Girl’s Got Grit

by Savannah Waszczuk

Recent Parkview High School graduate Alissa Schilling balanced a schedule of volunteering, working and learning with Launch—and she won local, state and regional Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year awards along the way.You probably...

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Welcome to the Club

by Caitlin Seiler

Springfield Public Schools student, Alissa Schilling, was recently named Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year for Springfield and the state of Missouri. Learn how Launch courses have helped her make an impact on her community.Alissa...

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Finding Balance

by Savannah Waszczuk

Warrensburg High School junior Alexis Jeffrey is a two-time USAG Junior Olympics Champion and an Elite-level gymnast. Read on to learn how the UCLA-bound athlete balances a life of competitions and coursework with the help of Launch’s...

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Change of Course

by Savannah Waszczuk

Springfield Public Schools student Savannah Hollan went from a life of playing volleyball and attending sporting events to learning she had a cancerous brain tumor. Learn how Launch allows her to continue her high school education....

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Making Sense of Struggle

by Savannah Waszczuk

After living in foster care and later being moved to a group home, Felicity Winfield lacked the determination she needed to finish high school. Thanks to positive encouragement and a few Launch courses, she got on the right track and ......

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

by Savannah Waszczuk

While Savannah Gibbs was presented with a series of challenges as she entered high school, she always found a way to carry on. Learn how Launch helped her find a path to earning her high school diploma, despite an unexpected ......

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An Alternative Route

by Savannah Waszczuk

Thanks to Launch’s credit recovery courses and the Missouri Option Program, Central High School student Ian Irven was able to earn his high school diploma after missing an entire year of classes. Ian Irven never minded attending school...

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Defying the Odds

by Savannah Waszczuk

Rosalind Johnson’s world was turned upside down when she learned her mother had cancer, and her school work suffered. Thanks to Launch and a partnership with Missouri Options, Rosalind was able to graduate. Rosalind Johnson was always...

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A Second Chance

by Savannah Waszczuk

Life stacked all odds against Hillcrest High School student Becca Lewis, but she didn’t give up. After a rocky, unattainable start to her senior year, Becca began taking Launch online classes and was able to earn her high school diploma. ......

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