What are you doing after school this year?

Spring Session Enrollment Has Begun!

Spring programing starts February 20th. All enrollment forms due February 16th. Students receive schedule by Friday, February 17th! 

Download Registration Form Here.

Pay your program fees here. For each program there is an $84 suggested donation. Need financial assistance? Contact our office at 828-350-6270. Our guarantee: No child will be turned away on the basis of pay.


Please contact us with any questions at: 828-350-6270


Download the catalog here.

What we do...

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.

To keep up to date with IRL programs and events, "Like" us on Facebook!

Read more about this Fall's programs and click here for important dates for the year. 

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:



Brian Randall
Program Director
Tiffany DE'Bellott
Program Manager