Energize Our Neighborhoods | Children & Youth


Children and Youth

One of the City of Boise's goals is to provide services and amenities that enable youth to reach their fullest potential. Early childhood education has been identified as a key turning point and catalyst for academic, social/emotional and eventually community economic success. 

Committee Projects

  • Boise Pre-K Project
    Investing in early childhood is one of the best investments Boise can make. In fact, every $1 invested in early learning saves taxpayers $7-13 dollars. We need your support! 


Livability Indicators

  • Free & Reduced Lunch
    Children from families with incomes at or below 130% of the poverty level are eligible for free meals.

  • Kindergarten Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI)
    The Kindergarten IRI measures "Letter Naming Fluency" and "Letter Sound Fluency."

  • 3rd Grade Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI)
    The 3rd grade IRI score is based on "Reading Curriculum-Based Measures". Teachers listen to a child read graded passages aloud for a minute and calculate the number of words read correct per minute.