Launched in 2014 with great success, Compass is a court offered mentoring program that is a community wide initiative. The goal and purpose of Compass is to help juveniles "find direction and purpose". Meetings are a combination of guided individual reflection as well as group discussion and activities. It is a very simple model; the first hour is a meal that encourages fellowship and dialogue and the second hour is educational. Programming focuses on self esteem, personal responsibility, decision making, conflict management, community engagement, peer relationships, etc.
A new initiative launched in 2017, a partnership between Compass Mentoring Initiative and Maury County Schools. Two Maury County schools have a program operating during the school day, one time per week.
Contact Nicolas Abdallah if you would like to refer a child ages 12-17 to this program.
Contact Jeff Kane for program specific information.
If you are interested in volunteering with this program please fill out an application.