Coach MacKinnon funds recreation for at risk youth

by Idaho Youth Ranch, Inc.


This project helps children recover from abuse, neglect and crisis and develop healthy coping skills through daily therapeutic recreation and weekly recreation skills group counseling.

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The recreation program benefits youth, ages 9-17, who are homeless, abandoned, neglected, abused, or runaways, through education, physical fitness, self esteem building, improving healthy coping skills, community involvement, building on strengths, fostering independence, creating awareness of recreation opportunities throughout southwest Idaho. "Hays Shelter Home is an inspiration; it is a catalyst for changing young lives."- Coach MacKinnon


The project will provide 148 children with opportunities to participate in daily recreational activities, educational activities, art projects, field trips, and service learning, in addition to a 1 hour weekly recreation group therapy class.

Long-Term Impact

This project will help 148 at-risk children by providing a safety net throughout their teen years, restoring their self-esteem & confidence, and giving them lifelong skills & knowledge needed to overcome their circumstances & create a better life.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Idaho Youth Ranch
Hays Shelter Home

Organization Information

Idaho Youth Ranch, Inc.

Location: Boise, ID - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Mary Holden
Project Leader:
Mary Holden
Boise, Idaho United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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