Explore The Compass Advantage
The Compass Advantage is a positive youth development framework created by researcher and developmental psychologist, Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD. Simply stated, eight core abilities form an internal compass that guides kids through life. Nurtured by parents, teachers, and mentors, these competencies are more advantageous than any grade, test score, or college selection. Research suggests they are the drivers of school, career, and life success. Hover over a compass point to see more information. Discover many resources to help foster the compass abilities in your home, school, and community!
Ability to recognize, feel, and respond to the needs and suffering of others.
Ability to act in ways consistent with the values, beliefs, and moral principles we claim to hold.
Ability to produce and communicate original ideas and to appreciate the nature of beauty.
Ability to seek and acquire new knowledge, skills, and ways of understanding the world.
Love of Learning
Ability to meet and overcome challenges in ways that maintain or promote well-being.
Ability to examine and understand who we are relative to the world around us.
Belief in Self
Ability to find and use available resources to achieve goals, problem-solve, and shape the future.