Leaders encourage, set the example, have innovative ideas, and are passionate about making a difference. Every day, leaders are identified among the many students in Compassion's Child Development Sponsorship Program, and are encouraged to use their God-given talents to make a difference in their communities through Leadership Development Program. 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.

Sponsor a Student

We are sorry but at this time there are no Leadership Development Students available. You can check back in a few hours or, please consider learning more about and donating to our Vocational Training fund for teens. Or, consider sponsoring a child.

Transform a Student's Life!

When you sponsor a student in Compassion’s Leadership Development Program, you help transform his or her life. These students bring hope to their families and communities. They are eager to release others from the grip of poverty and change lives in Jesus’ name. But they need someone to believe in them. Please sponsor one of these outstanding students today!

Sponsor a Student Leader

Each of these students has refused to allow poverty to win. As exceptional graduates of Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program, they have excelled in school and shown promising leadership potential. And most important — they are passionate about sharing the hope of Jesus Christ. Help one of these young adults become a future leader. Click any photo to learn more about each student!

Develop a Future Leader


When you sponsor a student in the Leadership Development Program, you help your student receive:

  • a college education — tuition, textbooks, housing and living expenses
  • world-class personal mentoring and discipleship
  • rigorous Christian leadership training
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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.

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)