A neon sign is fixed to a white wall. The letters are white, and read: The Journey is On.

We are thrilled to unveil plans to offer a comprehensive array of prevention programs throughout Chester County.  These new services will be available to schools, community organizations, and the general public through a recently announced contract Compass Mark received from the Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services. “At the core of our identity…


  • Session 7
    July 14, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:45 am
  • Session 8
    July 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:45 am
  • Session 9
    August 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:45 am
  • Session 10
    August 18, 2020
    9:00 am - 9:45 am

Lions Quest® is a life skills education program designed to help young people develop positive commitments to their families, schools, peers, and communities and to encourage healthy, drug-free lives. This is recognized as an evidence-informed program.


  • Session 7
    July 14, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Session 8
    July 28, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Session 9
    August 11, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Session 10
    August 18, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am

Lions Quest® is a life skills education program designed to help young people develop positive commitments to their families, schools, peers, and communities and to encourage healthy, drug-free lives. This is recognized as an evidence-informed program.


  • Morning Event
    April 30, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

~ ONLINE VIA ZOOM ~ This FREE, interactive webinar from Compass Mark will explain the importance of science-based prevention, including effective strategies for reducing substance use and gambling among children, youth, and adults. The implications of COVID-19 on addiction prevention and treatment will also be discussed, along with a review of available resources in Lancaster (more…)

A group of middle school students in matching shirts stand in front of a huge banner reading "Building Community Day"

LFG Students Leaders of Future Generations (LFG) is a school-based prevention program offered by Compass Mark for middle and high school youth who exhibit leadership potential. Students, mentors, Compass Mark facilitators, and youth advocates meet together for 12 weeks during their afterschool program to explore topics such as communication, personal values, managing conflict, and leadership….

A coloful eagle stretches along the hall of a middle school. It's feathers are made up of indivual cut-outs with inspirational words written by the kids.

Compass Mark’s dedicated teams work to fulfill the mission to prevent addiction through education, skill-building, and community mobilization. Lauren Krebs, Youth Leadership Advocate I haven’t been here long but I did get to witness Landis Run Intermediate School’s community service project day and it was great. The children started the day by handing out bracelets…

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…

Substance abuse prevention is about so much more than simply telling kids not to use alcohol or other drugs. Effective prevention starts with identifying what children and youth in the community need, and then meeting that need with research-backed strategies. Risk & Protective Factors: The Foundation for Effective Prevention Risk factors are those things that…

What type of youth substance abuse prevention is most effective? At Compass Mark, our mission is to find evidence-based prevention programs and put them to work in Lancaster and Lebanon. Many of our youth programs are based on social and emotional learning (SEL), a term that defines acquiring the skills that help children make healthier,…

Once again, the Lancaster Community will come together to support the Extraordinary Give. Every dollar donated during the Friday, November 18th event will be stretched by funds from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and other sponsors. You have many organizations to choose from when it’s time to donate during Extra Give. We’re asking you to invest in our…

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