Youth Programs

Launch Pad is a model of social innovation. Located in Hanover, we're focused on skill development for youth ages 12 to 18. If you are interested in Adult programs, Please see the Adult Programs section of our website. At Launch Pad you'll develop the employment and training skills you will need to get a job and make money, while boosting your confidence and unlocking your potential. Come and check us out!

EXPLORE your curiosity. DISCOVER your niche. ENHANCE your skills.

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March Break Programs are now being posted!

Culinary and Art March Break Classes are now posted. Woodworking program will be available soon.

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Cancellation Policy

In the event your child cannot make it to a program, you are eligible for a refund up to 48 hours before the start or first class of the program.

We will provide a credit of the full registration cost to a future program at Launch Pad up to three business before their first program session. (Please note this only applies to our after-school programming and daytime programming)

Winter 2024

Muk Luk Sewing

February 14 - March 27, 5PM - 7PM 6 spots

$202.64 Fee assistance

In partnership with M'Wikwedong, Launch Pad is holding a 6 week Muk Luk Sewing program for youth. Participants will learn how to hand sew their own pair of Muk Luks that they can wear.

This program is a $596.00 value. We are pleased to offer it at a 66% discount for a cost of $202.64. Thanks to our generous community, this program can be offered at a discounted rate. Please use the code Mukluk66%OFF to receive a 66% discount off the price.

The program runs Wednesdays from February 14th 2024 to March 27th 2024 (NO CLASS DURING MARCH BREAK March 13th)


Insight For Life

January 30 - April 2, 6PM - 7:30PM 0 spots

$100 Fee assistance


Please stay tuned. A Spring session on Insight for Life will be opening soon.

Starting Tuesday, January 30th, and running every Tuesday until April 2nd.

Alicia Gibbons is a Mindset and Emotional Intelligence Educator specializing in workshops and programs for youth and teens. She also provides corporate services for adult mindfulness.

Youth in this program have enjoyed the marvelous experience of discovering confidence, empowerment and friendships. Youth gain tools for self-regulation, courage, self-reflection, and emotional intelligence.
There are also snacks, meditation sessions, arts and crafts, group work and a party at the end to celebrate the completion of this great journey.

Fee: $100


Mac & Cheese Please!

February 28, 5PM - 7PM 8 spots

$35 Fee assistance

Pack your plate with your own home made macaroni and three cheese sauce with some corn bread to add to the meal!

This class is appropriate for all skill levels.


Intro to Pasta Making

March 5, 5PM - 7PM 8 spots

$35 Fee assistance

Learn to make your own pasta with this engaging culinary class. You will love the process of making your own dough and sauce.

You'll be saying Buon appetito!


Sausage Gumbo & Corn Bread

March 7, 5PM - 7PM 8 spots

$35 Fee assistance

Make your own Sausage Gumbo & Jalapeno Corn Bread (Jalapenos are optional). This hearty meal is sure to be a hit.

Enjoy a bowl at Launch Pad and take the rest home!


MARCH BREAK - Barn Quilt Painting

March 11 - 13, 12PM - 2PM 6 spots

$75 Fee assistance

Learn to paint your own Barn Quilt Bird! This is a two hour class that will take three days to complete your project.

You have the option of painting a Cardinal or Blue Jay on a 1 foot by 1 foot board. Finished artwork can be displayed outside or inside.

Have fun taping up your sections and painting your layered, colour pattern.

3 day session  -  Monday March 11th, Tuesday March 12 and Wednesday March 13th

REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 1st to be able to prepare the kits.


MARCH BREAK - Homemade Chicken Fingers and Sweet Potato Fries

March 13, 1PM - 3PM 8 spots

$35 Fee assistance

March break is great with Restaurant Worthy Chicken Fingers and Sweet Potato Fries.

Don't bother with frozen chicken again. Learn how to make fresh delicious finger food all by yourself. The perfect school lunch or pack it for a picnic.

Make it fresh! Make it crispy! Make it your own!


MARCH BREAK - Carrot Cake Cheesecake

March 14, 9AM - 12PM 8 spots

$35 Fee assistance

Want something great to do this March Break Thursday?

Bring home a yummy sweet cheese cake with a twist. Do you love carrot cake and cheese cake, why not have both?

Let Chef Kayla show you how to take it up a level and serve the best dessert ever. Make your own carrot cake cheesecake and be the envy of all your friends!