Our 2-Step Mentoring Program

We empower aged-out foster youth and youth from at-risk backgrounds to overcome personal obstacles, achieve independence and reach their fullest potential.

Trainee Program 

Year-long intensive 1200 hours of training & mentoring

Our program is designed to foster mentoring relationship between trainees, staff and volunteers as they work along side each other.

Job Skills

We provide training in areas such as: retail, customer service, inventory, sales, merchandise display, warehouse inventory, event planning and gardening. Our trainees are employed by our three retail businesses: Compassion Planet Thrift, Deer Creek Farm and DCF Garden & Market. 

Life Skills

In addition to coaching in career development and success, we come alongside our trainees teaching whole-life principles such as finances, decision-making, health, hygiene, communication, nutrition, manners, healthy relationships, character, ethics and leadership.

Coping Skills

Our social workers train volunteers and staff on trauma informed education to work alongside our trainees in real life scenarios developing coping, social and conflict management skills in employment, healthy relationships and personal goals and dreams.

Education Support

Based on interest, we mentor, educate, connect and support our trainees completing their high school degrees, as well as, pursue their college and trade schools. 

Next Step Program

Upon graduation, our trainees enter into our Next Steps Program which provides lifelong services.

Hire Me Next

We offer mentoring support and coaching with graduated trainees to get their next job. We are building relationships with local businesses for job openings and opportunities to connect trainees to as well as building relationships for various internship placement.

Mentor Care 

We provide life long mentor care – designed to offer a support through established mentoring relationships. 

Emergency Care Fund

Our Emergency Care Fund is available to support our graduates when an unexpected emergency happens. This might include rent assistant or a unforeseen car repair.

Alumni Events

Graduates of Compassion Planet are invited to come back and take part in various alumni events each quarter such as a movie night, Kings game or dinner together.


Our Trainees

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There are so many ways you can get involved to empower lives.

Trainee Program Placement

Our drug-free program is for ages 18-24. Potential trainees are referred through social workers, community partners and individuals. If you have someone you would like to refer, please fill out the form below:

This information will be kept confidential and goes directly to the LCSW on staff. They will contact you. 


info@compassionplanet.org  |  916.672.6599

5465 Pacific St. Rocklin, CA 95677

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