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Emma Arroyo Success Story

Teen Advisory Council Founder: The Remarkable Journey of Emma Arroyo

In the bustling corridors of The Launch Pad Teen Center, Emma Arroyo found not just a place to spend her time, but a sanctuary where she discovered herself and her purpose. From 2019 to 2020, Emma's journey at TLP was nothing short of transformative, paving the way for her success today.

At TLP, Emma immersed herself in various programs, but it was the Teen Advisory Council that left an indelible mark on her. "It was so empowering to have a voice in our community and be able to make a difference even while being a teen," she reflects. “I participated in the Project Launch Program as well as earned multiple positions within different areas of the center. I was a founder member of the Teen Advisory Council and before COVID started I was at the Women’s Empowerment Breakthrough Conference. Lastly, I was a Summer Camp Facilitator during the summer of 2020. All of the programs that I was involved in impacted my life and how I am today in various ways.”

Surrounded by peers who shared her passion for change, Emma learned the importance of authenticity and self-care. "The most valuable thing that I learned while at my time at The Launch Pad was how important it is to surround yourself with the people that you value the most," Emma emphasizes.

The Launch Pad wasn't just a physical space for Emma; it was a haven where she felt safe to explore and grow. "The Launch Pad was a space for me to learn and explore who I truly wanted to be," she explains. "Through many people at TLP I was able to learn so much about myself and find all the good parts about me."

Reflecting on her journey, Emma underscores the inclusivity and supportiveness that define The Launch Pad. "The Launch Pad is the most amazing and inclusive space where teens can come and spend their time doing productive and valuable things," she declares.

Today, Emma stands on the precipice of greatness, a senior at Northern Arizona University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences with dreams of becoming a School Psychologist. "I decided I wanted to go into the psychology field because of my time at The Launch Pad and wanting to help the mental health of children," Emma shares proudly.

As she prepares to embark on her next chapter, Emma's gratitude for The Launch Pad knows no bounds. "I would not be here without TLP, and I could not be more grateful for everything that I have gained from my experiences at TLP," she concludes.

Emma's journey from teen to student of psychology is a testament to the transformative power of community and support. At The Launch Pad Teen Center, dreams take flight, and futures are forged—one teen at a time. Join us in empowering the next generation of leaders and change-makers. Together, we can make a difference.