The Packing Party

Equipping High School Graduates for Their Next Big Thing


As a nonprofit partner, Launch supports the mission of Lee’s Summit CARES by providing training that influences the beliefs and behaviors of recent high school grads, particularly as they relate to the prevention of sexual assault. Launch hosted the first annual Packing Party in July 2017. The celebratory event featured dinner, lots of prizes and give aways, and presentations on topics relevant to the lives of young women who were leaving home for the first time. Whiles some topics were light hearted, the keynote speaker was a community educator from MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault), who instructed the girls on many aspects of sexual assault and how to prevent it. The success of the Packing Party underscored the urgency of this type of training and confirmed that our approach is an effective way to impart wisdom to an audience that faces a new level of vulnerability.

Stay tuned for more information about Packing Party '18!