PSA: Find out more about the afterschool program offered by Asheville Parks and Rec

Press release

From the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department

Asheville, NC – The Afterschool Program offered by Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts offers licensed, quality child care for families, and provides supervised recreation and enrichment activities for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program operates on regular school days (2:30-6 p.m.), teacher workdays and school holidays. The After School Program is located at Vance Elementary School. Activities include arts and crafts, group games, homework time and special events.

The Afterschool Program also provides nutritious snacks daily through participation in the US. Department of Agriculture funded Child and Adult Food Care Program. Meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled participants. Children who are TANF recipients or who are members of SNAP or FDPIR households or are Head Start participants, are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For more information about the afterschool program or to request a registration packet, contact Dee Black at (828) 259-5809 or


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