Boise Back to School Resources

Dated: July 28 2020

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With schools less than a month out from opening (hopefully), you may be scrambling to get all of the back to school items you might need for your children. It’s a new school year after a long spring and summer, so preparing your students to get back to the classroom or in front of their computers may be a challenge! Don’t let a lack of supplies or resources stop you from starting the year off on the right foot! If these aren’t resources you’ll need, share them with your networks and communities - you never know who may need some extra help this fall!


Here are some resources that can help students start the school year strong!


Ada County Assistance League Operation School Supplies - This yearly endeavor provides school supplies to over 15,000 K-8 students each school year. If you need assistance with school supplies, contact the counselor of the school your student will be attending to make a request for supplies. 


Computers for Kids - If your student needs a computer for online education needs, this is a great place to start! Any K-12 students who live in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington can apply for a computer once a year. The parents and students fill out an online application and the student writes their own essay about why they need a computer for school to complete the application process. 


Before & After School Care with Treasure Valley Family YMCA - The Treasure Valley YMCA School-Age programs offer part-time and full-time child care for the kiddos in your life! Pre-registration is required as group sizes may be limited at certain locations. Every day, children get hands-on activity time, homework help, and lots of physical activity. Options are available for students in grades K-8. Transportation to/from is available from several Boise-area schools. 


Clothes Shopping for Teens at The Closet - Community donations help stock this storefront in Boise! Founded in 2010, The Closet is a store where Ada County teens (grades 6-12) can schedule a private, one-hour shopping appointment with a personal stylist to help them fill their closets with up to 12 new items that they’ve chosen for themselves. These items can be clothing, toiletries, socks, accessories, and brand new undergarments. 


Many of these organizations also need volunteers - which might be a perfect fit if one of your students needs community service hours this year! Working hands-on with organizations that help peers and their community would be a great way to fulfill those requirements. 

Start the year off strong and reach out to these organizations if you’re looking for support with getting back to school this year. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer vacation!

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Scott Trefaller

Scott grew up in Orange County, CA. and he and his family moved to Boise in 1972. He graduated from Meridian High School, then obtained a BA in Marketing from Boise State University. He has over 20 ye....

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