The Indianola Community Youth Foundation exists to
give back to the Indianola youth and community.

ICYF Nutrition Banners are in the schools!

November 18th, 2015

The 10 banners featuring Indianola High School seniors are now out in the local school district. There are 2 banners in each elementary school, and 2 more in the Blake Fieldhouse. Be sure to stop and look at them.

The group banner will be rotated through local business throughout the year. If you know of an Indianola business who would be interested in displaying the banner, please contact us.

Thanks again to MRogalla Photography for donating her time and talents to this project, and to the Indianola School District for allowing us to post these in the schools.


ICYF Nutrition Banners for 2015-2016

September 29th, 2015

From left to right: Jack Jensen, Gracie McConnell, Blake Upchurch, Paige Nicholson, Joe Howard, Casey Blake, Joslyn Hagener, Jimmy Aiello, Maddie Glascock, Oleg Nochvay, Hannah Lester

ICYF  has partnered with Jennifer DeWall at Nutrition in Motion to create free sports-specific nutrition plans for the Indianola community. To help promote healthy eating habits and good character, we worked with Molly Rogalla and created banners to be rotated around at the local elementary schools featuring Indianola High School seniors. These 10 seniors were nominated by their coaches and teachers as people who demonstrate excellent leadership skills and are great teammates. Individual banners featuring these students will be posted as they are made available. Be sure to look for them in the schools, and the group banners in local businesses.

**If you are interested in learning more about this campaign, please contact ICYF, MRogalla Photography, or Nutrition in Motion.**

ICYF Open Gym Schedule — Fall 2015

September 23rd, 2015

With the beginning of the school year in August, ICYF changes the open gym times from the afternoons to the evenings. For most of the school year (August-May), ICYF open gym is 6-9 pm, Monday-Thursday evenings. Starting in October, we will have open gym on weekends from 1-5 pm, unless an event is happening in the Blake Fieldhouse. Please remember to check the calendar page to see when the Blake Fieldhouse is available.

Open gym hours are extended to 5:45-9:30 pm for much of the winter season, and there will be open gym over Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks in November and December. Exact times and dates will be announced closer to the holidays.

ICYF Open Gym is free to the Indianola community. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times during open gym. Please bring your own equipment to use for open gym–we cannot guarantee we will have items available for others to borrow at open gym.

Summer 2015 Open Gym Schedule

June 17th, 2015

On weekday afternoons during the summer months, ICYF will have open gym from 1-4 pm in the Blake Fieldhouse. If there are camps or tournaments in the Fieldhouse, there will not be open gym. We will do our best to update the schedule on the website, and through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Most mornings, the high school football, volleyball, and/or boys and girls basketball teams are holding their own open gym times. Check with the coaches for the respective sports for those schedules. The overall district calendar is found here.

On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, IBA is holding a skills clinic in the Blake Fieldhouse.

The Blake Fieldhouse is scheduled to be closed July 27-August 7 for maintenance and repair work. There will be no open gym or any other activities in the Fieldhouse those weeks.

When is the Blake Fieldhouse available for open gym?

LATE START TUESDAY & THURSDAY–8th grade basketball games

Mondays-Thursdays 5:45-9:30 pm

Weekends 1-5 pm

The upper track ONLY is available from 5:30-6:30 am on weekdays, too.

**Please check our calendar page for school activities that change the start time for open gym (volleyball, basketball, or wrestling events) or events on the weekends that cancel open gym (tournaments, craft fairs).**

On weeknights, various local athletic leagues hold practices on courts 2, 3 and 4 at different times throughout the evening. Court 1 (Shull Family Court) will remain available for Open Gym. If no practice is happening on a court, that space can be used for Open Gym as well. Please limit games on Court 1 to half court so more people are able to use the space.

Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult during open gym. Open Gym includes access to the upper track.

Schedule changes will be sent out on our Facebook page, Twitter account, and to our email address list for open gym updates (sign up form found below).

Click here for the school district calendar of activities.

The Chris Street Memorial Gymnasium, also located at the Indianola Middle School, is managed by the school and open at various times throughout the year.