7:00 PM-8:15 PM
    May 7, 2023

    Youth MOVE Discord (YM Discord) is a statewide virtual program for high schoolers throughout Idaho to provide peer emotional support to one another and practice mental health advocacy.  YM Discord is meant for high schoolers who live in rural areas, teens who prefer connecting virtually, or can’t attend our in person Youth MOVE groups for other reasons. Participants communicate throughout the week via the various chat channels on the serve and meet via voice channel once a week to discuss mental health topics, do check-ins, and play games. 

     

    To learn more, fill out our interest form here. 

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  • CMHA: PhotoVoice Art Gallery at the Boise Brick House
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    May 9, 2023

    Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is held every year during the first week of May (National Mental Health Awareness Month) — is a national campaign that raises awareness and funds to promote better mental health for children.

    PhotoVoice is a method of research where participants develop prompts and take photographs to represent their responses to the prompts. With support from students at the College of Idaho, FYIdaho teens developed prompts about youth mental health. Teens across Idaho submitted photos.

    The Boise Brick House is hosting a PhotoVoice gallery on Tuesday, May 11th between 2:45-5:30pm. Teens, families, teachers, and community partners are invited to appreciate their art! Flying M cookies and Lemon Tree lemonade will be provided. 🙂

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  • Youth MOVE Discord
    7:00 PM-8:15 PM
    May 14, 2023

    Youth MOVE Discord (YM Discord) is a statewide virtual program for high schoolers throughout Idaho to provide peer emotional support to one another and practice mental health advocacy.  YM Discord is meant for high schoolers who live in rural areas, teens who prefer connecting virtually, or can’t attend our in person Youth MOVE groups for other reasons. Participants communicate throughout the week via the various chat channels on the serve and meet via voice channel once a week to discuss mental health topics, do check-ins, and play games. 

     

    To learn more, fill out our interest form here. 

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  • The Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    May 15, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is open Mondays-Wednesdays from 2:45-5:30pm for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • The Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    May 16, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is open Mondays-Wednesdays from 2:45-5:30pm for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • The Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    May 17, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is open Mondays-Wednesdays from 2:45-5:30pm for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

  • Boise High School’s Table Top Gaming Club
    3:30 PM-4:30 PM
    May 17, 2023

    Join Boise High School’s Table-top gaming club to play Magic the Gathering most Tuesdays after school at the Boise Brick House!

  • Youth MOVE Social Support
    5:00 PM-6:30 PM
    May 17, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    Youth MOVE Social Support is a peer-led by a trained teen leader with support and supervision from a Families and Youth of Idaho staff member. This wellness group is aimed towards high schoolers who identify as neurodivergent, as well as other teens who would benefit from the group. Teens will have opportunities to practice self advocacy, discuss mental health, and form positive social connections. Group meetings will involve lessons, discussions, and educational activities as well as recreation and games. We intend to form a tight-knit community of friends who can help each other through the transitions of adolescence and young adulthood.

    This group meets at the Boise Brick House which is located at the Idaho Federation of Families office at 704 N 7th Street Boise ID, 83702. Snacks and drinks will be provided and masks must be worn inside unless actively eating or drinking.

    If you are interested in the group, contact Madeline Titelbaum at mtitelbaum@idahofederation.org.

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  • Youth MOVE Discord
    7:00 PM-8:15 PM
    May 21, 2023

    Youth MOVE Discord (YM Discord) is a statewide virtual program for high schoolers throughout Idaho to provide peer emotional support to one another and practice mental health advocacy.  YM Discord is meant for high schoolers who live in rural areas, teens who prefer connecting virtually, or can’t attend our in person Youth MOVE groups for other reasons. Participants communicate throughout the week via the various chat channels on the serve and meet via voice channel once a week to discuss mental health topics, do check-ins, and play games. 

     

    To learn more, fill out our interest form here. 

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  • The Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    May 22, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is open Mondays-Wednesdays from 2:45-5:30pm for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • The Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    May 23, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is open Mondays-Wednesdays from 2:45-5:30pm for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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  • The Boise Brick House Programming
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    May 24, 2023
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    The Boise Brick House is an after-school drop-in space for 9-12th graders in the Treasure Valley to hang out with friends, eat free food, attend fun events, and have empowering conversations about mental wellness. The Boise Brick House is open Mondays-Wednesdays from 2:45-5:30pm for arts & crafts, games, movies, music, cooking & baking, and more! Follow us on Instagram, @theboisebrickhouse to keep up with our activities!

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Contact our Youth Programs Coordinator, Madeline Titelbaum

FYIdaho serves parents and caregivers of youth with mental health challenges through direct support and education.

Youth MOVE Idaho (YMI), a chapter of Youth MOVE National, serves youth through programs that focus on peer support and advocacy.