Y On The Fly

The YMCA Without Walls

 

What is Y On The Fly?

The Y on the Fly program delivers a YMCA without walls programming experience directly to communities outside of the Y’s current service areas and allows us to serve more neighborhoods and more children than ever before.

 

 

 

EDUCATION & READING 

Units contain a mobile library where children will get to pick a book of their choice to take home, helping to increase the child-to-book ratio. Volunteers provide 1-on-1 tutoring in literacy. In addition, enrichment programming is provided in the areas of S.T.E.A.M. 

 

HEALTHY MEALS 

Every child is served a healthy meal or snack, which consists of fresh fruits & vegetables. Volunteers and children get to share a meal together in a food truck dining experience that promotes relationship building among participants.

 

HEALTH & SAFETY 

Y on the Fly delivers a Safety Around Water Program to every child, teaching the necessary skills for children to be safe in and around water. A core component of the program includes games and activities that teach children the importance of physical activity and fun. 

 

IMPACT & SUSTAINABILITY 

We use a network of volunteers to deliver these critical services through corporate partners, churches, and individuals. A network of community partners helps provide extended services around health, dental, vision, and education. These services also extend to the child's family.

 

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HELPING KIDS LEARN, GROW, & THRIVE

 

 

Making An Impact In The Midsouth

Although the poverty rate in Memphis has been declining since 2016, 39% of children in the city still live in poverty. This is the second-highest rate of childhood poverty in the nation for cities with more than 500,000 people. What’s more, a fragmented citywide transportation system can make getting to a YMCA, library or grocery store more difficult than it should be. Transportation is a key social determinant of health, and a lack of transportation may lead to poor health outcomes.

The Y on the Fly program helps address this gap by meeting kids in the neighborhoods where they live and play in places like schools, apartment complexes, childcare centers and afterschool programs.

We need your help to reach more children in the Midsouth!

 

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Make An Impact Through Volunteering

Want to volunteer or send a group of volunteers from your company to serve at a Y on the Fly event? Please fill out the form below to have someone contact you about volunteer opportunities, or email: yonthefly@ymcamemphis.org 

 

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Your Company & Organization Can Make A Difference

Does your company provide a unique service that would be beneficial to families in the midsouth area? Y On The Fly is a convener of partners that can help bring your services to more communities. Some common services we love to provide with our partners are vision screenings, dental services, immunizations, haircuts, and educational services. There are many ways that Y On The Fly can join together with your company to make a greater impact. To get in contact with someone and see how your company can make a difference, contact us at: yonthefly@ymcamemphis.org

 

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