Forest Hills Foundation for Education

What We Do

To support our mission of providing funds to enhance the educational experience of Forest Hills students, we are focusing on areas that we believe will give our students the greatest chance to succeed now and in the future. These include college and career transition, educational enrichment programs, and technology.

Our Programs include the following:

  • College and Career Prep Classes:

    FHFE funds PSAT and ACT prep classes so that students can maximize their scores and their college and scholarship opportunities. Both Anderson and Turpin High Schools had a significant increase in the number of students qualifying as National Merit Scholars after taking the 2013 PSAT (the first year the PSAT Practice test was offered). This year, FHFE will also host an interview skills class.

  • Destination Imagination

    Destination Imagination (DI) is a national program in which students learn critical thinking and group problem solving skills. The Foundation pays the cost of DI teams at the six elementary schools and Nagel, including school coordinator stipends, team packets, and entrance fees.

    DI started with 14 teams (approximately 5 students per team) in 2013 that increased to 23 teams in 2014 and 28 teams in 2015. In the last two years, we have had multiple teams go to the State competition following the regional competition.

    “One of the biggest reasons I’m an engineer today is because I got to try it out in DI. DI also helped me develop my team building skills, which I use extensively in coordinating continuous improvement activities.” – former DI participant

  • Nagel After-­‐School Access & Enrichment:

    FHFE provides after-­‐school computer access, tutoring, and enrichment for students at Nagel Middle School. Middle school is a critical transition time for students, as they often require additional emotional and academic support. The Foundation pays for the teachers’ stipends and the cost of the buses to transport students home from the tutoring sessions.

    The After-School program has grown from 20 students per session in 2013 to an average of 40 to 60 students in 2015.

    “I used to have a lot of missing assignments, and now I don’t. I used to get D’s; now I have B’s and C’s.” – Nagel student

  • Teacher Grants:

    New for the 2015-16 school year, FHFE is funding innovative grant requests from Forest Hills teachers that support Forest Hills Foundation for Education’s vision.

    The Foundation will annually seek projects that can be applied to multiple classrooms or multiple schools either in year one or in subsequent years. In this inaugural year, we funded ten grants, reaching more than 1000 students.

For more information go to our website or contact our Executive Director, Dee Stone, at or 513-­520-­5409.