Closeup of little girl kneeling on a brick surface outside, painting. Her younger sister sits next to her. Reads, Compass Mark 2022-2023 Annual Report.

by Eric Kennel, MPS, Executive Director

Our addiction prevention work is most effective when delivered from a foundation of relationships and personal connections. In my work each day, I am honored by the opportunity to connect with so many extraordinary individuals. People walking alongside friends and family members who are experiencing the impacts of addiction. Youth in our school-based programs who are learning life skills and modeling resilience through adversity. Dedicated educators and providers who are delivering life-changing services and resources for our community.

For me, each of these “faces” of prevention offers daily inspiration that Compass Mark’s vision – to guide and empower ALL people toward healthy, fulfilling lives free from addiction – is moving forward. It is a privilege to witness the relationships being built by our staff, board members, and community partners as we transform this bold vision into a reality.

Our 2022-2023 Annual Report reflects this vision—please take a moment to read about our successes, as well as our goals for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.