About

Our Mission

The purpose of College LAUNCH for Leadership is to promote access to higher education by increasing social consciousness and awareness of opportunities available for high school students who have been identified as having extraordinary academic and leadership potential. By exposing students to various careers and conversations pertaining to justice, equity, and human rights, they will be better equipped to serve humanity as they pursue their academic goals.

Program Overview

College LAUNCH (Learn. Achieve. Understand. Network. Commit. Help.) for Leadership is a FREE nine-month college preparatory program which focuses on social justice and leadership development. Founded in 2014, College LAUNCH for Leadership brings diverse students entering their junior year from high schools throughout the Charlotte area to Wake Forest University ’s Charlotte campus. Beginning in 2017, College LAUNCH for Leadership will expand to serve high school juniors in the Winston-Salem community, connecting them to Wake Forest University’s main campus.

The program, offered in partnership with EY, entails one Saturday per month beginning September through May. The purpose of College LAUNCH for Leadership is to promote access to higher education by increasing social consciousness and awareness of opportunities available for high school students who have been identified as having extraordinary academic and leadership potential.