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Doane, Launch Leadership announce move for Summer Leadership Workshops beginning in 2020

Doane, Launch Leadership announce move for Summer Leadership Workshops beginning in 2020

Middle school students involved in Launch Leadership

Launch Leadership, a Lincoln-based youth leadership nonprofit, and Doane University have announced that Launch Leadership’s longstanding Summer Leadership Workshops will move to Doane’s Crete campus beginning next summer. 


Launch and Doane University announced a three-year partnership (outside of Summer Leadership Workshop) last fall, which provides new and impactful opportunities for students throughout Nebraska to develop critical leadership skills and cultivate new relationships with peers outside of their current school networks. 


The mission of Launch Leadership is to empower young leaders to transform their communities and change our world. Launch Leadership’s 58-year running flagship leadership experience, Summer Leadership Workshop, is powered almost entirely by volunteer staff members and has been hosted on Wayne State College’s campus in recent years. The program draws nearly 800 students, entering grades 6-12, from across the state and beyond. 


Beginning next summer, Summer Leadership Workshop will move to Doane’s scenic Crete campus, providing a new and exciting location for this immersive experience. Summer Leadership Workshop will take place June 23-27, 2020 and July 14-18, 2020. 


“One of the great benefits of this new partnership is that it brings together two organizations that have prioritized for decades the important role of leadership training in preparing young people to go through life as leaders in their jobs and their communities,” said Dr. Jacque Carter, President of Doane University. “The synergies that emerge from partnering our organizations will surely enrich and strengthen the summer experience for hundreds of middle school and high school students.”  


Stacy Bingham, Executive Director of Launch Leadership, adds, “Moving our marquee event to Doane allows us to have a more central home to serve even more young leaders in Nebraska, as well as a partner that’s committed to our students’ futures.”


In addition to their annual Summer Workshops, Launch offers one day workshops, retreats, and after school leadership training to more than 2,000 students throughout the year.


For more information on Launch Leadership, visit their website at