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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: Sushi Go Board game competition
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    November 8, 2022
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    Join us for a Sushi Go board game competition for a chance to win a gift card of your choice!

  • FYIdaho Teen Leadership Program: Peer Mentor meeting
    3:30 PM-4:30 PM
    November 8, 2022
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    FYIdaho’s Teen Leadership program provides training, mentorship and leadership opportunities for high schoolers in the Treasure Valley who are passionate about their community and mental health awareness. FYIdaho Teen Leaders receive leadership and mental health training from FYIdaho staff. With support from FYIdaho staff and community partners, Teen Leaders develop and execute a personal project related to community mental health needs and their developed passions and interests.

     

    At peer mentor meetings, FYIdaho Teen Leaders gather to brainstorm and provide support to one another as they plan their personal projects.

    Interested in learning more? Contact mtitelbaum@fyidaho.org with questions.

  • Youth MOVE Discord
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    November 8, 2022

    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: One Stone’s Project Good & Chik-Fil-A nuggets
    4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    November 9, 2022
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    Come to the Boise Brick House to eat Chik-Fil-A nuggets and learn about One Stone’s Project Good and how you can get involved with their work!

  • Youth MOVE Social Support
    5:00 PM-6:30 PM
    November 9, 2022

    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 Downtown
    3:30 PM-4:30 PM
    November 16, 2022
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    Youth MOVE Downtown (YM Downtown) is an in-person group for high schoolers in the Treasure Valley area to practice mental health advocacy and provide peer emotional support to one another. Together we access mental wellness resources, play games to build community, and participate in activities that destigmatize mental health challenges.

     

    Come to our interest meeting to learn more about the group or fill out our interest form here. Food and drinks will be provided!

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  • Youth MOVE Discord
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    November 22, 2022

    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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  • Youth MOVE Social Support
    5:00 PM-6:30 PM
    November 23, 2022

    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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  • The Boise Brick House: Cinnamon Rolls & Collaging with Youth MOVE Downtown
    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    November 30, 2022
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    Join Youth MOVE Downtown for their cinnamon rolls and collaging activity.

  • Youth MOVE Downtown
    3:30 PM-4:30 PM
    November 30, 2022
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    Youth MOVE Downtown (YM Downtown) is an in-person group for high schoolers in the Treasure Valley area to practice mental health advocacy and provide peer emotional support to one another. Together we access mental wellness resources, play games to build community, and participate in activities that destigmatize mental health challenges.

     

    Come to our interest meeting to learn more about the group or fill out our interest form here. Food and drinks will be provided!

  • Youth MOVE Social Support
    5:00 PM-6:30 PM
    November 30, 2022
    704 N 7th Street Boise, Idaho 83702

    Youth MOVE Social Support will be 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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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.