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:
- Community Engagement
- Conflict Management
- Decision Making
- Peer Relationships
- Personal Responsibility
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. Email Nicolas Abdallah if you would like to refer a child aged 12 to 17 to this program. Email Jeff Kane for program specific information.
If you are interested in volunteering with this program please fill out an application (PDF).