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.

 JOIN US FOR SOME GREAT FUN

SUMMER CAMPS ARE HERE

Camps are filling up quickly, register today to secure your spot!

PROJECT LAUNCH

JUNE 13 – 17  ($150)

Learn managerial experience, leadership and have something to add to your resume by working at our new café!

ART CAMP!

JUNE 27 – JULY 1  ($150)

Bring your creativity to life!
Learn new techniques and have fun making cool art .

ADVENTURE CAMP

JULY 11 – 15  ($200)

Horseback riding
Rock climbing
Overnight camping
and sooo much fun!!!

BAND LAB

JULY 25 – 29  ($150)

We want you to be part of our band!
→ Choose an instrument
→ Learn to play
→ Perform!

ALL SUMMER LONG

WEEKLY CLUBS AT THE LAUNCH PAD

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

COME CHECK OUT OUR NEW COFFEE SHOP

EVERYONE IS WELCOME AT THE MOON CAFE!

TEEN HOURS: M-F  6:30AM-7PM
Saturdays  5PM-9PM
PUBLIC HOURS: M-F 6:30AM – 2PM

“The Moon Cafe” is open to the public M-F from 6:30AM- 2PM, as the cafe is only open to youth in the afternoon and evenings.  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, Suzanne King at suzanne@thelaunchapdteencenter.org or at 928-227-0758 x3

We Can See It!

The Can You See It? Capital Campaign Completion

On Saturday, March 26th 2022 The Launch Pad Teen Center opened its doors in our new home to 400 supporters who came to our grand opening party, “Share the Love”.  This was a monumental moment, as The Can You See It Capital Campaign has finally come to a close.  We raised $1.5 million dollars through the generous support of our community to create a gorgeous, fun, imaginative, and joyful space for all teens to come.  Our new space offers a large Art Studio, Stage, Music Room, Game Room, Workforce Development Center, Learning Lab, Mental Health Space, and Teen Leadership Room.

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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