Youth Development - Compassion International

Leaders encourage, set the example, have innovative ideas, and are passionate about making a difference. Through Youth Development, Compassion-assisted students are trained and encouraged to use their God-given talents to make a difference in their communities.

Youth Development Help a Young Person
Finish Well

Every child is created by God to be extraordinary. Help equip young men and women with the education and skills they need to overcome poverty and earn a sustainable income.

How Does Compassion 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 to Youth Development may support:

  • Formal education, including access to secondary school, college and seminary, and helping students prepare for entrance exams
  • Nonformal education, including vocational training, apprenticeships, assistance with job searches and computer skills, and enrichment camps and retreats
  • Income generation training, including business skills education, the provision of equipment and materials to start businesses, and microenterprise opportunities

Your donation will help a student develop impactful Christian leadership skills and help them achieve their dreams.

80.7% Directly to Program
19.3% Supporting Activities

trusted charity since 1952, bbb accredited

  • 774 million adults in the world do not have basic literary skills
  • 123 million youth (ages 15-25) lack basic reading and writing skills
  • 75 million children lack the ability to attend primary school, let alone college



Youth 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!

The Compassion International Youth Development Program helps youth like Kevin.

Give Today and help a young person finish well


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suggested amount $50

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An Organization You Can Believe In.

“As an organization, Compassion is very open with their records. They send a yearly financial analysis and have been recommended highly for their charity. My personal experience has been just as good! Compassion is worth trusting and believing in!”

– Sarah in Hillsboro, Oregon

Please call us at (800) 336-7676 to speak to a Compassion representative.
We are available Monday through Friday, 7AM - 5:30PM MT.


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