Welcome to The Teen Compass website! We’ve created this site to offer trusted resources to those who care about, teach, mentor, or live with teens. We’ve worked hard to make our site easy to navigate and full of valuable resources you can use right away.
You’ll find a free downloadable Teen Wellness Assessment; a video where you’ll hear from teens as they share their experiences using The Teen Compass; a place you can learn from teachers, youth guidance folks, and others who are using these resources; and The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook and its companion Leader Guide, an affordable, interactive new health and wellness tool for teens. If you’ve used The Teen Compass Wellness materials, tell us! We, and others, want to hear your stories.
Feel free to look around to learn more about who we are and who we serve, and how we can support you. We’ll be adding new resources regularly so visit us again soon. Thank you for caring deeply about the health and well-being of teens. We’re so glad you are here!
The Teen Compass at Whitefish Bay High School
The Teen Compass is a useful tool that helps teens be more responsible for their own well-being. Thiscurriculum is flexible and can be used across subjects and programs.
We have found The Teen Compass program to be most appropriate for helping our students identify their own strengths and weaknesses and set goals.
The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook is an awesome tool for self-reflection and I think it helps the students feel that they are not alone.
The Teen Compass is working out so well with our students. It is a strong curriculum that teens are really responding to.
Everything else we do in school is for a grade, so its a nice change to write for your own sake.
To be able to write something down and have it be anonymous felt kind of comforting.
My mom is already really stressed and doesn’t always want to hear about my problems so I really liked the chance to share some of my worries with my group. I liked feeling that I’m not a burden.
It is an interactive workbook that asks you tons of questions and helps you examine your life and reflect on your choices.
I learned about ways to cope with my stress. On days that I feel down or in a bad place I can use my journal to help me write down my feelings and think of different ways to cope with my feelings.
I have used The Teen Compass Wellness Notebooks with our group and the feedback has been very positive. The discussions that arise from the notebook have been very beneficial to the youth. It helps create a safe and fun space for them as they identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and set goals that enable them to live into their best hopes for themselves.
The Teen Compass has guided my students by fostering growth through its positive energy and practical guidance. The students enjoyed the individual journaling and discussion topics and because of these experiences there were countless convincing moments for our New Horizons students as we experienced Living Compass. I anticipate that they will carry that enthusiasm and commitment going forward with them as we continue our work on forging our own paths as reflective and conscientious individuals. I hope other students will get a chance to see true value of this extraordinary tool and experience.
Our Next Generation is pleased to use The Teen Compass materials as a premiere tool in our suicide prevention efforts as we help our teens achieve good mental health and strengthen their ability to build meaningful social connections.
I have found that once we look at the eight important areas of wellness in The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook, meaningful, thought-provoking discussions take place. Teens are talking and listening to their classmates and come to the conclusion they are not alone in this world. They realize that other students have the same anxieties and frustrations in trying to gain independence. Ultimately, their wellness improves on the journey to adulthood. The Teen CompassWellness Notebook is great stuff—it makes sense!
“I have found that once we look at the eight important areas of wellness in The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook, meaningful, thought-provoking discussions take place. Teens are talking and listening to their classmates and come to the conclusion they are not alone in this world. They realize that other students have the same anxieties and frustrations in trying to gain independence. Ultimately, their wellness improves on the journey to adulthood. The Teen CompassWellness Notebook is great stuff—it makes sense!
The teachers at MPS love The Teen Compass Wellness materials!
We have discovered that The Teen Compass Wellness resource helps teens in many ways, including helping them to: set personal goals, practice healthy decision-making, become self-advocates, analyze influences, practice positive interpersonal communication, practice self management, and take personal responsibility.