WE LEAD: Launch

LAUNCH | March 6-7, 2020

A Girls Only Preview Weekend

LAUNCH attendees 2019

Launch is a unique college preview weekend just for high school girls, designed to affirm that they are enough, and that their individual talents and abilities make them valuable leaders. For we know that they are each 'fearfully and wonderfully made'!

During this weekend visit you’ll meet other high school girls in a supportive setting, as MNU faculty and student leaders guide you through a variety of sessions and experiences focusing on the whole person: heart, soul, mind and strength.

Whether you’re already a leader in high school or you’re curious about increasing your unique leadership potential, this event is for you! At MNU we are intentional about preparing female graduates who are prepared to lead in any vocation or calling. We know that God does not intend for girls to live a life that is less than or held back. We affirm that you have gifts that should be shared with the world! You are worthy and valuable.

You’ll learn about opportunities for on-campus and community engagement if you become a future Pioneer.

Weekend Activities

At Launch, you will:

  • Meet and collaborate with other high school girls
  • Listen, learn and engage with key MNU female faculty and leaders
  • Learn about the EMPOWER certificate program
  • Build a relationship with your MNU student host
  • Participate in fun activities, discussions and breakout sessions designed to spur growth

Female MNU students huggingAll meals for student guests will be provided, starting with Friday evening dinner and concluding with lunch on Saturday. Feel free to bring your own spending money for Dewey’s Book & Bean (the on-campus coffee shop) or the Merc (the campus store).

All Launch student guests will stay on campus in residence halls, hosted by current MNU female students. Host students will also participate in certain Launch activities with guests.

If your parent, family member or sponsor needs a place to stay in Olathe during this event, please contact the Admissions office at 913.971.3380. There are many great hotel options just a few minutes from campus.

Please bring

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries + shower things
  • Pajamas
  • Casual clothing for Saturday’s sessions
  • Workout clothes (optional yoga session will be offered on Saturday morning)
  • Notebook


Register Now!

Check In

On Friday, March 6th, check in for Launch begins at 3:15 pm in the Smith Building lobby (accessible from a parking lot on Mur-Len Road; see the campus map). Launch officially kicks off at 4:00 pm on Friday, so make sure to arrive early in order to check in.

Download the schedule.

Women’s Leadership Initiative
MidAmerica Nazarene University
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899