With your support we can ensure youth facing barriers have sustained access to quality sport and life skills programming.
At MLSE LaunchPad, the focus is on achieving sustainable, social outcomes for youth through Sport For Development programming. Sport For Development is a specific methodology that suggests the intentional use of sport and physical activity can build healthy communities and help people reach their full potential.
The programs combine sport and youth development programming through collaborations with community partners who are experts in MLSE LaunchPad's four programming pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready for School & Ready for Work.
100% of MLSE Team Up Challenge funds raised will go directly to MLSE LaunchPad.
The goal is simple: to prepare youth facing barriers
for success - in school, in work and in life.
More Than A Gym
“The skills we learned from you at MLSE LaunchPad were phenomenal! We learned some skills like: teamwork, critical thinking, trust and good sportsmanship. My favourite skill was critical thinking because we learned how to think ahead of time and now I use it very often.” – Participant, 10 years old, Fuel for Fun program
“In a recent interview I was… asked to share my experience working in a team. I used the example of the sport leadership activities we did in the program and it was a clear way to showcase my ability to work in a team setting and I got the job!” – Participant, 23 years old, Customer Care Professional program
“MLSE LaunchPad keeps me out of trouble. Having criminal charges is challenging and embarrassing but the staff at MLSE LaunchPad is caring and the space is open to have these conversations.” – Participant, 16 years old, Youth Restorative Justice program
“Many of us do not have the money to send our kids to high-quality sport experiences which come at a high cost if we want our kids to experience a good coach. [At MLSE LaunchPad] my son has had an opportunity to grow and develop not only within sport but with other skills as well.” – Parent of MLSE LaunchPad member
For more amazing stories check out More Than A Gym, a docuseries that tells four stories from the youth voice on the impact on MLSE LaunchPad.