Youth Development

How We Prepare Leaders

Compassion's Youth Development Program provides youth ages 12 and older with customized training and educational paths according to their own unique potential, and God-given talents and purpose.

Our prayer is that each young person finishes well in the Compassion program, equipped with the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors that allows them to succeed and have a sustainable way to support themselves.

Your donation, a tangible demonstration of the meaning of compassion, will help a student develop impactful Christian leadership skills and help them achieve their dreams.

Soccer Ball IconNon-formal Education

Vocational training and apprenticeships, job-search skills and computer literacy

Sprout iconIncome-generation Training

Teaching business and entrepreneurship, financing start-ups, providing seed capital and micro-loans

Desk IconFormal Education

Tutoring for entrance examinations, and assistance with university and seminary education

774 Million
lack basic literary skills

75 Million
cannot attend primary school, let alone college

123 Million
have no basic reading and writing skills


Kevin smiling and holding a wrench in front of a car with the hood openYouth Development Helps Students Like Kevin

Kevin is a teenager in a community in Honduras, where trafficking, drugs and dangerous conflicts affect so many youth.

Kevin started attending the Compassion Child Development Center in his community, and was able to attend a vocational school to achieve his dream of becoming a mechanic and supporting his family.

This young man was able to escape a path of poverty and hopelessness, and realize his God-given potential.

Your donations enable students like Kevin to realize their potential and make a positive impact on their families, friends, and surrounding communities!

Give With Confidence

With Compassion, your donation is used wisely to help children around the world.

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Have Questions About Compassion and How We Work?

Donating to a charity is an important decision. So when you’re passionate about a cause and want to make a difference, we encourage you to do your research. Compassion is 100% committed to financial integrity, stewardship and using each dollar wisely. If you have any questions about Compassion or exactly how your donation will be used, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Please call us at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT to speak with a Compassion representative.