Who We Are

About Launch

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Launch Leadership is to promote and develop youth leadership as a tool with which to better individuals, organizations, schools and communities.

Launch Leadership is an all-volunteer organization that provides leadership training and development for middle school and high school students. For more than 50 years, we’ve been empowering young leaders that build better schools and communities.

Our Volunteer Staff is comprised of college students, professional educators and professionals from other walks of life. Most Volunteer Staff members are alumni of our services, and they joined Staff in part to give back some of what they learned to the next generation of leaders. You can learn more about joining our Staff here.

We facilitate various services throughout the year, including One-Day Workshops and Leadership Retreats that take place at local schools. We can also help program and run conventions for your group. In the summer, our Summer Leadership Workshop brings together more than 400 students for an action-packed week of fun activities and lifelong learning.

Everything we do is focused on helping students find out who they are and how they lead. Then, we challenge everyone to think about how they can apply what they’ve learned to the real world. The result is a community infused with thousands of motivated, focused, ambitious young leaders. And we’re just getting started.

Annual Reports

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Launch Leadership is headquartered in downtown Lincoln at the Nonprofit Hub, 211 N. 14th St. Our services are primarily offered in the Midwest and are staffed by volunteers who live throughout the United States and beyond.