Our Programs

At Compass for Kids, we empower underserved students by supporting their academic and social-emotional skills with innovative school-year and summer programs.

Our programs are designed to improve academics and cultivate the crucial life skills our children need to thrive.

Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP)

The Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP) is designed to provide middle and high school alumni of Club Compass the opportunity to develop as leaders, and be prepared for college, vocational / trade school, the military, and/or to enter the workforce. The ultimate goal is for these youths to graduate from high school and be ready to achieve their dreams.

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Club Compass

Club Compass is a free community-based program that takes place after school. Club Compass focuses on social-emotional skill development, life skills, enrichment, and reading. Club Compass serves elementary students in Springfield Public Schools – District 186.

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Camp Compass

Our campers having a blast on a field trip to BounceTag!

Camp Compass is a free, summer learning program for underserved elementary students of Springfield, Illinois District 186 Schools.

Camp Compass is designed to prevent summer learning loss and improve reading and math skills. Its purpose is to reduce the achievement gap and opportunity gaps that exist between low-income students and their higher-income peers. It accomplishes this purpose through a balance of academic and enrichment activities.

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Students at the McClernand Club Compass site enjoy a fun and educational visit with our friends from the Springfield Fire Department!