LAUNCH, Vanguard Preparatory School’s 18+ program, assists young adults by teaching life skills, providing vocational counseling and support, and encouraging healthy relationships and independence. Because life doesn’t stop after graduation.


After high school graduation, some students need additional support to prepare for life as an independent adult. Vanguard Preparatory School staff offers ongoing support and mentoring to instruct daily living skills, employment skills, health and fitness, healthy relationships, decision making, educational counseling, and tutoring.


Participants often find success in our program in overcoming these common obstacles:

  • Difficulties in relationships
  • The deficit in job skills or finding a job
  • Lack of a sense of direction
  • Lack of maturity
  • Mood management skills
  • Failure to succeed in college or high school


  • Life skills training
  • Social skills enhancement
  • Vocational counseling and support
  • Employment skills
  • Educational counseling and tutoring
  • Daily exercise and fitness program
  • Group therapy and support
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Community volunteer opportunities

Launch program students and staff volunteer in clean up effort after tornado damage in North Dallas.


    Young adults in the Launch program learn job skills and personal finance by operating a small business that produces handmade wood products including candle and vase holders as well as decorative signs. The students are paid from the proceeds of the business. Several important aspects of running a business are taught including:

    • Interviewing, hiring and employee management
    • Budgeting and money management
    • Inventory management
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Compensation



    Parent Education Classes
    November 17th & 19th

    Thanksgiving Feasts
    Thursday, November 19th

    Thanksgiving Break/No School
    November 23-27

    Vanguard Preparatory School

    4240 Sigma Road Dallas, TX 75244

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