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.
COVID -19 UPDATE
after school programs
We will be proceeding with our After School Programs for all teens in the Tri-City Area. Please register by filling out this form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org
now available | 7:30am – 3pm
Need a safe and fun space to do your school work while doing online school work? Free Wifi, lunch, academic support, and fun programs at The Launch Pad.
Please register by filling out this form and emailing it to email@example.com
JOIN US AT OUR
Virtual Christmas City Santa Run
5K Race or 10K Race
Run between December 12th – 27th, 2020
Watch a Message About Our Campaigns
Meet Our Supporters
We are a qualifying organization for the AZ Charitable Tax Credit
MORE THAN $46,500 TO SUPPORT THE LAUNCH PAD
Trek for teens
rim-to-rim hike of the grand canyon
The 2020 Trek for Teens rim-to-rim hike was a huge success. More than $46,500 was raised this year to support The Launch Pad Teen Center’s outdoor adventure programs.
We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to our event sponsors for their generous support for our event. Please click the button below to learn more about our incredible sponsors.
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.