In their Last Year of High School

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Two of the children I sponsor are in their last year of school. What happens after that. One just wrote to me that she hopes to go to the university and become a doctor. Is there any way to continue to help her with her goal?
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Beth McKenna

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Stephen

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Hello Beth I am a sponsor like you and my sponsor child wants to also go to school and become a doctor someone from Compassion will be in contact when the weekend is over
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They have the Leadership development program which cost 300 which covers room and board, leadership training and University tuition
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i thought Compassion stopped with LDP program now.

I also have a sponsored child who most likely will not finish high school before graduating from Compassion. I would really like to help out with university, but it seems like there isn't anyway to do that as they all graduate by the age of 22 years old.

It seems like the only option Is sending a large graduation gift.
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I don't know if they stopped the LDP program as far as know they have not stopped unless they stopped while they were updating the new system or they stopped because not enough interest and are starting it again Idk but the ladies who moderate this forum will be able to answer your question or concern more on Monday
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Jenny is correct.  Compassion is moving away from the LDP program, which only allowed a select few to participate, to a model that will be able to encourage and benefit all of the young people in the program. 

This link provides a little more information: https://www.compassion.com/youth-development.htm
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I think I heard LDP Program will be replaced by "Finishing Well Program". So, I thought "Finishing Well Program" gives opportunity to all Compassion children to go to university. But, I learned later that "Finishing Well Program" starts from thr age of 12 throughout the Compassion program.
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Stephen, to clarify, the transition to Finishing Well actually started a few years ago long before the system upgrades and were part of a separate restructuring of our program to better serve the children and adolescents in the program. Jamie gave an excellent link with more information that I would encourage you to read if you have not already.
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Beth, look on your "My Account" page online for each of your children. There you will find a completion date. One of my boys in Kenya graduated from high school. I sent a financial gift and actually helped him and his older brother who was already in college pay some of their fees. I want to send another gift soon because it has been a while. If your student has time left in the Compassion after their graduation from high school, send a financial gift to help them go to college.
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I also have an older child in Kenya. How do you decide how much to send to help university tuition? Do you send a monetary gift in a regular basis..?!
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Jenny, we recommend you send as you feel led. It is up to you to decide what is in your budget and what you can cheerfully give. We do discourage monthly gifts to avoid developing a dependency on those gifts. That said, if you are interested, you might consider sending $100-$300 once a year in the summer or a few months before the next school year would begin and designate the gift for school. 
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I was only told about the LDP program not the finishing well program so I didn't know it changed its name

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