• Information for Families

    Each relationship in a young person’s life can help cultivate life skills and offer support. But, a strong web of multiple developmental relationships enhances opportunities for young people to flourish. Compass Mentoring expands students’ access to these strong developmental relationships.

    Research confirms that when young people have strong relationships with trusted adults in addition to their families, they are more able to:

    • Overcome challenges
    • Engage in school
    • Thrive in life

    What are Developmental Relationships and Why are They Important?

    Search Institute explains that when young people experience developmental relationships in their families, schools, programs, and communities, they are more likely to be resilient in the face of challenges and grow up thriving.

    Through developmental relationships, young people:

    • Discover who they are
    • Cultivate the abilities needed for them to shape their own lives
    • Learn how to engage with and contribute to the world around them





Families FAQ

  • How does Compass Mentoring choose matches?

  • What do Compass Mentor meetings look like?

  • What will communication look like?

  • How long is each match?

  • What if I have questions?