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LAUNCH Youth Leadership : Shenzhen China

August 13 - August 17

For 30 years, LAUNCH has enabled youth from ages 13 to 20-something to coach, teach, and train children participating in KITS, an evidence-based performing arts program. Based on current developmental peer-reviewed research, LAUNCH allows youth to discover their leadership strengths in a practical, hands-on setting. Together, the youth of LAUNCH and the children of KITS form a community mimicking an ancient human village. In these villages, people of all ages developed crucial skills and vital cultures together. The benefits of this program are powerful and long-term—so much so that early program graduates have begun to enroll their own children in LAUNCH.

Our programs have been a great success in China. This year will be our second year running Launch and KITS back to back. Our leadership program is attended by approximately 40 youth ranging in age from 13 to 21. Immediately following the leadership program, the leaders apply their skills to a lively group of youngsters ranging in age from 4 to 13. We are all ensconced in a luxurious resort near Shenzhen which also features fabulous food! In typical, dauntless KITS style, the language and cultural barriers evaporate as we share, learn and grow together. We have many talented translators, youth leaders with amazing English skills and awesome adult interns keen to learn how KITS unfolds. We are supported by the intrepid Haiwen team, ever at our beck and call. We all pull together to make the China programs outstanding and memorable!!

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August 13
August 17