The Compass Fund for Social and Emotional Health
The Andover and Lahser graduates of 1997 established the Compass Fund for Social Emotional Health in November of 2017, on the occasion of their 20th high school reunion. The fund was established to honor six classmates who tragically died by suicide. The Compass Fund’s primary focus is student social-emotional health and supports programming in Bloomfield Hills Schools that will further anti-bullying, suicide awareness, addiction prevention, inclusion, internet/social media safety, mental health support, and any other programming that will help students who may feel lost or have lost their way.
Although the Compass Fund was launched as a response to sad and tragic events, it also serves as a symbol of hope, compassion, and community. The Compass Fund was established by alumni from rival schools, who were proud to work together and create something to support a whole new generation of BHS students.
Student social-emotional health has always been a district priority, but these past two years have been particularly challenging for our students, due to the global pandemic. Providing additional support and building community for our students is now more important than ever. The Andover and Lahser graduates of 1997, along with the BHS Foundation, hope that other alumni and community members will contribute to this important cause.
Compass Fund Grants:
2017 - Health and Wellness Information Pamphlets for BHHS Students.
2018 - A Puzzle Partnership Program at WHMS
2019 - RealTalk Program through Bloomfield Youth Assistance
2020 - PrepareU Program for BHHS students
2022 - Mental Health Speaker with Bloomfield Youth Assistance
Every student is a reason to give!