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Your generous contributions help COMPASS meet the many diverse needs of the youth and families we serve.

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Can you help us reach new heights?

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Fund upgrades for a classroom’s technology, to better serve students with special needs.

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Provide funding for 3 overnight Outdoor Education trips for youth in CSS and School.

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Provide excursions to foster mentor relationships for 5 youth in the CSS program.

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Fully fund a student’s internship placement for 1 month.

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Supply a family with basic needs during a financial emergency.

Thanks to our donors

Many thanks to the foundations, sponsors and donors that have supported us, along with in-kind donations of services, tickets, gift certificates, and gift items. Special thanks to all our individual donors who generously remember COMPASS kids and families throughout the year with their donations to our seasonal appeals and fundraising events!

Dave W. Manzo Scholarship

A college scholarship for former students and clients

COMPASS offers a $500 per year scholarship to any of our former students or clients who attend college. We will make an annual check payable to the college or university that the former COMPASS student or client attends for as long as he/she is enrolled. The scholarship can be used for tuition, books or lodging; under special circumstances, scholarship funds can be used for transportation expenses.

At the COMPASS 25th Anniversary Dinner, the Board of Directors named the scholarship fund after former Executive Director, David W. Manzo. David began working at COMPASS in 1980 and was the Executive Director from 1984 through 2004.

John J. Lydon Help Fund

This fund assists families with emergency assistance with groceries, clothing, housing, and education for youth. Families that are experiencing a dire situation where they need help with accessing basic needs can apply for small grants through the John J. Lydon Help Fund. Over the past year, more than 380 requests for grants were approved, totaling over $40,000.

Watch this video to see what the John J. Lydon Help Fund is all about!

Uses of the John J. Lydon Help Fund during the last 12 months

Examples of the John J. Lydon Help Fund in Action

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