To ensure more students, families, and teachers in Sarasota County Schools can access important resources, we opened LauchPad4U in June 2020. In this community resource center and learning lab, we can experiment with potential solutions that will help ensure students graduate prepared for the future, with a plan in place—and that will innovate education.

Housed in LaunchPad4U is a Student Success Center that is open for all students in Sarasota County Schools. Here, you can work one on one with a College Career Advisor to begin formulating a plan for life after high school. You can find all kinds of resources that will help you realize your dreams, and you can attend important workshops. You can access many of these resources in digital format.


Located at: 1413 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

LaunchPad4U is place where we bring people together. It is the hub of our mentoring program, our Teacher Leadership Center, and PLANit Sarasota, a cross-sector group of education and youth services organizations and community partners focused on increasing the rate of students who obtain high-level diplomas or certifications after high school. This space reflects our commitment to students and teachers.  

Please visit LaunchPad4U to start formulating a plan for life after high school. And you can read more about LaunchPad4U.

Meet the team and find out
the opportunities available to you!

Bianca Brown

Bianca Brown | Chief Program Officer

Jeff Blanchette - Mentoring Coordinator

Jeff Blanchette | Mentoring Manager

Thomas Williams - Education Foundation of Sarasota County Staff Member

Thomas Williams | PLANit Sarasota Director

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