Our Family Services Advocate, Lindsey Ober, participated in the event’s featured panel; Women in the Justice System.  The Maze of Injustice showcased in Ronks, PA was held by the Vera Institute of Justice. The maze was created on a 3-acre cornfield to symbolize the challenges that individuals face while navigating our criminal justice system. Displayed within…

Compass Mark's logo with the tagline "Science-Based Addiction Prevention"

Compass Mark’s mission is to prevent addiction through education, skill-building, and community mobilization.   On Monday, October 7th, Compass Mark hosted two of the original Freedom Writers, Tony Becerra, and Cynthia Ray, to share their stories with our community. The night was filled with messages of inspiration, empowerment, and resiliency. We celebrated both the 20th…

A figure with a mortarboard and two other figures outline the words, "I want the best for my future. I choose to remain sober."

The DUI Council of Lancaster County is proud to unveil its latest billboard created by the Leaders of Future Generations program students. It is located on Route 30 EB between the Mountville Exit and the Centerville Exit. The students message of “I want the best for my future” depicts making good decisions, asking for help…

A group of middle school students pose in front of a homemade banner promoting kindness

Image: Lincoln Middle School’s first cohort of LFG addressed bullying and promoted kindness. When the students of the Leaders of Future Generations (LFG) initiative begin the eight-week program, they are asked to brainstorm and write out answers to four questions: How would you change the world? What about your country? How can you change Pennsylvania?…

A young teacher and 4 smiling elementary-aged kids smile and hold up stuffed teddy bears

Compass Mark Facilitator Nicole Bridgen celebrates the last day of Lions Quest with Rheems Elementary students in Elizabethtown. The Lions Quest® prevention program helps young people develop positive commitments to their families, schools, peers, and communities. Research repeatedly shows us that establishing these commitments and skills at any early age contributes critical protection against future…

A group of middle-school students stand on the steps of Thaddeus Stevens College

Thanks to the many generous donors who support Compass Mark’s mission to prevent addiction, Compass Mark is planning a new initiative that will make a big difference at three local schools. Compass Mark recently combined the Future Generations after-school program and the Leadership Institute to form the Leaders of Future Generations program, a blended school…

A mural on the side of a building has letters and words arranged like a crossword puzzle. In the center we see the word "possible."

By Anne Schober, Youth Leadership Advocate I love summer. I love the idea of wearing flip-flops every day, soaking up the sun while sipping on lemonade, enjoying a refreshing dip in the pool, savoring Lancaster County sweet corn, catching fireflies and watching the sunset. . . summer is my season. And yet, October excites me….

Register today for the first-ever Prevention Convention!  Compass Mark is inviting children, youth and families in our community to join us on Sunday, March 18th from 1pm to 5pm at Go ‘N Bananas in Lancaster. We are planning an exciting day of free activities and giveaways to educate our community about addiction prevention: Laser Frenzy–…

Thank you so much for coming into my class and teaching us about good and bad choices.  My favorite lesson was about how to choose friends. You were fun! Thank you for teaching me the reasons of why I should not smoke, do drugs or under age drink. The above quotes capture what students love…

Starting a new school year can be a difficult transition period for students. How is your student adapting this year? It can be hard for students to focus if they are facing challenges likes cliques, bullying, and peer pressure. Children and teens need the necessary tools and outlets to handle these tough issues. Compass Mark…

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