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:

  • Compass Mentoring InitiativeCommunity Engagement
  • Conflict Management
  • Decision Making
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Self-Esteem

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).



Pathfinders is a program that operates during the summer months and provides a safe place for young people ages 12 to 17. Students will learn important life skills and also find ways to impact the local community. Students share a meal each week, participate in educational programming and complete service projects. If you are interested in having your child attend this program please email Jeff Kane.