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COMPASS Programs Donation Tiers

 

COMPASS Program’s mission is to increase resources and opportunities for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) facing diverse obstacles as they transition into adulthood through a comprehensive and holistic approach to wellness. Your donation directly impacts the lives of the TAY we serve, fulfilling their immediate needs and building their futures. With a range of options from $25 to $2,000, your donation can provide two weeks of food for an individual, provide supplies for events that boost engagement in the program, prevent homelessness, and fund their educational and employment aspirations.

COMPASS Programs developed these donation tiers to ensure transparency about how your donation makes a difference. If you have any questions or concerns, please email COMPASS@davidandmargaret.org.

 



For more information, contact: COMPASS@davidandmargaret.org

Stronger Together: Joan Macy School & Renaissance Community Prep

The 2021-2022 school year looked a little different this year, not because of virtual classes or wearing masks, but because Joan Macy School and Renaissance Community Prep joined forces on the David & Margaret campus. The new, larger cohort of students from 1st-12th grade has been a huge success. Students are progressing academically, socially, and vocationally through individualized lesson planning and community-based learning.

Twelve students applied and now hold jobs on campus, six of which have been accepted for employment through the Department of Rehabilitation. To be eligible for the work program, a student must maintain excellent school attendance, be passing all their classes, and demonstrate appropriate school behavior. Through the work program, students learn useful skills, responsibility, and time management.

One student is involved in the adult transition program to develop independent living skills. He is learning how to create a weekly menu, shop for all the ingredients, and prepare food for himself. Additionally, he is also learning to do his own laundry, clean the kitchen and bathroom, along with other household chores, all while attending specific classes to continue working on reading, writing, and math.

There is so much to celebrate at Joan Macy School/Renaissance Community Prep! Three of our students have already applied and been accepted into local junior colleges, thanks to their hard work and dedication. These are excellent students who are working towards a bright and better future for themselves. We look forward to many more successes in the years to come as we continue to expand our programs to better meet the needs of our youth.

 

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Our Impact This Year

  • Youth & Families Served

    785

  • Volunteer Hours

    1148

  • Youth Internship Hours

    231

  • Housing Provided

    46

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