Y on the Fly, (aka YOTF) is a mobile YMCA, OR “The Y without the walls” that provides food, fun and fitness. No registration required.
- YOTF will serve a USDA approved meal to youth 18 and under at select sites (if a school is serving a meal, we are not allowed to also serve meals there)! But we will still have a snack.
- Meet us at the Y van for FOOD, FUN, & FITNESS!
- FREE TO ALL
- Our trained and caring staff will be present to encourage safe social distancing and play.
- This program is FREE to the public and NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
Vision Statement: B. Reading, B. Active: Catch the Buzz
Mission Statement: To reach students throughout Barry County providing access to summer reading and active learning.
The B. Bus, owned by the YMCA of Barry County, is operated through a collaboration between the Y, Delton-Kellogg Schools, Hastings Area School System, Thornapple Kellogg Schools, Maple Valley Schools, Thornapple Credit Union and Hastings Public Library. Our team is on a mission to keep Barry County kids and families reading all summer. It is proven that students who do not read during the summer lose months of learning, and teachers spend several weeks in review at the beginning of each school year. Our goal is to reduce this learning loss by creating a fun, reading environment.
The B. Bus will visit neighborhoods throughout the county on specific days during the summer, Monday-Friday. At stops, participants will have the opportunity to checkout books, listen to stories, and engage in activities.
Donor Spotlight Thank you to all who have donated!
Thank you to our gifts from the Barry Community Foundation and it’s partners.