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.
while we build our new pad
Currently we are building our new location for The Launch Pad Teen Center. It is very exciting and as a result we are only offering programs on site at schools and monthly on weekends and evenings.
We do not have a drop in space or building for teens to go. Please sign up for our newsletter and check our social media for updates on events and activities for teens
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We are a qualifying organization for the AZ Charitable Tax Credit
Christmas City Santa Run
Saturday, December 11th, 2021
Join us in the 3rd Annual Christmas City Santa Run to support The Launch Pad Teen Center.
This 10k, 5k or 1 mile fun run begins at 9:00am at the Brownlow Trail, and will raise funds to support after school and leadership programs at The Launch Pad Teen Center. Registered runners will receive a Santa Hat, beard and T-shirt. There will be fun 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for best times in the 10k and 5k runs, along with a prize for the best holiday costume. To sign up for the race, please click the button below.
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.
The Launch Pad is an all-inclusive space and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, or ability. The Launch Pad is a youth driven and focused space, providing programming that is culturally relevant to teens in Yavapai County. We believe that youth are powerful agents for change in their own lives and in the lives of others, we believe they are the experts of their own lived experiences, and that the best way to serve youth is through love, compassion, stability, with a deep respect and belief in their capacity to be powerful members of our community.
Teens will no longer engage in substance abuse and other high risk behaviors in Yavapai County.
All teens in Yavapai County will have access to excellent mental health services and adult support and will not experience suicidal thoughts or yearnings.
Teens will no longer experience or engage in bullying in Yavapai County.
Teens will not experience discrimination or oppression on the basis of race, class, sexuality, ability, or gender. Teens in Yavapai County will be advocates for a just a peaceful world where everyone is welcome.
Teens in Yavapai County will have the opportunities, confidence, and tools necessary to fulfill their life’s aspirations.
Teens will be more actively involved in positively impacting their community.
Teens will feel prepared and confident to enter the workforce.
Yavapai County will be a community that actively values and supports youth, and understands that they are an integral part of our community.
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.