Y On The Fly

Y on the Fly Book Drive Now Through May 23rd

1. DONATE NEW OR GENTLY USED BOOKS
    Donate books to the Y on the Fly program for readers 12 and under.

2. SUPPORT THE Y ON THE FLY PROGRAM
    This program contains mobile units designed to deliver critical services to youth outside the walls of our physical YMCA locations & program sites. 

3. GIVE THE GIFT OF READING THIS SUMMER
    Your donations can make sure every child served by Y on the Fly has a book to read and will help to increase literacy rates across the Mid-South. 

Donate your new or gently used books at the following locations:

  • Any YMCA Branch
  • Shelby County District Schools Office       
  • Arlington Elementary School 
  • Donaldson Elementary                         
  • Lakeland Elementary

The YMCA WITHOUT WALLS

Program Description

The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South is proud to announce our newest program called “Y on the Fly,” which was made possible by a grant of $90,000 from UnitedHealthcare. The program contains two mobile units designed to deliver programs and services to youth in neighborhoods throughout our communities that currently are unable to take full advantage of YMCA programs and services.

The “Y on the Fly” program seeks to deliver a “Y without walls” programming experience directly to communities outside of the Y’s current service areas and will allow our organization to serve more neighborhoods and more children than ever before. This “Y without walls” experience delivers food, education, books, games, physical activity, swim safety lessons, and enrichment activities that are designed to encourage learning and inspire imagination. In addition to Y programming, other nonprofits, healthcare providers, and community organizations will be able to come alongside the Y on the Fly units and deliver additional family and youth services such as vision care, dental, immunizations, and more.

For more information about Y on the Fly and how to get involved, please contact: yonthefly@ymcamemphis.org