Launch is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization focused on developing leadership skills in young people. Its mission is to promote and develop youth leadership as a tool with which to better student leaders, schools and communities. Launch originally began as the Nebraska Association of Student Councils Volunteer Staff in 1976. Launch was established as a separate non-profit in 2013. Our Services include two annual five-day summer Workshops in Wayne, Neb., and dozens of Year-Round Services all over Nebraska and in the surrounding region.
Our goal is to spark the “fire.” The fire is an individual’s passion, courage and empowerment to change their schools, communities and the world through robust leadership skills. Our Services create a positive environment where our students are empowered to discover themselves, build confidence, and develop leadership skills. Launch is based in Lincoln, Neb., with more than 200 active volunteers throughout the United States. Launch Volunteers have fostered a tradition of youth leadership for over 40 years. Over this time they have created a culture of compassion, understanding and collaboration; find out what we are all about at launchleadership.org.
Launch is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusiveness in its volunteers, staff and programs.