Our Programs

At Compass for Kids, we empower under-served elementary students by supporting their academic and social-emotional skills with innovative school-year and summer programs.

Our programs are designed to improve academics and cultivate the crucial life skills our children need to thrive.

Virtual Club Compass

Virtual Club Compass is a free, remote learning program focused on social-emotional skill development, enrichment, and reading. Club Compass serves 125 elementary students in Springfield Public Schools – District 186.

Every week students participate in:

Weekend meals, books, enrichment supply kits, and school supplies are delivered to students’ homes.

Virtual Camp Compass

Virtual Camp Compass is a free, summer, remote learning program for under-served elementary students of Springfield Public Schools – District 186.

Camp Compass is designed to prevent summer learning loss and improve reading and math skills. Its purpose is to reduce the achievement gap and opportunity gaps that exist between low-income students and their higher-income peers. It accomplishes this purpose through a balance of academic and enrichment activities:

Licensed teachers instruct students in literacy and math.

Small class sizes, differentiated instruction, and licensed teachers are key to stopping summer learning loss and improving core academic skills.
Campers participate in enrichment activities.

Through these activities, kids find hidden talents, develop skills, and have memorable summer experiences they might not otherwise have.

Camp Care-A-Lot

Camp Care-A-Lot is a five-day, four-night, residential camp experience that is free for under-served elementary students from throughout Central Illinois. It is held in August every summer.

For over 26 years, Camp Care-A-Lot has offered a unique opportunity for children to help them achieve their future goals and live healthier and safer lives. Campers leave believing they can be successful no matter where they come from.