YMCA After-School

Free YMCA Horizon Afterschool Program

Enrich and empower middle school youth through school-sponsored clubs, Y club activities, study hall, tutoring, social/emotional learning activities, and community classes. Horizon is funded through community and federal grants, making it free to families. 

Creating Brighter Futures
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.

Horizon partners with many community organizations to provide fun and engaging activities.  Students in Horizon get to cook in the FEAST club or do performance arts with LEAF in Schools and Streets and perform at the LEAF festival in May.  Horizon also support school clubs led by teachers and facilitates clubs like Sports, Filmmaking and Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

There’s something for everyone at the Horizons.

Schedule: school dismissal-4:15 snack and tutoring, 4:15 transport to Reynolds Middle,4:30-5:30 clubs at Reynolds, and 5:30-6:30 – structured free time with parent pick-up.

To find out more and enroll your student:

Enrollment Forms:

Fill out enrollment form and turn in to school office.

Contact Maureen Adamson, YMCA Horizons Program Manager:

madamson@ymcawnc.org or call 828-707-3635

You can contact or visit the YMCA Business Office at:

40 North Merrimon Avenue, Suite 309, Asheville, NC 28804 -  (P) 828-210-2273

 Contact for Spanish speakers: Ann Gillon at 828-210-9645agillon@ymcawnc.org