Ace the math on the SAT by Loren Meierding
Countdown to college: 21 'to-do' lists for high school by Valerie Pierce
Essays that will get you into college by Amy Burnham
Generation Green: The ultimate teen guide to living an eco-friendly life by Linda Sivertsen and Tosh Sivertsen
High school's not forever by Jane Bluestein and Eric Katz
Leaping from public high to a top U by Katherine Jackson
Real U Guide to planning for college by Max Overly
The young investor: projects and activities for making your money grow by Katherine R. Bateman
Zen in the art of the SAT: how to think, focus, and achieve your highest score by Matt Bardin and Susan Fine
Alternatives to college:
AmeriCorps - volunteer in your community to help with outreach, community development, or the environment, while earning money towards your college education.
City Year - volunteer in an urban school to help combat dropout rates and improve student success.
Leap Now - this program offers alternative years of accredited college education with international travel and study, or just a gap year between high school and college.
Outward Bound - takes people of all ages (and has a special program for struggling or at-risk youth) on wilderness adventures that build confidence, skills, and positive relationships.
Student Conservation Association - SCA provides college and high school-aged members with hands-on conservation service opportunities in virtually every field imaginable, from tracking grizzlies through the Tetons to restoring desert ecosystems and teaching environmental education at Washington, D.C.’s Urban Tree House.
Volunteers for Peace - become a volunteer and work internationally to help overcome the need, violence, and environmental challenges facing our planet.
Where are you Headed - get advice on whether or not to go to college, where to go to college, whether to take a gap year or get an internship or volunteer position instead.
World Volunteer Web - find an expansive list of volunteer opportunities throughout the world.
Youth for Understanding USA - provides opportunities for high school students to study abroad for a year, semester, or summer.
Career Information for Kids - Provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Provides information on different occupations including median salary and necessary level of education.
Career Key - help on choosing a college major or career.
Mapping Your Future: Explore Careers - learn more choosing a career and the high school and college courses that you should take to pursue that.
Student Jobs - database of federal jobs.
Teens4Hire - get help finding a full or part-time jobs, internship, work-based learning experience or volunteer opportunity.
Youth Rules! from the U.S. Department of Labor
Adventures in Education - College planning resources, financial aid information, career guidance, and money management tips
Paying for College from Adventures in Education
College Power Prep - SAT and ACT Prep
You are Here - This site from the Federal Trade commission lets kids play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and much more. Kids and teens can learn key consumer concepts, such as how advertising affects you, how you benefit when businesses compete, how (and why) to protect your information, and how to spot scams.
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