BENEFITING: NYC Outward Bound Schools
Please help us send Launch's first 6th grade class on Crew Orientation, an important character-building retreat in upstate New York, by making a donation!
Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School, located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, recently opened with its first 6th grade class in 2012. Launch serves a high-needs population of students, 90% of whom come from economically disadvantaged families and are predominantly Black and Hispanic.
This May, its students will participate in Crew Orientation, a 5-day, overnight NYC Outward Bound Schools backpacking expedition in upstate New York. The trip will help Launch's new students develop community, trust, communication skills, and the determination to do far more than they ever thought possible. The Crew Orientation Course is designed to help students learn the value of teamwork, responsibility, perseverance, and other qualities that they need for success in school and elsewhere, while they build caring, trusting relationships with their teachers and other students.