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…

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…

This week Compass Mark received a generous donation from Weis Markets for our Future Generations program.  The contribution will be used to provide educational enrichment and leadership development programming for middle and high-school age youth.  Thank you Weis Markets for investing in the future of our community! Businesses:  Did you know that Compass Mark is…

Twenty-year-old Kiley Atkins was charged with underage drinking when an arresting officer made a decision that changed her life: He ordered her to attend Compass Mark’s Student Skills for Life program. According to Kiley, the program put her life into perspective. Often times, a positive influence proves to be a better course of discipline than…

There are a variety of reasons why a young person may begin using alcohol or drugs. While most people don’t actually develop addiction, researchers have identified several major risk factors that may lead to drug or alcohol abuse in teens. Can you recognize them? Think about the children and teens in your life and learn what…

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