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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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    August 3, 2022

    The Boise Brick House

    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    August 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 mtitelbaum@idahofederation.org for more information.

  • 03
    August 3, 2022

    Youth MOVE Social Support

    2:30 PM-4:00 PM
    August 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 mtitelbaum@idahofederation.org.

  • 04
    August 4, 2022

    YMI Leadership Luncheon

    1:00 PM-2:30 PM
    August 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 mtitelbaum@idahofederation.org.

  • 10
    August 10, 2022

    The Boise Brick House

    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    August 10, 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 mtitelbaum@idahofederation.org for more information.

  • 17
    August 17, 2022

    The Boise Brick House: Donuts & Games

    2:45 PM-5:30 PM
    August 17, 2022

    Eat free donuts, play games and help us plan for the school year!

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.