What is the Boise Brick House?
The Boise Brick House (BBH) is an after school drop-in space for 14-18 year olds in downtown Boise, designed for youth ages 14-18 to relax with friends, do homework, eat food, and have empowering discussions about mental health and wellness.
In partnership with Ms. Waters’ Community Leadership class at Boise High School, the Boise Brick House first opened in February 2020. In November of 2021, the Boise Brick House reopened after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Boise Brick House centers around teen voice and leadership; all programming in our drop-in space is developed in collaboration with teen leaders and community partners.
At the Boise Brick House, we take the safety of our participants, teen leaders, and staff seriously. We require that all participants, volunteers, staff, and guests receive at least 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine no more than 6 months prior to entering our space.
Programming at the Boise Brick House includes art and recreation, mental health support and education, and events and workshops in collaboration with community partners and teen leaders.
Participants are welcome to relax and hang out in our space even if they are not participating in our scheduled programming.
Mondays: Therapy dog visits & unstructured hang out day
Tuesdays: Club meetings & Youth MOVE Downtown support group
Wednesdays: Events: recreation, art, community partnership, mental health education, leadership development
Where is BBH Located?
The Boise Brick House is located at the Idaho Federation of Families office at 704 N 7th Street Boise ID, 83702. The Boise Brick House is within walking distance of Boise High School and North Junior High School.
When is it Open?
The Boise Brick House is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesday from 3:15-5:30pm. Outside of these designated times, we are open for club meetings and events on a case by case basis.
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.