REGISTRATION for Spring session is open now!

What are you doing after school this year?

IRL provides high quality, hands-on, equitable, and accessible after-school programming for all Asheville City Schools middle school students. IRL offers scholarships available to students/families. IRL partners with Asheville City Schools transportation to provide bussing around the city and in the evenings to increase access for students and families. By partnering with 30+ community organizations and professionals, IRL has developed unique youth-informed programs to meet the demands of Asheville City Schools middle school students.

Get involved with IRL!

Interested in building meaningful relationships with kids ages 11-14 in an after-school setting? We have a number of ways to get involved and volunteer with IRL! 

As a volunteer, you can meet us at Asheville Middle School once a week from 3-5pm to support a small group of students before, during, and after their programs. Only available during the day? We've got several opportunities for office-related tasks daily before 2:30pm. You could also help us take pictures from 4-5pm. 

Have Questions? Need more Information? Ready to Volunteer? Contact us at: