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

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 preform at the LEAF festival in May.  Horizons also support school clubs led by teachers and facilities Horizons clubs like Art, Sports, Photography, Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and Creative Writing.

There’s something for everyone at the YMCA Horizon program.

To find out more and enroll your student:

Enroll online and view the parent handbook at: 


Contact or visit the YMCA Business Office at:        
40 North Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804 828-210-2273

Contact the Site Director at your student’s school:  
erwin21@ymcawnc.org  or call 828-775-4489


Monday - Thursday3:00-6:30 p.m.