The Launch Pad Capital Campaign
The Launch Pad Capital Campaign
Help Us Build The New Launch Pad Teen Center
Our ultimate goal is to raise $100,000. We are just over 60% of our Can You See It? Capital Campaign number.
Will you help us reach our goal and manifest our dream?
RAISED SO FAR
FIRST CAME THE INSPIRATION
The vision of The Launch Pad and all it offers is a community vision inspired by long meetings, surveys, and interviews with parents, teens, and community members. The Launch Pad started as an idea that developed as a response to a series of community meetings regarding the needs of teens in the Quad City Area. With youth participation, representatives from youth organizations, and local schools, a strategic planning team was formed.
THEN WE TOOK OUR FIRST STEPS
The Launch Pad opened its doors for minimal services in November of 2013. A local church, though not related to The Launch Pad, had been willing to let The Launch Pad utilize a room in a spare building for a few hours a day at the cost of utilities. The Launch Pad has since moved twice, and we are currently running school based programs as we await completed construction of our new building: a 5,400 square foot warehouse on 6th Street in Prescott.
NOW THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR THE LAUNCH PAD
THE PERKS OF OUR NEW PAD
In their permanent state of the art building, The Launch Pad will have a dance floor, stage, music production studio, an art studio and workshop space, 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 care services, 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 colleges, cooking and nutrition, creative writing, building your own skateboard, and more.
The future location of The Launch Pad will be a “one stop shop” for youth where you 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.
Our first wall goes up! Team Work makes the Dream Work!
We are just over 60% of our way through our fundraising efforts for the Can You See It? Capital Campaign. In an effort to get closer to raising our goal, we are hosting a golf tournament on July 24th! If you are interested, we have a few foursomes still available. Check out: https://give.thelaunchpadteencenter.org/TLPgolf
In the next couple of months we will be hosting volunteer work days for painting and basic low maintenance, low risk construction.
Keep reading our newsletter and checking our social media to learn more about volunteer work days. We would be so honored if you would join in the fun!
You can follow us on Instagram @can_you_see_it_campaign
We broke ground on June 2nd, 2021! This week’s focus is framing in the first floor! It is starting to look VERY real.
Thank you to all who have helped us get here over the last 7 years. The Launch Pad is still so young but it certainly feels like this dream of ours has been a long time coming. We can’t take you enough for your support!
We will be sending out these updates no more than twice a month. We hope you enjoy seeing progress on the project you have made possible.