Develop a Future Leader

Student leaders are developed into future leaders of their countries through Compassion International's Leadership Development Program. This program provides college tuition and leadership training to students in poverty so they can fight government corruption in their countries.

  • college scholarship
  • leadership training
  • future leaders
  • fight government corruption

Your donation to Compassion International is tax-deductible.

Develop a Future Leader

Maureen, Kenya

The time between meals for Maureen and her family wasn’t just hours, but days. She and her sister would root in the garbage for food. She’s the first in her family to attend college.

Roni, Peru
Electrical Engineering

Working for IBM seemed beyond Roni’s reach. But even after his parents’ divorce forced him to move far away from the Compassion center, Roni is now working for IBM … and pursuing a second degree.

Dewi, Indonesia
Special Education

Dewi grew up in a poor family where simply surviving was a daily struggle — regular meals were a luxury. Thanks to the Leadership Development Program, Dewi is studying to be a teacher in special education.

Silvia, Guatemala
Social Work

In Guatemalan society, women are often seen as inferior. Though Silvia's father insisted she abandon her education, she bravely went to college without his support.

See How You Can Develop Student Leaders
A young lawyer works against family abuse. A new doctor returns to her hometown to minister to women in poverty. A college student wants to be president of his country.  These are just a few of the dreams fulfilled through the Leadership Development Program. And you can help change the world with just the click of a mouse.
Sponsor a Student Leader

Students in the Leadership Development Program are grateful for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to escape poverty. Meet future leaders who are committed to using their God-given talents to help others.

Develop a Future Leader

Being born into poverty doesn’t stop the world’s best and brightest students. They are eager to learn, eager to make a difference in the world. And they are precisely the reason the Leadership Development Program was created.

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Donate with Confidence

Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity. At least 80 percent of all expenditures are used on programs serving children.


Charity Navigator awarded Compassion International four out of four stars.

In earning the highest rating, Compassion has demonstrated exceptional financial health.

Hear How Compassion's Leadership Development Program is Raising Up Leaders Around the World
Lifetime of Compassion - LDP

The Leadership Development Program identifies Compassion-assisted youth who have leadership potential and assists them with college tuition, textbooks and other school-related expenses.

  • 0-1 Years: Child Survival Program (CSP)
  • 1-22 Years: Child Development Sponsorship Program (CDSP)
  • 22-25 Years: Leadership Development Program (LDP)