“We are interested in who a person is and who they can become” – Geoff Burton, Launchpad CEO

Launchpad (formerly the Churches Education Commission) is a non-for-profit organisation that encourages children to make positive life choices and grow their sense of self-worth and character.

We believe every young person is made for a purpose. We are interested in who a young person is and who they can become. We call out their potential through a stable foundation of authentic encouragement. Everything we do is an expression of Love. We don’t give up on kids. While we are there, we are ready and willing to listen and encourage.

We want young people to look at the world without fear and self-doubt. We want them to know that they are valued, they are loved, and they have a purpose.

We don’t do this alone, because we partner with parents, schools, teachers and volunteers to make a positive contribution to the growth of young people.

Together we are Launchpad

“We are interested in who a person is and who they can become” – Geoff Burton, Launchpad CEO

Launchpad (formerly the Churches Education Commission) is a non-for-profit organisation that encourages children to make positive life choices and grow their sense of self-worth and character.

We believe every young person is made for a purpose. We are interested in who a young person is and who they can become. We call out their potential through a stable foundation of authentic encouragement. Everything we do is an expression of Love. We don’t give up on kids. While we are there, we are ready and willing to listen and encourage.

We want young people to look at the world without fear and self-doubt. We want them to know that they are valued, they are loved, and they have a purpose.

We don’t do this alone, because we partner with parents, schools, teachers and volunteers to make a positive contribution to the growth of young people.

Together we are Launchpad

Our Core Values

Here at Launchpad we apply a set of core values to the outworking of everything we do.

Fun

We incorporate an element of fun in everything we do. Every Launchpad environment is an inclusive space for everyone to enjoy.

Integrity

Not only do we present values such as honour, honesty and respect to young people, we also outwork these in our everyday lives. Following through on commitments, being punctual and completing tasks with excellence is what we aim to do.

Relational

As an organisation Launchpad is intentional in our relationships with schools, parents and young people. We develop great connections through good communication and being attentive to the different needs of each community we are a part of.

Faith Led

Our programmes are based on Christian core values and present an understanding of the Christian world view. We believe in the relevance of Christian values, that have influenced New Zealand’s cultural heritage. We do not discredit other religious/non-religious world views or place the Christian world view above them.

Our Core Values

Here at Launchpad we apply a set of core values to the outworking of everything we do.

Fun

We incorporate an element of fun in everything we do. Every Launchpad environment is an inclusive space for everyone to enjoy.

Integrity

Not only do we present values such as honour, honesty and respect to young people, we also outwork these in our everyday lives. Following through on commitments, being punctual and completing tasks with excellence is what we aim to do.

Relational

As an organisation Launchpad is intentional in our relationships with schools, parents and young people. We develop great connections through good communication and being attentive to the different needs of each community we are a part of.

Faith Led

Our programmes are based on Christian core values and present an understanding of the Christian world view. We believe in the relevance of Christian values, that have influenced New Zealand’s cultural heritage. We do not discredit other religious/non-religious world views or place the Christian world view above them.