College LAUNCH for Leadership

The Wake Forest College LAUNCH for Leadership Program is a free nine-month college prep, social justice, and leadership development program for high school juniors in Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and the surrounding communities.

College LAUNCH Scholars will learn what it takes to open the doors to higher education, prepare for their futures, develop a critical understanding of historic and ongoing social injustices within their communities, and further grow their leadership skills.

“As we know our story, we know our power”

College LAUNCH Alumni have gone on to attend 70+ colleges and universities across the country, where they are furthering their education while continuing to promote social justice and equity for all. In 2022, LAUNCH Alumni were awarded over $15 million in college scholarships and grants.

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“College LAUNCH helped me become a better leader in numerous ways. I discovered how to network and function as a young professional. Furthermore, this program allowed me to meet other wonderful students in my community. The companionship and mentoring I received from this program were unparalleled to any other!”

Teco, North Carolina Agriculture and Technology State University, LAUNCH Class of 2019
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College LAUNCH is committed to supporting alumni beyond their nine months as a LAUNCH Scholars. Through the Alumni Corner, alumni can access valuable resources, receive ongoing assistance, share good news, and volunteer to mentor current LAUNCH Scholars.

College LAUNCH Alumni Corner