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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.  We are currently offering following two services to So What Else constituents and aim to offer additional services in the future: 

  • LaunchCARES PT

  • LaunchCARES FIT


More about LaunchCARES PT

  • Based on several criteria including income, insurance coverage, and other factors, Launch will offer high quality physical therapy services to underserved constituencies such as first responders, foster care kids and families, military, teachers, and others.

More about LaunchCARES FIT

  • 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 class

  • $100 for 5 classes

  • $480 for 6 months of classes

  • $960 for 1 year of 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.

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