***As of 8/30/17 the following programs are FULL

Monday - Parks and Rec Adventure Experience, Bike Club, UNCA New Media, Journeymen. 
Tuesday - Next Level Cooking, Creative Computing, Savage World. 
Wednesday - Health Career Academy. 
Thursday - Flag Football, Asheville on Bikes, Top Chef, Pottery, Darkroom Photography.
Friday - Asheville Museum of Science, YWCA workouts, Game club.


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.

KEy Dates:

  • IRL Fall 2017 programming dates: Monday September 11th - Friday November 17th.

  • Fall registration opened Monday August 7th.

  • Parents  can now make program fees and register online beginning in August.


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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: