The 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. Our program primarily serves students who have been historically excluded from higher education.
At this time, the Wake Forest University College LAUNCH for Leadership Program plans to host students virtually for at least a portion of the 2021-2022 program, pending future public health guidelines.
Want a snapshot of the College LAUNCH program? Check out our Quick Guide.
Discover. Prepare. Impact.
The leader within.
Your passion to serve.
Your college options.
Your career path.
Your capacity to change the WORLD.
Your mind to unite with others.
To engage in the work of social justice.
To embark on the college application process.
To connect your strengths with your career.
Your heart for self-discovery.
Your college readiness.
“One of my biggest takeaways from the College LAUNCH program is that you have to rely on yourself to a certain extent to get far in life but you are not alone. There are many people who you can take advice from, who have been where you are trying to go and who can help you get there. ” Zach, South Mecklenburg High School, LAUNCH Class of 2020
“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
- Step 1 – Discover how College LAUNCH for Leadership can impact you.
- Step 2 – Apply! You’ll need to craft two essays and request a recommendation from an educator for the College LAUNCH application.
- Step 3 – Prepare for your future. Join us for a life-changing experience!