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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."

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. O-C-T-O-B-E-R. . . football season (Go…

The word change in orange neon against a dark background

By Anne Schober, Youth Leadership Advocate It was a gloomy Tuesday morning and I had a confession I needed to make to Richard: I was nervous. I was nervous about beginning our new program. I was nervous about change. I was nervous that I was going to fall on my face and not get back…

Compass Mark employee Anne Schober

Many of you know Anne Schober from her work as a Program Facilitator in our pilot Leadership Institute last year. We are thrilled to announce that Anne recently accepted a new full-time position with Compass Mark as Youth Leadership Coordinator! She will work closely with Richard Khuu to implement our expanded Leaders of Future Generations…

Kids Kamp 2018 group shot

On June 17th, 22 Kids Kamp campers arrived in Chester County for a memorable and life-changing week of learning and fun, all organized by Compass Mark. The campers, who are often facing a variety of challenging situations, were joined by seven staff counselors and seven high school students serving as mentors. Campers are often nervous…

A total of 53 5th and 6th graders from Landis Run Intermediate School spent 8 weeks completing the first year of Compass Mark’s Leadership Institute after-school program. There were three separate cohorts of 15-20 students spread out through the 2017-2018 school year working together to first learn about leadership qualities, and then to create and…

Kids in bathing suits use buckets to splash water on each other.

Local children matter to you. That’s why you’re part of the Compass Mark community. You care about giving our youth meaningful experiences that help them grow their confidence and make positive choices. Summer programs available through Compass Mark offer a fun, safe environment and learning that has lifelong benefits. That’s right! Compass Mark’s work with…

Across the spectrum of programs and services at Compass Mark there are moving stories of personal success: a mother finding a way to afford help for her daughter; a grandmother finding her path as a caregiver for a child with an incarcerated parent; a young person seeing hope and a way out of addiction. Below…

On Sunday March 18th, Compass Mark welcomed more than 300 kids and parents to Go ’N Bananas for the first ever Prevention Convention! The event was generously sponsored by Murray Securus and other local companies to support Compass Mark’s mission in the community. Participants enjoyed a variety of games and activities and learned new skills…

When one or both parents are incarcerated, children and caregivers face unique challenges, from making sure the child’s basic needs and emotional needs are met, to maintaining appropriate connections between the child and his or her parent(s). This situation can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate for adults, let alone for children. The Family Services…

Working in the helping professions isn’t easy. Doing so during an addiction epidemic is harder still. If hope doesn’t prevail, we cannot continue. Interventions for addiction fall along a continuum- from health promotion and prevention to treatment and finally, long-term support for recovery. We’d like to share hope today, and we find it at every…

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