WHAT’S NEW?

Stay up to date on the exciting work of LaunchNW in our region, read features on our incredible partners and volunteers, and find opportunities to get involved.

WHAT’S NEW?

Stay up to date on the exciting work of LaunchNW in our region, read features on our incredible partners and volunteers, and find opportunities to get involved.

LaunchNW News

LAUNCHNW INVESTS $200,000 TO EXPAND ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS FOR STUDENTS IN SPOKANE COUNTY SCHOOLS

LaunchNW will invest to expand school-based mental health services through Spokane Public Schools (SPS), a licensed behavioral health agency. “We bring mental health services directly to students. This reduces stigma and removes barriers for children and their families, as therapists in the community have long waitlists and can be inaccessible,” shares Dr. David Crump, Director of Behavioral Health Services at SPS. “With current funding, our therapists have been unable to provide services to non-Medicaid eligible students — the LaunchNW funding changes that.”

Read more here.

INNOVIA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR PHASE ONE OF THE LAUNCHNW SCHOLARSHIP

LaunchNW is introducing a scholarship program that will benefit students in Spokane County in their 2024-2025 academic year. Phase one of the scholarship rollout will be available for select seniors graduating from ten local high schools, along with senior students residing at Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington properties.

Read all the details here.

LAUNCHNW AWARDED $850,000 GRANT BY THE WASHINGTON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT COUNCIL FOR MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AT SIX SPOKANE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS

In partnership with 15 local organizations, this program will focus on connecting low-income, BIPOC, homeless, and English language learning students and families with mentors offering support along the journey to post-high school education.

Read the full announcement here.

FAFSA/WASFA ASSISTANCE

We are proud to partner with STCU and College Success Foundation who are offering in-person and virtual FAFSA/WASFA assistance events.

Learn more about how federal student aid opens doors here.

LAUNCHNW FEATURED IN THE HUCKLEBERRY PRESS

Check out the video and article to learn more about LaunchNW’s work in expanding access to mentorship, bringing community partners together and amplifying student voices. We are so grateful to be joined by Dr. Oscar Harris with Spokane Public Schools who shares about the incredible impact mentorship has for our young people and entire community.

Read the article here.

COMMUNITY TOWN HALLS COLLECT FEEDBACK TO SHAPE THE WORK OF LAUNCHNW

This summer, the LaunchNW team convened over 300 community members to discuss the greatest challenges and opportunities for students and families in Spokane County.

Learn more and access the Spokane County data report here.