Launch Pad’s 2021 Fall Programming Announced
HANOVER, ON - September 7, 2021: Launch Pad Youth Activity and Technology Center is ready for the new school year with its 2021 Fall Programs! Registrations for Launch Pad’s After School Programming launched on its new website last week and will close Wednesday, September 29th.
Launch Pad’s After School Programs sees the return of classic skill development programming such as welding, woodshop, and culinary, as well as some new opportunities for youth to explore including art classes from the Travelling Art Lab. The Fall After School Programs are scheduled to start Monday, October 4, 2021, and run for ten weeks and offer free, round trip transportation to youth registered in programming. Follow Launch Pad on social media updates.
“We are thrilled our free transportation program for Launch Pad youth, in partnership with Grey County, was extended for another two years beyond the original end date,” said Emily Morrison, Executive Director at Launch Pad. “This service is just one way we are able to offer a long term commitment to youth, reduce the barriers to participation, and recommit that Launch Pad is a place for all youth in our region.”
Launch Pad’s After School Drop-In is relaunching this week from COVID-19 shutdown with new, skill-developing games and activities for youth to enjoy. Youth aged 12-18 are invited to stop by Launch Pad Mondays-Wednesdays between 3:30PM-8PM and experience its opportunities. A new initiative is also being launched on October 7 with Thursdays acting as Drop-In for Youth aged 15-18 only to provide older teens an opportunity to better prepare for post-secondary and connect with each other in a safe space.
Launch Pad’s fall programs and initiatives come in off the success of its Summer Programming seeing 60 youth across 14 programs. These programs, as well as Summer Drop-In, were supplemented by Launch Pad’s new virtual reality headsets and the SOS 2.0 Mobile Learning Lab trailer during the month of August courtesy of Four County Labour Market Planning Board, Bluewater District School Board, Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board, and Bruce-Grey Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Senior Programming sponsored by the Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Program returned to Launch Pad with programs starting this week. This initiative provides Grey Bruce seniors aged 55+ to learn new skills at Launch Pad during the day while youth are in school.
Launch Pad continues to monitor the COVID-19 situations and follows the appropriate precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities, including the Grey Bruce Public Health, Ontario Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Launch Pad is an innovative youth centre located in Hanover that empowers Grey Bruce youth. We provide fun and inclusive skill building opportunities to promote career discovery. By working with our community, we lead a team of experienced volunteers to build a variety of skill sets to help our youth succeed.
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Joshua Weidner (He/Him)
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Launch Pad Youth Activity and Technology Center
519 506 6300