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Stuff You Need To Know About Life After High School

books  Library Resources (Books, eBooks, study guides audio books and more)

World Wide Web  Recommended Websites

Books to help you study, apply and decide your future:

The Official study guide for all SAT subject tests, 2011  by the College Board,

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

Teen dream jobs: how to get the job you really want now! by Nora Coon

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 


Recommended websites:

Alternatives to college:

blue bulletAmeriCorps - volunteer in your community to help with outreach, community development, or the environment, while earning money towards your college education.

blue bullet City Year - volunteer in an urban school to help combat dropout rates and improve student success.

blue bullet 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.

blue bullet 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.

blue bullet 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.

blue bullet Volunteers for Peace - become a volunteer and work internationally to help overcome the need, violence, and environmental challenges facing our planet. 

blue bulletWhere 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.

blue bulletWorld Volunteer Web - find an expansive list of volunteer opportunities throughout the world.

blue bullet Youth for Understanding USA - provides opportunities for high school students to study abroad for a year, semester, or summer. 

Jobs and Career Development  

blue bulletCareer Information for Kids - Provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Provides information on different occupations including median salary and necessary level of education.  

blue bulletCareer Key  - help on choosing a college major or career.

blue bulletMapping Your Future: Explore Careers - learn more choosing a career and the high school and college courses that you should take to pursue that. 

blue bulletTeens4Hire - get help finding a full or part-time jobs, internship, work-based learning experience or volunteer opportunity. 

blue bullet Youth Rules! from the U.S. Department of Labor

Choosing a College

blue bulletAdventures in Education - College planning resources, financial aid information, career guidance, and money management tips   

blue bulletCollege Board

blue bulletCollege Net College Search

blue bulletMy College Guide

Financial Aid

blue bulletFederal Student Financial Aid

blue bulletFinAid!

blue bullet Paying for College from Adventures in Education

blue bullet Mapping Your Future: Pay for College

blue bullet U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Info

ACT and SAT Practice Tests

blue bullet College Power Prep - SAT and ACT Prep

blue bullet Learning Express Library   Career information and practice tests

Managing Money

blue bullet IRS for Students

blue bullet Jumpstart Coalition

blue bullet Mapping Your Future: Your Money

blue bullet U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s Money Smarts Quiz

blue bullet 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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