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.
- 03August 3, 2022
Do you need a space to decompress or study this week? The Boise Brick House is an after school drop-in space open to high school students in Boise. It is a safe space for teens to relax with friends, do homework, eat food, and have empowering discussions about mental health and community wellness. This is a place for teens to be leaders in mental health awareness and advocacy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 03August 3, 2022
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 teens ages 14-19 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 email@example.com.
- 04August 4, 2022
- 04August 4, 2022
Youth MOVE Idaho is launching a teen leadership program in Fall 2023. Identified teen leaders will meet on Thursday August 4th from 1:00-2:30pm to discuss their goals and interests for the program. Free food and drinks will be provided and masks must be worn inside unless actively eating or drinking.
The lunch will take place 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 this leadership program, contact Madeline Titelbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 07August 7, 2022
Youth MOVE Idaho (YMI) is a youth driven group which is a part of Youth MOVE National. YMI aims to provide peer emotional support and provide opportunities for mental health advocacy. Did you know that YMI has led the way in creating the Discord meeting space for Youth MOVE. If you are interested in learning more about YMI contact email@example.com
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.