Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

ARL: Educational Resources in North Carolina

north carolinaashe countywatauga countywilkes county

Click on the box to find out more about area resources
North Carolina and the High Country
The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.
boy scouts of america
Visit scouting.org to find out about the Boy Scouts of America. Scouting is adventure, family, fun, character, leadership, and so much more! In scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

data:image/png;base64,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

The Family Support Network at Mission Children's Hospital is a parent-to parent program serving families of children with special needs. FSN offers outreach and community activities; emotional support; education and training; guidance navigating systems; and resources on many facets of caregiving to parents, caregivers, community agencies and professionals serving children with special health care and developmental needs.

girl scouts

Visit girlscouts.org to learn more about Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership—from taking a night-time hike under the stars to accepting a mission on the International Space Station; from lobbying the city council with her troop to holding a seat in Congress; from running her own cookie business today to tackling cybersecurity tomorrow.

https://www.girlsontherun.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/logo.png

Girls on the Run of the High Country inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one-of-a-kind.
nc cooperative extension
NC Cooperative Extension has offices in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties with 4-H Youth Development in all three counties. 
For more resources in your community, visit Resource Exchange for Appalachian Community Health (REACH) from Appalachian State University,
Ashe County
ashe arts
The Ashe County Arts Council is committed to promoting the arts as a hallmark of an active, engaged community.
image89
Ashe Really Cares provides food, clothing, household items, and books and toys to children and families in need.
generation excellent
Generation Excellent is a Christian ministry that offers drama and music programs unified in faith. Generation Excellent is based in Ashe County.
Imagination Ashe Square Logo
Imagination Ashe provides a gift of free books every month to Ashe County children from birth to five years old through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. In addition, Imagination Ashe hosts community events in support of early literacy.
Partnership of Ashe works to create opportunities for success for children and families in Ashe County. The Partnership provides A Safe Home for Everyone (A.S.H.E.), Family Foundations, Triple P, and early childhood and education programs.

western youth network

Western Youth Network offers after school and summer camp in Ashe County.
Watauga County
Watauga Children's Council to host child care information session on Aug.  12 | Community | wataugademocrat.com
The Children's Council of Watauga County works to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development by strengthening families, the early childhood system, and the wider community.
The Children's Playhouse- Boone, NC
Children's Playhouse offers music, art, and science programs for kids of all ages.
Turchin Center (@TurchinCenter) | Twitter
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University engages visitors from the university, community, nation and beyond in creating unique experiences through dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach and collection programs, including free art classes for kids.

western youth network

Western Youth Network offers mentoring, after school, summer camp, and community health to Watauga County.
Wilkes County

WAG_logo_darkgray.png

Wilkes Art Gallery offers art classes for kids during the summer and school year. While the gallery is not currently offering on-site classes, they do have many art-at-home projects available.
Wilkes Community Partnership for Children builds and supports programs designed to ensure that children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Programs include Circle of Parents, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Cooking Matters, and more.
Wilkes Playmakers hosts theatre workshops and classes for kids during the summer and school year.

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina has two facilities in Wilkes County, the Wilkes Family YMCA, and the Wilkes Express YMCA.