A group of tweens and teens pose in summer clothes in a wooded stream

Our 2019 Kids Kampers doing some exploring. Compass Mark is guiding youth and adults toward healthy, addition-free lives. . . thanks to your generosity! Individuals, businesses, faith-based organizations and community groups across Lancaster and Lebanon counties have helped Compass Mark gain tremendous momentum in 2019.  Our school-based programs are reaching more young people, new and…

In a classroom, a woman and elementary-aged student pose with a stuffed bear.

Every year, Compass Mark’s Prevention Program Facilitators head into schools in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, delivering evidence-based programs to make our community healthy and strong. Providing elementary students with skill building and resiliency training programs like Lions Quest and empowering older students with leadership training, Compass Mark’s program facilitators work hard to guide students on…

A teddy bear wears a white shirt with a "Q" on it, as well as a tag that reads, "Sponsored by RKL"

Image: Students in Lions Quest programs receive Q-Bear as a parting gift to remind then of what they’ve learned. Made possible by RKL LLP. The number of Lancaster and Lebanon County residents impacted by Compass Mark’s programs has grown exponentially each year. From 2016-2017 through 2018-2019 alone, the number grew from 96,520 to 220,342 and…

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 and high school kids smile

You can give the gift of change that makes a difference this Holiday season. When you finish the year with a gift to Compass Mark, you’re making an investment in prevention programs that are delivering long-term impact in the community. Your donations support programs like Student Skills for Life —which provides intervention and prevention to…

national night out logo 2018

Mark your calendar for the National Night Out on August 7, 2018! The evening aims to bring communities together and to promote positive choices. Showing people that they are a part of strong communities and diverse support systems is an important part of prevention! Compass Mark is excited to be invited to participate in NNO…

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…

Compass Mark took part in raising awareness for National Prevention Week last week. National Prevention Week is a week dedicated to increasing support for the prevention of mental health and substance use disorders. Compass Mark shared several of SAMHSA’s videos of individuals completing the 2018 Prevention Challenge: Dear Future Me. This challenged individuals to submit…

As media attention for the opioid crisis grows, local communities have responded. Grassroots coalition groups have sprung up across the United States, and right here in Lancaster. Just within Lancaster County, the number of known grassroots organizations and coalitions has has doubled in the past year. Through funding from the Lancaster Drug and Alcohol Commission,…

It can be challenging to figure out how to positively impact your community. This is especially true when the issue you’re looking to help with is drug and alcohol prevention. Compass Mark’s Community Prevention Mobilizer is there to provide opportunities for community members like yourself. So, what does Compass Mark’s Community Prevention Mobilizer do? Christine…

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