Year-long intensive 1200 hours of training & mentoring with job skills, coping skills, life skills and education support.
Second Steps Program
Upon graduation, our trainees enter into our Second Steps Program which provides lifelong services.
We empower aged-out foster youth and youth from at-risk backgrounds to overcome personal obstacles, achieve independence and reach their fullest potential Through our 2-Step Mentoring Program:
Our Remarkable Story
started in 2011 out of a heart to provide hope & a positive future for our under-served youth in the Greater Sacramento area.
Compassion Planet was formed by Scott and Jacquie Flanagan and originally, started out as a food closet in Placer County with events, such as, The Heart of Oak Park, which provided free groceries, free medical, free bikes and bike repair to area. As CP evolved, Scott and Jacquie met a foster youth about to be emancipated from the foster care system and at risk to be homeless. It was at this moment, they realized there was a need. As a young married couple, they took him in, helped him find and keep a job and mentored him in basic hygiene and life skills - the mission of Compassion Planet became clear.
In 2012, CP acquired a thrift store in Rocklin and in 2013, added a retail home décor, gifts and vintage finds boutique, called Deer Creek Farm in Historic Rocklin. In the same location, in 2019, CP opened DCF Garden & Market, a Placer County approved garden selling seasonal fruits and vegetables along with locally made delicacies, such as jellies and honey.
Together with these sustainable non-profit businesses along with generous support, the Compassion Planet dream became a reality. In 2014, the first group of trainees were brought into CP's Mentoring Program. Now, twice a year, CP continues to bring groups of incredible young people through the program. Their stories and journeys are astounding, and CP is privileged to be a part of their family!
Our Leadership & Staff
Our 2020 Compassion Planet
Thank you to our corporate sponsors that are partnering with us to empower lives in our community!
As a Corporate Partner, your investment in Compassion Planet is an investment in our community. More specifically, your gift will help fund our one-year Trainee Program which provides over 1500 hours of services to aged-out foster youth which includes: life skills training, employment, group and individual counseling, job training, leadership skills, and dozens of person-centered learning opportunities in a family-like setting.
Your partnership will help fulfill some of your marketing goals by providing year-long recognition at a variety of Compassion Planet fundraisers & events.
When you give to Compassion Planet, 89.57% of our total revenue goes directly to our Mentoring Programs, 5.90% goes to fundraising, and 4.53% goes toward management and administrative expenses.
Compassion Planet is proud to be rated by Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the United States. We have been given the highest rating of 4 out of 4 stars since 2014, as well as a score of 98.23/100 for financial management and 100/100 for transparency and accountability. You can view our complete rating details on the Charity Navigator website.
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