2021 EMPOWER afterschool

EMPOWER After School Programs

Engaging and Motivating People through Opportunities in Wellness, Education, and Recreation

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Easterseals UCP EMPOWER After School Program is available in five locations throughout North Carolina free of charge. It's open to individuals with a diagnosis of Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability. 

Enrollment Now Open!

Contact your local area to register today.

  • Ahoskie: (252) 513-8168
  • Wilmington: (910) 782-8368
  • New Bern: (252) 631-5417
  • Greenville: (252) 756-6533
  • Elizabeth City: (252) 562-6221

Children in school grades kindergarten through graduation from high school and who live with an intellectual and/or developmental disability are eligible. Typically developing siblings may attend with approval from site director and a small fee.

Additional Eligibility Requirements
Children Who:
  • Are able to participate in a group setting of peers with various disabilities
  • Willing to accept personal care as needed from direct service providers
  • Are able to participate in both indoor and outdoor activities
  • Do not have medical conditions that would impact their ability to safely participate in a camp and/or recreation program
  • Do not demonstrate harmful behaviors that may put themselves or others at risk
How to Apply
  • Application
  • Current immunization record
  • Copy of current IEP
  • Copy of Individual Support Plan or Person-Centered Plan if available
  • Current psychological/other qualifying document
  • Health insurance/Medicaid information
  • Pre-enrollment intake meeting
Locations for Easterseals UCP EMPOWER After School Programs:
Contact EMPOWER After School Program Directors if interested in this program by clicking the links below.
EMPOWER Ahoskie site     EMPOWER Elizabeth City     Greenville
                      EMPOWER New Bern     Wilmington

Hours of After School Programs:
After School Programs follow their local county traditional public school schedule.
2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Early Release Days)
We provide extended care for children after a typical school day including teacher workdays.


This program, a unique resource for families of children living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, is provided in partnership with Trillium Health Resources to address long-standing gaps in social and recreational acitivities in NC.

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