February 7, 2023

Sharing Her Story

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Eating dessert is a special treat for most kids. For 8-year-old Elinor Rowe, it was an occasional necessity. “If her blood sugar ever went below 110, her doctor suggested we give her a bit of ice cream,” says Elinor’s mother, ......

April 30, 2020

Welcome to the Club

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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...

March 26, 2020

Finding Balance

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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...

February 5, 2020

Change of Course

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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....

October 2, 2019

Making Sense of Struggle

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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 ......

March 11, 2019

An Alternative Route

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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...