Wilmington Youth Center for Inspiration, Recreation and Education (WIRE)
Located on the corner of Orange and 11th Streets downtown, WIRE supports the needs of at-risk students and their families in a safe environment by providing free, positive, daily afterschool programming to New Hanover County students.
The afterschool program at WIRE provides STEM-based activities and targeted tutoring that is designed to improve each student’s math and literacy skills.
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Our 21st CCLC programs provide after school, academically focused enrichment opportunities for students. We incorporate targeted tutoring, homework support, and engaging enrichment activities daily, with transportation provided. Communities In Schools serves students at Burgaw Middle, Cape Fear Middle, West Pender Middle, Penderlea School, Pender High School, and Heide Trask High School. Students also enjoy field trips, college tours, robotics teams, and more. Outcomes of the program include increased attendance, decreased discipline referrals, increased parental involvement and improved proficiency in reading and STEM-related courses.
Partners and Volunteers Needed
Share your hobby, talents or interests with our students by volunteering! Visit as frequently as each week, or drop in for a fun activity a few times a year! Our programs need the support of local businesses and organizations to help keep our students on the path to academic achievement.
If you are interested in partnering with us, please call (910) 343-1901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to support the services we provide for local youth.
Share your hobby, talents or interests with our students! Our programs need the support of caring adults to help keep students on the path to academic achievement.