Compass Center Updates
Educating Middle-Schoolers Through 
Adolescent Empowerment Programs

Ja'Nell Henry
Photo Credit:
Bridget McEnaney
We are on track to reach even more middle school students in the coming years! The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives (TIPPI) of the NC Department of Health and Human Services has announced that they will continue funding Teens Climb High, one of our long-standing adolescent programs. We will be implementing Making Proud Choices, an evidence-based pregnancy and STD prevention program, reaching 200-300 Chapel Hill and Carrboro middle schoolers. The program will be delivered in health education classes for girls and boys as well as lunch groups for at-risk girls.

In addition to Teens Climb High, we are still working with Orange County Rape Crisis Center to offer Start Strong, our teen dating violence prevention program, to Chapel Hill/Carrboro school district middle schools and St. Thomas More School. This domestic violence primary prevention programming includes sessions about bullying, violence in the home and developing healthy relationships.

We also offer one-time presentations and multi-session groups for middle and high school youth through M.A.G.I.C. (Media Analysis of Gender and Image Construction). M.A.G.I.C. gives students the knowledge and skills they need to analyze and evaluate media messages so that they can independently decide whether to accept or reject those messages.

We are excited about the new changes to Teens Climb High and continuing Start Strong and M.A.G.I.C.! Thank you to Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools for enabling us to reach students in the classroom.


Ja'Nell Henry
Director of Teens Climb High

Mark Your Calendar!
Fit4Life Ribbon Cutting and Zumbathon
Monday, April 27
10 a.m.
1728 Fordham Blvd,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Join Fit4Life for Women as the Chamber of Commerce cuts the ribbon on their first anniversary! Proceeds from the Zumbathon will come to Compass Center to support our prorams and services.

Not So Normal Run
May 14 - 17
Locations and times vary
Click here for more information on this fun four-day event!

Whole Foods 5% Day
Tuesday, May 19
All Day
81 S. Elliot Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
Shop at Whole Foods on Tuesday, May 19th and you'll make the most of your grocery bill! 5% of all purchases on May 19th will come to Compass Center. 
Contact Us
For help with domestic violence issues, please call our 24-hour crisis hotline: 919.929.7122

For career, legal and financial programs: 919.968.4610