Youth Services

Crossnore afterschool students making homemade fries.

The Avery YO! program is an afterschool program that is located in each school in Avery County. We focus on serving at-risk youth from Kindergarten through Middle School with tutoring, mentoring, social enrichment and health/nutrition.  In the 2017-2018 school year, we plan to serve 250 students.  The mission of YO! is to “encourage each student and his/her family to reach their full potential by providing all-encompassing enrichment opportunities, hands-on learning, and experiential activities in a fun, safe, and high quality learning environment.”


The Mountain Adventures Summer Day Camp is held at Cove Creek Elementary School each summer.  The summer program was not only created to assist families that are in need of childcare this summer, but to also provide enrichment throughout the summer to keep students active and involved socially. Mountain Adventures Summer Day Camp offers students many opportunities throughout the summer. Students will go swimming, go on enriching field trips, have site visits from a variety of guest speakers, participate in outdoor games & hiking, enjoy arts & crafts projects, tutoring, and much more. We will also provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day.