The Compass Youth Program
For close to three decades, Compass has provided a safe space for youth in Palm Beach County. Compass provides social support, community service, arts & cultural activities, educational, and leadership opportunities.
We strive to ensure all youth in Palm Beach County are safe from discrimination and harassment, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. Thousands of youth and their families have accessed services through our Youth program since its inception, making it one of the longest running and largest youth programs in the southeast United States.
The Drop In Center
Compass’ Youth Drop-In Center is for youth ages 11-18.
It’s a safe space to hang out, use computers, talk about the issues that matter to you, engage with mentors and connect with your community.
Drop in hours: Monday - Friday 3pm to 7pm
Youth Social Groups & Group Therapy Schedule
The Compass Youth Group for teens ages 14-18.
All Tea, No Shade Therapy Group is a closed group for youth ages 18-22.
The Compass Youth Group for teens age 11-13.
All Tea, No Shade Therapy Group is a closed group for youth ages 14-17.
Social Support group for gender diverse youth.
Compass Mentor Program
Compass’ Mentoring Program offers a number of benefits to our youth. Mentors provide guidance and tutelage to help our youth rise to their full potential.
Youth, and their mentors, participate in tutoring, field trips, youth group activities, and emotional and social support. Adult mentors commit their donated time for a 12 month commitment with a 4 hour/month minimum to ensure stability within the program. The Mentoring Program is made possible through generous support from the United Way of Palm Beach County, Inc.
The All Tea, No Shade Therapy Group
The All Tea, No Shade Therapy Group is a group for those youth who could benefit from talking to their peers in a facilitated setting led by licensed therapists.
Individual, short term therapy is also available.
Contact us at [email protected] for dates and times.
The Authentically YOUth support group is geared towards the parents of younger members of their families who are struggling with gender identity.
The group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00am - 11:30am at Compass Community Center.
Contact us at [email protected]
Youth Group Funders
The Youth Group is made possible by generous donations from our community members and our funders.
Compass Youth Group implements the Wyman Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®), which empowers teens to lead successful lives and help build strong communities. TOP® discusses goal-setting, human development, sexual health, relationships, peer pressure, community service, and values.