TEEN RESOURCES 

 
COLLEGE & CAREER
  • Adventures in Education - College planning resources, financial aid info, career guidance, & money management tip

  • Campus Explorer - Search for colleges by location & degree/program type, plus an advice section & videos from real students with each college review

  • College Board - Connecting students to college success & opportunity

  • College Confidential - Tools for choosing, applying to & paying for college; learn what to expect your first year, & how to thrive as a new student

  • College Grazing - Interest surveys designed to help students think about all things college-related

  • Federal Student Aid FAFSA - Free application for federal aid administered by the US Department of Education

  • Federal Student Financial Aid Toolkit - The toolkit provides student aid info & tools for counselors, college access professionals, nonprofit mentors, and others, including students

  • FinAid - Award-winning site which provides financial aid information, advice & tools

  • Iowa College Aid Loan and grant information for the state of Iowa. Iowa College Aid's focus is to put students first.  This reflects our long-standing commitment to helping Iowans achieve an education beyond high school.

  • Peterson's - Search provider of colleges & universities, graduate schools, online degrees, private schools & study guides

  • Princeton Review - Helps parents & students navigate the complexities of school admissions 

  • SchoolsintheUSA.com - Review university & college programs across the US from one source

  • Today's Military - Reference source for learning about opportunities available in the military

  • TuitionTracker - Research the net cost of more than 3,700 colleges & universities with this online tool

  • Unigo - Student generated college reviews, videos & photos to learn about colleges from the inside.

TEST PREPARATION
  • March 2 Success - A collaboration of the US Army & the publishers of Peterson Guides, this site offers full-length practice SAT tests, flash cards, plus college admissions & financing info in English & Spanish

  • Union Test Prep - Free testing resources for the ACT, including flashcards and practice exams
     

FOR READERS
  • Epic Reads - Connect with this online community to learn about new teen books, connect with YA authors, and meet new friends who share your love of reading

  • Flamingnet - YA books reviewed by YA reviewers; you can become a book reviewer through this site

  • Guys Lit Wire - A blog for teen guys to help recommend the books you want to read

  • Novelist - This is a great resource for book suggestions with special Recommended Reads for Teens

  • readergirlz - The foremost online book community for teen girls, led by five critically-acclaimed YA authors

  • What should I read next? - Enter a favorite book title & this site will analyze a database of over 70,000 titles to offer you new suggestions!

  • Your Next Read - A great place to find another title similar to one you have read and loved!
     

FOR WRITERS
  • Teen Ink - A national teen magazine, book series & website devoted to teenage writing, art, photos & forums

  • Writing a Graphic Novel - A great post that gives you planning tips and tricks if you have a graphic novel forming in your head but aren't sure how to start
     

PREPARING TO DRIVE
  • Teendriving.com - A site full of tips for new drivers

  • TeenDrive365 - From Toyota & Discovery Education, this site offers a comprehensive program for helping teens avoid distractions & stay safe while driving.

  • Iowa Department of Transportation - Find out about teen driver information & getting your Iowa driver's license
     

HEALTH (YOUR BODY)
HOMEWORK HELP & EDUCATIONAL SITES
  • Bartleby - Unlimited access to books & information on the web, free of charge

  • Bio. - Read biographies, watch interviews, & video clips

  • Coolmath.com - The most popular destination for math education and fun

  • Exploratorium - One of the first science museums, exploring science, art & human perception, to build a site on the web

  • Guiness World Records - The ultimate authority on record-breaking achievement, providing information about superlative facts & feats

  • History.com - The History Channel's site for historical event & people information

  • Science360 - Discover the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology & math with videos covering these topics

  • SparkNotes - Study guides & discussion forums on various academic subjects; Brief analyses of characters, themes & plots

MOVIES & MUSIC
VOLUNTEER!
  •  Do Something- Using the power of online to get teens to do good stuff offline

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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