United for Youth Block Party

confetti and balloons against a blue sky


Let's celebrate the youth and families of our community and kick off a new school year.


August 18  |  4 - 6:30 PM
Pack Square Park, Downtown Asheville


Let’s connect and kick off the next school year right! This FREE event will feature youth performers, highlight young leaders, have free food, books, and activities for families and kids of all ages, a DJ, and more.

Partner organizations from across our community will be on hand to share their upcoming programs and services. Come grab your sticker or button with our new youth-created logo and end the summer with some serious fun.

Enjoy the rich talents of local youth 

4:00-4:15 pm: Opening

4:15-4:30 pm: Kynzi

4:45-5:00 pm: Asheville Music School's Fiddle Squad

5:15-5:30 pm: Heart & Soul Dance Company

5:45-6:00 pm: The Carolina Diva Diamondz

6:00 pm: Everyone is invited to the U4Y Group Picture and a special closing set by AVL Rise Squad


Visit these great booths

Asheville Parks & Recreation's Rec n Roll Fun Zone

Photo Booth

Climb onboard a city Fire Truck

Vaccination Tent

and more!


Free Food Provided By

The Ettison Group

AVL Cake Lady

Cooking With Comedy

Island Grill

Jamaican Flavors

Interested in tabling at the United for Youth Block Party? We’d love to have you! Please complete this form and we’ll get back to you quickly.

United Way is recruiting volunteers to support the United for Youth (U4Y) Block Party in Pack Square on Thursday, August 18th. During this family-friendly event, volunteers will participate in setting up, checking in participants, handing out programs, assisting staff, and much more! Head over to United Way's Volunteer Center, Hands on Asheville-Buncombe to sign up today. For more information, contact Audrey Blackburn

United for Youth is a partnership between Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools, the City of Asheville, Buncombe County, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, and local health, social service, higher education, and youth services community partners.

United for Youth partners work together with youth and family leadership to ensure educational outcomes are determined by the high quality of our schools and partner organizations, the abundance and accessibility of opportunities in our community, the strength of our collaborations, and are never again predictable based on a student's race, home language, family income, or any other dimension of identity.

Learn More About United for Youth and Its Partners Here