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Well-being | Personal Issues | Jobs & Careers | College & Financial Aid

Well-Being

Driving-Tests.org
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  Rather than taking generic practice tests, Driving-Tests.org has expert writers that have created several unique tests for each state, based on the specialized knowledge in each state's DMV manual. This organization has partnered with more than 500 libraries across the country to help promote teen driver knowledge and safety.
The practice tests are free, and there is also a FREE APP available for iOS and Android devices.

GirlsHealth
This site is sponsored by the National Women's Health Center and offers a wide variety of information especially for girls aged 10-16.

Go Ask Alice
Q&A on a variety of teen health issues, hosted by Columbia University.

I Wanna Know
Answers to your questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases. The site is operated by the American Social Health Association.

Maryville University’s Mental Health Resources for College Students Guide                                      

This College Students Guide provides information about the most common mental health concerns for young adults transitioning to college, including stress management, depression, suicide, substance abuse, sleep health, and mental health stigma. When it comes to managing day-to-day life while attending college, students need to practice self-care. This means adopting healthy habits, avoiding stress-inducing activities, and communicating with others about how they are feeling.

On the Wagon

The National Rehabilitation Centers Division of StopImpairedDriving.com is an online resource for locating alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers using multiple criteria. For example, you may need to locate a center that treats alcohol abuse, accepts medicaid, and speaks Spanish, all in a particular state.

Planned Parenthood Info for Teens
From Planned Parenthood. Honest and nonjudgmental information provided by professionals who are dedicated to providing the information you need.

Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)
An initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STRYVE is dedicated to those working to prevent violence committed by and against young people.

Teen Driver Source
Resource for teens, parents, and educators related to all aspects of teen driver safety. This information is compiled by a team of researchers and educators from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute.

TeensHealth
Information on health issues, drugs & alcohol, staying safe, and much more.

Personal Issues

Al-Anon & Alateen
This is a national website to help the families and friends of alcoholics.

Facts for Families
Information on ADHD, ODD, teen suicide, and other topics from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Teen Central
A site with many resources and lots of input from teens. You can even write in for help from a professional counselor and remain anonymous.

The Motley Fool
The Fool presents an easy-to-understand approach to a subject rarely taught in schools—how to save, earn, and invest money. And still have fun!

Jobs & Careers

Accredited Schools Online
A resource to find accredited traditional and online schools and colleges in all 50 states. Filter by school type, tuition, size, 2-year or 4-year program, and competition level. Also includes a College Accreditation Guidebook and job outlook information for the top vocational careers.

Snag A Job
A site that specializes in hourly employment. Includes tips, advice, articles, and resources for summer jobs.

Summer Jobs
Where to go if you're looking for interesting part-time work or internships during the summer.

Teens4Hire.org
A national online Career Center for businesses and organizations that recruit young adults in the high school and college age groups.

College & Financial Aid

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Testing and Education Reference Center
Easy-to-use site that provides online preparation and practice for specialized tests such as ACT, ASVAB, GED, SAT. Includes the 2014 GED update.

You can also:

  • Search colleges and scholarships
  • Find help with writing admissions applications and essays
  • Learn how to create resumes and complete job applications

Accredited Schools Online
A resource to find accredited traditional and online schools and colleges in all 50 states. Filter by school type, tuition, size, 2-year or 4-year program, and competition level. Also includes a College Accreditation Guidebook and resources for trade and vocational schools.

Affordable Colleges Online
This is a comprehensive online resource dedicated to finding affordable higher education options for students, with extensive financial aid and student resources. The guide features a search tool that allows students to search for high quality online degree programs by subject, degree level, cost, and more.

Chegg.com
An extensive collection of textbooks to buy or rent.

College Board
Includes College Board test dates, online SAT registration and practice tests, college search, and online applications for over 500 colleges and universities. College Search may be queried by geographic location, size, major, and other characteristics.

College Source® Online
A database of 70,585 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other critical resources.

College In Colorado
A new, free service from the Colorado Department of Higher Education to help students and their families select a Colorado college, apply for admission, and plan to finance higher education. Compare colleges and universities, take a virtual tour, and find campuses that match your requirements.

Colorado Dept. of Higher Education
A wide range of resources for students and parents. Seeks to ensure that higher education is accessible and affordable to all Coloradans.

Discover Business
The focus at Discover Business is on enabling future business students to make better, more informed education decisions by providing in-depth resources, subject guides, and rankings. We provide information on test prep, scholarships, and schools with business, finance, and accounting programs.

FAFSA on the Web (Free Application for FederalStudent Aid)
Apply for federal financial aid on the web.

Fastweb
Free searchable database of more than 400,000 listings of private scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans. More than 500 new listings are added daily.

Mapping Your Future
One-stop site for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options, and college planning.

Online Schools in Colorado
OnlineSchools.org aims to be the premier portal for online education on the web. Their goal is not to revolutionize the concept of education, but rather to help bring people into the 21st century in terms of the way they perceive learning.

Peterson's Guide to Colleges and Universities
Searchable databases of graduate, undergraduate, K-12, distance education, continuing education, and others with links to web sites. Online version of the well-known Peterson's Guides.