What is important in high school? Talent? Good looks? Athletic abilities?… Not really. What matters is character. Character makes you strong. Character endures after these others are long gone.
The Launch gives you the practical, intellectual, and moral foundation to be a man of character. Through a combination of seminars, one-on-one mentoring, and career presentations by successful professionals, it helps you develop the skills and habits necessary to be effective in college and later on as a father, a professional, and a friend.
The Big Picture Seminar (Freshmen)
Freshmen need to establish the right priorities early in high school. This seminar will help you to think about your future and to address the challenges you will encounter along the way to maturity. Classes include a mixture of reading, discussion, lecture, debate, and student presentations.
The Professional Seminar (Sophomores)
High school is the time to start considering your career options, how they fit with your abilities and interests, and which colleges and majors will support your future career. In this seminar, leading professionals discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise in their line of work, their daily responsibilities, and what you can do to prepare for a career in their field.
College Application & Beyond (Juniors)
As you begin the college application process, knowing which majors are good fits for you can be a critical factor in focusing on the right college. In addition, this knowledge enables you to have a more meaningful college career. This seminar starts with presentations by college students who will familiarize you with their experiences in their majors. The seminar then delves into the key aspects of the college application process – especially learning to market yourself.
The Filling the Gaps Seminar (Seniors)
This seminar gives you a framework to tackle fundamental intellectual issues which you will encounter in college. The sessions are taught like a college seminar.