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.
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We see it!
In our permanent state of the art building, The Launch Pad will have a dance floor, a stage, a music production studio, an art studio, workshop space, a commercial kitchen, a cafe, computer lab, classrooms, conference room, outdoor space, offices, and a game room. At the permanent location The Launch Pad will be able to offer mental health support, community workshops and academic tutoring. The Launch Pad will also offer fun programs and workshops on topics like music production, visual arts, writing your resume, applying for college, cooking and nutrition, creative writing, building your own skateboard, and more. The future location of The Launch Pad will be a “one stop shop” where youth can come after school to find everything from a quiet space for homework to a rowdy room to play games in, volunteer opportunities, to interesting clubs to join. The permanent location of The Launch Pad and all it will offer is a community vision, inspired by long meetings, surveys, and interviews with parents, teens, and community members. Our dreams are big and they are achievable, especially with your help. We see an inspiring future we build together, can you see it? Click here to support the Can You See It? Capital Campaign: https://give.classy.org/helpusbuildit
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.