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Our Mission

Lead the charge to brilliant outcomes for the children of our community by ensuring equitable access to the highest quality learning and care.


Our Values

We honor all social, economic and cultural diversities. We welcome everyone and treat each other respectfully, fairly and equitably.
With kindness and compassion we acknowledge the well-being of the whole person. Our community is about achievement and the joy of doing/learning.
We continually strive to improve. We ask, evaluate, learn, and apply—to strengthen results that advance our mission.
We know that communication is key to building trust, consistency and alignment. Listen with care, be proactive, yet thoughtful.
We recognize our shared responsibility to each other, and to the children, families, and partners we serve. We are responsible for our actions, words and attitudes.
We never compromise the physical and emotional safety of the children in our care.

Launch supports working families from all cultural and economic backgrounds. Families who enroll in our program enter a network of assistance that strengthens the community, while offering positive opportunities for their children.

Our twelve locations have deep and close relationships with Seattle Public Schools. This collaboration with the school district allows our staff to communicate and partner with teachers, ensuring what children learn in our before and after school programs complements and supports what they’re learning in the classroom.

Launch administrative staff and teachers are passionate about preparing 21st century learners for school and life beyond school in a fun and nurturing environment. Focusing on social, emotional, and academic learning and growth, we’re leading the charge to brilliant outcomes for the children in our community.

We invite families, donors, volunteers, and our community to learn how you can get involved in helping us prepare children for the future!

Our intention is to empower every child in our care.

  • Last year, we served more than 1,000 children ages 3 to 12.
  • Eight of the schools we serve are Title I schools and receive additional federal funding because they serve high numbers of students who are living at or near the poverty line or who are at risk of failing state academic standards.
  • Public schools partner with Launch services and programs to help children acquire the academic and social-emotional skills needed for a successful future.