In June 2015, the first ever LAUNCH Kinect will took place; a week of fun, entrepreneurship and networking for urban teens.
LAUNCH Kinect's aim is to empower and grow students' knowledge and connections throughout Chattanooga with the support of positive and influential local business leaders. This week-long intensive workshop focuses on additional entrepreneurial skills, going beyond LAUNCH's High School Entrepreneurship Program.
During this week, students from The Howard School, Brainerd High School, Tyner Academy and CGLA are equipped with the tools and connections needed to manage, brand, and grow their business. Topics covered, with the help of sponsors and business professionals who graciously volunteer their time, include customer service, finance, professionalism, branding and marketing.
The Chattanooga Public Library serves as LAUNCH Kinect's central location, and students branch out into the city, visiting several business locations throughout the week.