If you’re 16-24 and out of school, LAUNCH just might be the place for you! Check out our video introduction for a good look at the program.
The emphasis of LAUNCH is education and employment. If you didn’t complete high school, we can help you attain your GED. If you have completed your High School Diploma or received your GED, we can help figure out where to go from there.
If you are wondering what career is right for you, we can help you explore your options and identify a career path. We can facilitate job-shadowing, work experiences, and on-the-job training to acquaint you with the work world, while providing you with coaching and mentoring along the way.
If you want to go to college or post-secondary training, but have limited financial means, we can help with that, too. Scholarships are available to help you to pursue further education and training. Many participants are currently attending post-secondary training/college. Many have already received degrees and certifications, and have doubled their incomes. Our first Associate Degree recipient graduated in 2004.
If you’re not getting the job you want, we can help you build a good resume, improve your job interviewing skills, and provide you with other work readiness information. We can show you how to be successful on the job, how to understand the environment of your new job, and we can coach you when questions come up.
If you could use a little more support and encouragement, we can help with that, too. Each office is staffed with a professional counselor to help you sort out issues that come up during this transitional period in your life in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. The counselor can help you find and access the resources you need to get your life on track and can help you develop and reach your academic and career goals. The program also offers incentives to reward your achievements.
If you think you’re alone, you’ll get to know other young people in our program who have the same questions and some of the same issues that you are experiencing. Our programs and field trips are an open invitation to all LAUNCH participants to come together, have fun, share ideas, and take home information on a wide variety of topics. We hope you’ll check us out!