Dedication, persistence, and personal commitment are woven into the fabric of skateboarding. Skateboarding teaches us to get up and try again when we don’t find success the first time around. It embraces individuality and promotes creative self-expression. These concepts led us to envision a community-based organization that promotes skateboarding for the creative outlet that it is. Launch received its IRS non-profit determination letter in 2011 and opened the doors of the Launch Creative Center in November of 2012.