Education and prevention services

Teens Climb High (TCH)

Teens Climb High (TCH) is a sexual health education program presented in Chapel Hill- Carrboro City schools. TCH provides participants with a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum, Making Proud Choices! This curriculum is aimed at providing students support to make positive life choices and avoid teen pregnancy. TCH presents factual sexual health information in an inclusive, trauma-informed format that emphasizes empowerment and consent.

Classroom Sessions

Students participate in a 5-10 day intensive session of sexual health education during their school health classes.

Individual and Family Support

TCH staff members maintain regular contact with families and school personnel to help parents and students connect with community resources. TCH staff also helps increase communication among parents and their children through parent activities and workshops.

Learn More

To learn more about Teens Climb High or for information about how to volunteer, please email or call 919-968-4610.

Empowering Adolescents to Make Healthy Choices

Compass Center provides medically-accurate sexual health education and teen dating violence prevention educations to middle school students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools. Our programs teach life skills and critical thinking to help students make positive life choices and avoid teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.


Start Strong

Start Strong, our teen dating violence prevention program, is offered to 6th and 8th grade health education classrooms in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro school district middle schools. This domestic violence primary prevention programming includes sessions on developing healthy relationships, recognizing the difference between unhealthy and abusive relationships, conflict resolution, and resources for help. To learn more about Start Strong please email the program director at or call 919-968-4610.


Compass Center also offers modified versions of their adolescent programming in alternative classroom/youth settings. For questions or to schedule a presentation, please contact


Empowering Our Community

To raise awareness, educate the community, and prevent domestic violence, Compass Center offers extensive community education, training, and public education. We are happy to customize/focus on a presentation or training to cover specific topics related to domestic violence.

Please contact our Director of Education Programs by email or call us at (919) 968-4610 for more information.

Domestic Violence Trainings and Presentations

We offer a presentation entitled “Breaking the Silence” that defines domestic violence, discusses different forms of abuse, and dispels common myths around domestic violence. Our trainings and presentations focus on why victims stay in abusive relationships, the effects of domestic violence on families with children, and what can be done about domestic violence.

Specifically, we offer:

  • Professional training for businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

  • In-service presentations for healthcare providers, school professionals, the police, and mental health/substance abuse clinicians.

Public Service Campaigns

Public Service campaigns including Domestic Violence Awareness Month every October, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month every February, and Women’s History Month every March.


We also table frequently at community events, volunteer fairs, and academic environments to provide education about domestic violence and Compass Center agency services.

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210 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 919-968-4610

Hotline (24/7): 919-929-7122

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Compass Center for Women and Families is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.