The Asheville Area Arts Council is the collective voice for the arts, advancing Buncombe County by delivering resources, developing innovative collaborations, and fostering creativity in the community.
We envision the Asheville area as a region where the arts inspire our innovative spirit, celebrate our rich cultural diversity, recognize our valuable history, and encourage our individual and community involvement. The Asheville Area Arts Council values sustainability, collaboration, innovation and the transformative power of the arts. We believe the arts are the foundation for a sustainable, prosperous, diverse community and critical to the future success of Asheville and Buncombe County.
The Asheville Tennis Association strives to provide "one voice for Asheville Tennis." Tennis is played world-wide by thousands regardless of age, gender or race. Whether you're a recreational player or a competitive player, the ATA wants to help you find the right environment to improve your tennis skills. Play tennis now and play it for life!
Whether you're new to tennis or have been playing for years, the Asheville Tennis Association wants to provide a tennis culture where everyone can play. As a 501 c3 non-profit, our mission is to introduce tennis to new players and help enhance tennis skills for life-long players. The ATA provides tennis programs and events for players of all ages and advocates for the construction and/or improvement of public tennis facilities.
As a community outreach program, our goal is to make tennis accessible and affordable to players of all ages and abilities. We are "One Voice for Asheville Tennis."
Our dedicated parents contribute countless volunteer hours and raise tens of thousands of dollars each year for our school. The PTO, or parent group, includes all families of Claxton students. Some of the services the PTO provides include the following: For Students – After-School Arts classes; playground redesign; gardening education; scholarships, holiday shopping, food and books for students in need; family nights at community centers; community service; dances For Teachers – Money for classroom supplies and books, mini grants, staff appreciation meals and gifts, room reps, volunteers in classrooms & more For Families – Social events & potlucks, school tours, student directory, yearbooks, Bear Pack (male volunteers), holiday lunches, concerts, fundraisers For the Arts Magnet Theme – Cultural assemblies, visiting artists, art garden, After-School Arts, grant requests for murals, etc.
Iron Girls is an innovative after school program for 12-14 year old adolescent girls who would otherwise not have access to a CrossFit. Through the mental and physical strength required to complete a crossfit type workout, these girls would learn important life skills not only regarding health and wellness, but also the confidence to be able to assert themselves in life.
IRON GIRLS was created by Amber Beane, and in partnership with Becca Lee and Anne Squires in response to the childhood obesity crisis and the research that shows that girls feel most negatively about their bodies and are more likely to develop eating problems in adolescence (Attie & Brooks-Gunn, 1989). This is a crisis that needs to be addressed as these girls move into adulthood.
IRON GIRLS intends to create an environment where girls grow up valuing fitness and nutrition, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are given the opportunity to improve their health, fitness, and personal development. After school, they go to CrossFit Asheville where they sweat alongside other members of their local community - firefighters, lawyers, doctors, businessmen, soccer moms, etc.
CrossFit offers a positive framework and community to help at-risk youth girls grow into stronger and healthier individuals- both physically and mentally. Working out and eating well become second nature, and they learn life lessons in a supportive environment as they learn to push themselves to work hard and strive for something greater while developing a sense of who they are and what they are truly capable of!
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