At Compass for Kids, we empower underserved elementary 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.
Club Compass is a free community-based program that takes place after school. Club Compass focuses on social-emotional skill development, enrichment, and reading. Club Compass serves elementary students in Springfield Public Schools – District 186.
Every week Club Compass participants get to:
- Develop social-emotional and leadership skills
- Spend time with positive, caring adults
- Experience a hands-on, project-based enrichment activity
- Share a delicious meal alongside volunteers
- Listen to a book being read aloud during Book Club
- Choose non-perishable food to take home for the weekend
Camp Compass is a free, summer learning program for under-served elementary students of Springfield Public Schools – District 186.
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:
Camp Care-A-Lot is a five-day, four-night, residential camp experience that is free for under-served elementary students from throughout Central Illinois. It is held in August every summer.
For over 26 years, Camp Care-A-Lot has offered a unique opportunity for children to help them achieve their future goals and live healthier and safer lives. Campers leave believing they can be successful no matter where they come from.