Items tagged: Y on the Fly

Champaign Police Help Prepare Students for School

As we prepare for the school year, the Champaign Police Department has joined several area school supply events to ensure that Champaign students have everything they need to get underway. From July 11 to August 7, 2023, CPD hosted a collection box for the Y on the Fly Backpack Collection Drive. During this four-week drive, […]


Y on the Fly Launch

Wednesday, February 8th, community members and partners gathered to celebrate the launch of the Y on the Fly after-school site (2422 W. Springfield Ave. Champaign.) Y on the Fly seeks to deliver a “Y without walls” programming experience directly to underserved communities who lack transportation and critical resources for youth development and success. After-school participants […]


“Cocoa With a Cop” Fills new Y on the Fly Space with Fun

On December 10, 2022, staff from the Champaign Police Department (CPD) joined the Stephens Family YMCA “Y on the Fly” team at their new facility for their first event, Cocoa with a Cop. More than 30 parents and children attended the event, which featured hot cocoa and assorted treats, gingerbread houses, a coloring station, build-your-own […]


City Funds On-Site Programming for Area Youth

On October 18, 2022, the City Council approved an agreement with Stephen’s Family YMCA for onsite “Y on the Fly” youth programming in the Countrybrook and Champaign Park Apartments neighborhood. This is part of the City’s Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint initiative to improve community safety. This space will also be available for Blueprint and […]