Adventure Based Learning

One-on-One Mentoring

Project-Based Learning

STEM Literacy

FIRST Robotics Competition

FIRST Lego League Junior

FIRST Tech Challenge

Cognitive Intervention

Healthy Living


  vision statement


Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214 or 888-830-4989 for NC Residents

" In the summer of 2009--multiple like minded educators, talent advisors, clergy, law enforcement personnel, community leaders and other advocates for youth empowerment formed an ideology that Every Child Deserves a Champion.​

​​​​​​​July 2009– Compass Youth Center registers as a 501(c) (3) and forms its Articles of Incorporation and founding Board of Directors.

May 2012 – Mariam Boyd Elementary becomes the official research and development phase of the after-school and EOG Testing project conducted to establish student achievement benchmarks.

April/May 2014– Voluntary Supplemental EOG Day Sessions performed at South Warren Elementary School to compare demographics and statistics.

November 2015  - FIRST Robotics Grant awarded for the sponsorship of the inaugural high-school Robotics team Armored Eagles.

January 2016 - FIRST Lego League Junior Grant Awarded.

June 2016 - Mini-Camp for FIRST Lego League Junior held at Summer Program for WCTS - North Warren Alumni Association. Warren County Memorial Library serves as host site for FIRST Lego League Summer kick-off.

​​July 2016- Warren County Commissioners/Manager approve grant funds for FY 2016/17.

​​October 2016- Compass Youth Center represents FIRST North Carolina at community outreach event with Fidelity Investments in Research Triangle Park, NC.

​​November 2016- Compass Youth Center receives grant funding from Duke Energy, Argosy Foundation and FIRST North Carolina; expanding into FLL Jr., FTC and FRC for the 2017 season.

September 2017- Partnership with North Carolina Central University, Global Health Connections International, N.C. A & T State University, Vance-Granville Community College and Josephine Dobbs-Clement Early College emerge.

January 2018 - Collaboration with the Rocky Mount Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) and Edgecombe Community College evolves into a host site and relocation of FRC 6215 to include future k-12 and workforce development initiatives.


Compass provides educational opportunities and services designed to empower and engage our youth. Our central focus hinges upon the creation and successful delivery of quality socioeconomic and community-based programs. With the goal of assisting our at-risk population, we also aim to combat the school-to-prison pipeline and promote personal/professional development for all.

Today, we promote STEM literacy, a comprehensive approach to before, weekend and afterschool programs as well as a host of other creative development opportunities for all of our young people.  Having a positive impact on student achievement is the cornerstone of our organization." 



Lorenza M. Wilkins

Provide sustainable pathways out of poverty which leads to improved self-awareness, stronger workforce/economic development, healthier living and improved relations between communities, businesses, local leaders and government agencies.