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Launch Point

Preparing local youth for career success.

Opening Doors to the Future for Inland Empire Youth

This year, thousands of local 5th – 12th graders will be equipped with the inspiration and information to prepare for higher education and a meaningful career.

How Can You Help?

1. Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering with Launch Point, please contact Lorraine at (909) 980-2857 ext.203.

2. Give

Every tax-deductible donation makes a real difference for people in our community.

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Helping Students to Realize their College & Career Potential

When youth experience opportunities for college and career readiness after high school, we unlock the potential for our community. Through Promise Scholars and Launch Point activities, we deliver the information and inspiration to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers.

Our College & Career Programming Works:

96% of students reported that they had a better understanding of college financial aid options

77% of students reported that they could better plan for their future

91% of students can see themselves as a college student because of their Promise Scholars field trip to a community college

54% of 12th graders completed a FAFSA or DREAM Act application at a Cash for College Workshop

84% of 8th graders felt more knowledgeable about what it takes to get into college

96% of 6th graders reported a better understanding of what it takes to have a successful career

Voices From Our Community

“Thank you for the opportunity to explore your beautiful campus and the knoweledge and benefits of college! Without this tour, I wouldn’t know how many opportunities I have in my future career!” 8th Grader from Vina Danks Middle School

How it Works:

In today’s economy, a post-secondary education is in greater demand than ever before…just-18-college-degree

We believe that ALL students, regardless of their socio-economic background, deserve an opportunity to acquire the education needed for future self-sufficiency.

 

Launch Point and Promise Scholars work in partnership with local schools to develop a college-going and career-ready culture that inspires and equips students with the information and resources they need to finish high school with a viable plan for a living-wage career. By educating students and parents about options for their future, and empowering them to develop plans for their pathway to college/career, we aim to ensure that all students, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds, can achieve their educational dreams.