LAUNCH U is a network of young professionals focused on improving the lives of underserved youth throughout the city of Chicago. It accomplishes its mission by engaging young professionals in the Chicago network to work directly with high school students to help them with all aspects of preparing and enrolling in college. LAUNCH U’s college prep program comprises of: exposure sessions to collegiate and career options, assistance with college and scholarships applications, and help with the selection and enrollment in the college that is the best fit for them. At the core of the program is providing each scholar with an individual mentor to work with and guide them through the entire college application and selection process. Launch U’s vision is to launch our scholars into a collegiate environment where they can create opportunities for a brighter future. Thanks to the endeavors of the LAUNCH U team and the volunteers, over 300 young men and women have benefited from the care and guidance of the mentors and tutors. As a result of LAUNCH U’s efforts, students in the program are presented with opportunities for educational and career development that would otherwise not be available to them. LAUNCH U’s College Prep program continues to grow at a rapid pace and over the next year alone we will work with 100+ scholars in our program and help ensure they achieve their collegiate dreams.