Idaho is famous for outdoor recreation, and its landscape is bursting with variety! Mountains soar above 12,000 feet and canyons plunge to form the deepest river gorge in North America, Hells Canyon. With over one million acres of wilderness area, Idaho has more wilderness than any other state in the lower 48. Its thirteen national forests are great for fishing, hiking and hunting, and the backcountry is filled with mountain trails for backpacking and exploring wildlife.
Not only does Idaho’s Snake River provide irrigation for otherwise dry lands, but the air currents it creates also help temper the extremes of winter and summer temperatures, creating a perfect climate for Idaho’s vineyards. Thirty-four of Idaho’s forty wineries are located in the Snake River Valley.
Boise is the Capitol of Idaho and offers tremendous access to the Boise River, fine dining, art, culture, music, sporting events and more! Just a quick drive from any of our placement communities, Boise is a great place to go for dinner and a movie or a weekend getaway. The Twilight Critterium, Jaialdi, Broncos Football, and the Downtown Market are just some of this great city’s offerings.
Corps members are required to pass the PRAXIS II exam for all subjects they are hired to teach.
Boise State University
Our program consists of all corps members completing 12 credits at Boise State University. Boise State accepts tuition deferment and if you are eligible, you can apply your AmeriCorps award to your program. Costs will vary depending on program and track. It is important to note these are projects and are dependent upon in-state tuition rates and a year to year agreement with Boise State University. If you have any questions or concerns about tuition or ongoing certification, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nampa is located in Southwest Idaho. Nampa is the second largest city in Idaho and offers quick access to Boise and the rest of the Treasure Valley.
Nampa has a great moderate climate with a true four seasons, making it the perfect base camp for your Idaho lifestyle.
Located in the middle of Idaho’s wine country, Nampa is a short distance from skiing, rafting, hiking, hunting and fishing! There are also museums, markets, golf courses, fine dining and shopping available next to this outdoor wonderland.
Whether you’re sharing a large home or renting a single apartment, Nampa offers affordable housing at approximately $300-$600 per month.
Nampa is more to us than just great amenities, though! With six of our 20 corps members teaching in Nampa schools, we expect to be able to reach about 400 students this year alone, What’s better than living in the community you serve!