COMPASS Youth Collaborative is proud to announce that we are recipients of a grant from the Catalyst Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The catalyst grant is being used to support COMPASS’ NAVIGATE program to support youth who reside at the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center.

COMPASS Peacebuilders will help Hartford youth navigate the reentry process and continue offering support for four years after their release. “We are extremely grateful to receive this support from the membership of the Catalyst Endowment Fund,” said Compass Chief Executive Officer, Jacquelyn Santiago. “The intensive, long-term, support we offer juvenile justice involved youth is what makes us unique. We not only work with youth before and during reentry, our staff remain a caring presence in their lives for years to come helping them set and achieve goals, comply with courts, enroll in school, and find employment. Through daily interactions with youth, Peacebuilders model alternatives for youth who might otherwise succumb to a cycle of negative choices.”

Thank you to the Catalyst Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for helping COMPASS fulfill our mission: COMPASS Youth Collaborative connects with high risk youth wherever they are. We engage them in relationships to provide supports and opportunities that help them become ready, willing and able to succeed in education, employment and life.