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.

Registration is now OPEN 

Sign up for our newsletter to hear about upcoming programs!

We can't wait to see you at one of our upcoming programs.

Summer Camps and Workshops are being added weekly.

Click Here To Register



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)


Creating Wood Furniture

July 22 - 24, 9AM - 4PM 6 spots

$25 Fee assistance

Looking to expand your carpentry skills with some practical experience? Come learn from a Red Seal carpenter and create some amazing outdoor furniture at this three day workshop. Launch Pad is adding some Adirondack Chairs and outdoor seating, and it is the perfect opportunity for youth to learn from an experienced carpenter.

You will learn to read blueprints as you create furniture from new and reclaimed wood.

Please note, all furniture built this week will be remaining at Launch Pad.


Summer Leadership Workshop - July 26

July 26, 9AM - 11:30AM 10 spots

$30 Fee assistance

Calling all youth aged 10 -12! This is your opportunity to experience Launch Pad and release your inner superhero in this exciting youth program!

On Friday, July 26th from 9-11:30 Alicia Gibbons will be facilitating two youth workshops back to back. The first one is all about that pesky voice of judgment we all have!  She will teach us where it came from, how to tame it and how to cultivate and get to know our Inner Superhero. After a small break we will meet back and learn all about mindfulness, and multiple ways to stay in the present moment where peace lives.


Podcasting 101

July 31 - August 1, 1PM - 4PM 6 spots

$40 Fee assistance

Calling all aspiring podcasters! Join us for two afternoons of creating your own podcast episode. You will script, record, edit, and share your podcast.

Class runs from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm July 31 to August 1


August Explore Camp

August 12 - 16, 8:30AM - 4PM 12 spots

$195 Fee assistance

Explore Launch Pad Camps are back!. The first camp will run for 5 days from August 12 - August 16.

Join us for 5 days of learning, creating, and having fun. You have the opportunity to learn about Launch Pad and the various programs offered. From making treats in the kitchen and learning safety in the woodshop, to exploring how to make rhythms and melodies there is always something new to discover at Explore Camp!

Doors will open at 8:00 am, and pick up can be done until 5:00 pm. Please contact Launch Pad staff if you need alternate arrangements for drop off or pick-up.


Insight For Life - Fall 2024

September 17, - spots

$0 Fee assistance

Another wonderful session of Insight For Life will be coming in Fall 2024!

We are so excited to offer this program three times in 2024.