Primary Enrichment Program (K-12yrs)


The YWCA’s Primary Enrichment Program is our learn, play and grow After School curriculum for school age children in Kindergarten through 12 years old.

PEP emphasizes excellent care with a focus on STEM, the arts and reading enrichment. Children in our program learn in many ways through empowerment, respect, culture and healthy eating and academic activities.


The YWCA Advantage 

  • 5-Star State Licensed Center
  • Separate classroom environments allowing students to work in age-appropriate groups
  • Diversity of our students and staff
  • Homework help daily
  • Focus on STEM, The Arts and Reading
  • Transportation provided from select area schools - with early release pick-up
  • Serve Asheville City Schools balanced calendar
  • Focus on the whole child to "build the bridge" to personal success
  • Healthy snacks provided daily
  • Nutrition program to learn about where food comes from and build lifelong healthy eating habits
  • Evening and weekend swim lesson scholarships available for eligible families

Activities to Enrich & Engage

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Swimming
  • USTA Tennis Instruction
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Girl Scouts
  • Field Trips

We've Got You Covered: full-day options

  • Teacher Workdays 
  • Winter Holiday Break Camp
  • Spring Break Camp
  • Summer Camp

PEP Hours: Monday - Friday 3:30 - 6:00 PM 

After School Rates

  • $90 Weekly + $25 Registration Fee
  • Drop-in rate: $40 full day | $25 after school
  • Vouchers are accepted

Download the printable application and return it in person or by email.

For More Information and Enrollment:  828-254-7206 x 111 or

Current Parents, contact: 828-254-7206 x 118

Call 828-254-7206 ext. 9 for inclement weather opening & closing information 


Thanks to Our Funders
The Primary Enrichment Program is supported by the NC Dept. Health & Human Services Child and Adult Care Food Program, Wells Fargo Foundation, Eaton Corporation, YWCA donors, and the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.