About Us

About the Launch Foundation

The mission of the Launch Leadership Foundation is to provide financial support of the Launch Volunteer Staff and their quest to offer the best leadership programs and services to student leaders throughout the state. Through these efforts, we will continue to evolve Workshop and to explore innovative services that meet the needs of students today.

The Foundation administers scholarship programs to allow students of all backgrounds to enjoy Launch services. If you have any questions please download our informational brochure or contact Executive Director Lincoln Arneal at lincoln@launchleadership.org.


As part of the celebration of the 50th year of Leadership Workshops in 2010, the Launch Volunteer Staff started the Launch Leadership Foundation, which was originally called the Nebraska Student Leaders Foundation, to ensure our future. The Foundation has grown over the years and collected numerous milestones including participating in its first Give to Lincoln Day in 2013, hosting the first Fire and Fuzzies event in 2015 and hiring its first full-time Executive Director in 2016.

About Launch Leadership

The Launch Leadership Volunteer Staff is a group of educators, professionals, and college students dedicated to conducting year-round activities in support of Launch Leadership and its goals. Most Volunteer Staff members are alumni of the Launch Leadership Summer Leadership Workshops and other services. The Volunteer Staff consists of both seasoned veterans (some with over 30 years experience) and energetic new staffers, working together to provide leadership training for Nebraska's youth.

Programs conducted by the  Launch Leadership Volunteer Staff include:

  • Senior Leadership Workshop
  • Advanced Leadership Workshop
  • Junior High and Middle School (JAM) Workshop
  • One-Day Workshops, conducted for individual schools and organizations throughout the year
  • Leadership Retreats
  • Assist with State and District conventions for the Nebraska Association of Student Councils and other organizations

Grant Applications

The Launch Leadership Foundation provides support of student leadership education and will begin accepting grant applications in the near future. Please check back for more information.