BYC marks another first in its 86 year history with the addition of the Baker Bus. Baker Youth Club now provides transportation from an additional three elementary schools to the Club afterschool. Baker Youth Club reopens afterschool Satellite Clubs at North Webster, Syracuse, and Claypool Elementary.
BYC expands its programs again, opening satellite locations in Milford, Leesburg and opened its first middle school program at Wawasee Middle School.
BYC purchases and renovates old YMCA. Since the time BYC started providing transportation to their facility they have seen steady growth. Averaging over 100 children per night BYC was limited on space and the ability to provide quality programming to the middle/high school student. The transition into the new facility gives them the space needed to continue to grow and improve the K-12 programming and focus o building a solid middle/high school program. BYC has identified 3 rooms, a café lounge, game room and gymnasium that will be for 7-12 grade students only. BYC’s goal to provide a safe place for the students to grow socially, physically and academically.
June 8, 2015:
BYC opens the doors to their new facility at 1401 E. Smith St. (the old YMCA). The larger, renovated building has allowed BYC to grow its programming again. In the first 4 months BYC has seen their afterschool program grow from 90-100 children per night to 180-190 students! They are seeing over 90 students use the homework rooms nightly with certified teachers, serving 150 free snacks per night (up from 70) and providing over 100 free meals a night (up from 50) to those children attending the program! Currently BYC has 5 buses transporting children. BYC has 2 buses picking up and the Warsaw Community School system is transporting students from 3 schools. Once again, BYC sees its programs growing and providing a service like no one else in our community.