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YMCA Afterschool Care
Free Horizons Afterschool Program
For Intermediate and Middle School Students

Horizon provides a safe environment for middle school students outside of the traditional academic day. The program is designed to engage students in enrichment experiences and improve academic achievement while building leadership skills and confidence by empowering youth.

A girl smiles at the camera in a tilted photo. Horizons partners with many community organizations to provide fun and engaging activities. Students in Horizons get to cook in the FEAST club, enjoy the portable planetarium with the Asheville Museum of Science, or learn African Drumming or Circus with Leaf in Schools and Streets and perform at the LEAF festival in May. Horizons also supports school clubs led by teachers and facilitates Horizons clubs like Art, Sports, Photography, Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and Creative Writing. There’s something for everyone at the YMCA Horizon program.

Horizons is funded through community and federal grants, making it no cost to families.

Mon.-Thurs., 3-6:30 p.m.

Enroll online and view the parent handbook.

Call the YMCA Business Office at 828-210-2273 or visit us at 40 North Merrimon Ave., Asheville, NC 28804 

You can reach Horizons Youth Development Program director Angel Chandler at 828-210-5053 or [email protected].

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, [email protected], 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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