IRL: Asheville Middle School

IRL provides high quality, hands-on, equitable, and accessible after-school programming for all Asheville City Schools middle school students.  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.

At the STEAM Studio, students in Arts 310 – Creating Steam with Teens, are allowed to serve as mentors and co-collaborators in a service-learning experience that involves projects built around self empowerment through making and doing. We utilize computer aided design and hand skills to realize both individual projects and collaborative projects to support local non-profits.