Making a Difference: Service Learning at IYR

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Sep 9, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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One of the key ingredients to a promising future is a sense of belonging and feeling connected to others and valued for what you have to offer. That’s why volunteering, or what we call service learning, is such an important part of treatment at IYR.

Harvest at Hays House

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Sep 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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Last April, staff and kids at Hays House moved the backyard garden to a sunny spot beside the greenhouse and built three new garden beds with salvaged concrete blocks. North End Organic Nursery (NEON) donated three cubic yards of rich, fertile soil and Edwards Greenhouse donated cash the kids spent on pumpkin starts.

Learning Through Service at Hays House

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 29, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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Learning Through Service at Hayes House

 In addition to receiving counseling kids in our residential programs spend time every week getting involved in their community through volunteer projects. The Idaho Youth Ranch service learning program has included many community organizations and nonprofits. To date, IYR kids have served more than 100 meals at the Boise Rescue Mission, packed 1500 lbs. of donations at the Idaho Foodbank, delivered 32 meals for Meals on Wheels, and cared for service animals with Mini-Joys, a local non-profit that provides miniature horses for therapeutic healing.