The Launch Pad

 

Inciting teen confidence and empowerment through innovative community education and engagement.

We are an all-inclusive, youth driven and focused space, providing programming that is culturally relevant to teens in Yavapai County.

SHARE THE LOVE 2024

Is right around the corner and we are celebrating 10 years of empowering youth in Yavapai County.

Better Together Campaign:
Guidebook and Dinner Sign Up

We need your help to promote the power of effective discussion throughout Yavapai County!
If you choose to sign up, you and your family commit to using TAC’s Discussion Guidebook to engage in friendly discourse over a family meal once per quarter (once every three months, or once per week for a month).

There is a place for you here

Take a moment with our program director, James Malek. And listen to his thoughts on what makes The Launch Pad Teen Center so great. And hear on all of the fun and enriching activities that happen in our space.

WE SUPPORT ALL YOUTH

As the new school year starts The Launch Pad Board of Directors would like local families to know that all of their teens, no matter who they are, will be cared for and supported at The Launch Pad.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR

WEEKLY CLUBS AT THE LAUNCH PAD

No need to sign up, just come check it out!

COME CHECK OUT OUR COFFEE SHOP

EVERYONE IS WELCOME AT THE MOON CAFE!

MON-WED, FRI  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
THURSDAY 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
SATURDAY CLOSED
SUNDAY CLOSED

The Moon Cafe is open to ALL teens as well as the public! Community members are encouraged to come by and get a coffee or sandwich and work in our amazing lounge area during the day.  It is a great way to support our local youth and the entire menu at the cafe is delicious!

The Cafe is run by our teen apprentices who are paid and trained to do everything from make smoothies, sandwiches, and pouring fancy coffee drinks, to running a small business and managing a team.

We hope you will come see our new space and get yourself a delicious treat from our cafe.  For more information about our new facility or to rent out our conference room, please contact our Director of Operations, Hannah Mailand at hannah@thelaunchpadteencenter.org or at 928-227-0758 x3

WELCOME OUR TREK-FOR-TEENS TITLE SPONSOR

Tern Overland

The Launch Pad would like to welcome Tern Overland as the title sponsor for this year’s Trek for Teens!  Each year Trek for Teens raises over $50,000.00 to get more teens outdoors. Tern Overland is all about getting people outdoors and we are so grateful for their support!

 To learn more about Trek for Teens or to donate, click here.

We Have the Power to Impact Our Kids Future, and We’re Doing Something About It.

The mission of The Launch Pad is to incite teen confidence and empowerment through innovative community education and engagement.

The Launch Pad facilitates this by providing teens in Yavapai County with educational and social opportunities that encourage learning, active community involvement, and the development of skills to become successful, empowered, contributing members of society.

We are a qualifying organization for the AZ Charitable Tax Credit.

Support teens in your community by making a donation to The Launch Pad.  All donations are tax deductible and also qualify for a tax credit.  From an after school pantry and free snack program, to youth workforce development and academic tutoring, your dollars at The Launch Pad make a big impact.

What is the AZ State Charitable Tax Credit?
The tax credit allows receive a dollar for dollar credit on your state income tax.  As an individual you can give up to $400.00 or as a couple you can give $800.00.  For example, If you owe $400 to the state as an individual and you give $400 to The Launch Pad, you no longer owe $400 to the state.  Please consult with your accountant regarding your tax liabilty and the tax credit.

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