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SERVICING THE UNDERSERVED!

Launch and So What Else have partnered together to carry out the unified mission of changing lives by providing care and services for underserved children and families in the greater Washington DC area. 

 

In partnership with So What Else (SWE), Launch will provide unique fitness and wellness programming for several SWE communities. Launch seeks to change lives through these classes by (1) building a stronger sense of community, (2) nourishing their total wellness, (3) boosting self confidence and a positive self image, and (4) improving socialization skills rooted in wellness principles.  The overall program is called LaunchCARES and is comprised of smaller unique programs, such as:

  • LaunchFIT

  • LaunchRUN

  • LaunchSOCCER

  • LaunchBIKE

 

As we begin this partnership in January 2022, we will start by offering LaunchFIT.  Other programs will be released as our partnership grows over 2022 and beyond.

 

A little more about LaunchFIT…

  • Each child will participate in 60 minutes of group fitness training followed by 30 minutes of wellness exploration. 

  • The fitness training will consist of cardiovascular endurance training, strength training, speed and agility work, power and explosiveness techniques, mobility and flexibility drills, calisthenics, and plyometrics. 

  • The wellness exploration will be led by a Social Worker, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and/or a trained Fitness Coach.  This part of the program will focus on the ten aspects of total wellness: physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental, nutritional, intellectual, occupational, spiritual, and financial.  Kids will explore these areas through facilitated group discussions and activities. 

    • Examples of wellness discussion topics include teamwork, self-confidence, visualization, self-esteem, service-oriented living, etc.

    • Examples of wellness activities include creating life maps, gratitude journaling, meditation, joy boards, and hosting special speakers

 

Sponsor a child for LaunchFIT today! 

  • $20 for one LaunchCARES class

  • $100 for 5 LaunchCARES classes

  • $480 for 6 months of LaunchCARES classes

  • $960 for 1 year of LaunchCARES classes

Donations of any size or frequency are welcome.  Give monthly through a recurring donation or provide a one-time gift.  All donations are mad through So What Else and are full tax deductible.