Our Community Partners
Launch has several sustained partnerships with community and academic organizations and cultural institutions. The goal of these partnerships is to build collaborative relationships that expand opportunities for our students and families. Students contribute to a better world by putting their learning to use as active citizens, stewards of the environment, and advocates for healthy equitable communities. Community members come to Launch to serve as experts, panelists and volunteers. Launch Community Partnerships provide meaningful exposure that sets students up for success in high school and ultimately college and career.
Launch Partnership with Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation
After years of working with Asase Yaa to prepare for specific performances, Launch has renewed our commitment to bringing traditional African dance and drumming into our program all year long. We are proud to share that for the first time this school year Asase Yaa will be working with ALL students during the school day.
Asase Yaa Class Options Include:
- West African Djembe Drum: Djembe drum teaches West African drumming history, techniques, and rhythm.
- African Diasporic Dance: African Diasporic dance introduces different styles and techniques to dancers of all levels.
- Hip Hop Dance: Hip Hop Dance focuses on the most popular dance moves seen today as well as the development of coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and confidence.