September is traditionally back to school time, so get ready because it’s coming soon. With some teens in their senior year of high school many may be thinking about what they will be doing when they finish with things like; jobs, vocational/technical/college. How can you in your libraries help teens get ready? Here are some links that provide resources and some possible program ideas you may incorporate to help your teens to make some decisions.
College/technical/vocational School Resources:
Campus Pride Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students.
Casey Family Services – Information on financial aid and scholarships and much more for youth in foster care
College Board and Khan Academy free practice tests and other resources to help prepare for college.
Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders internships, fellowships, scholarships, financial aid information and more for Latino students.
Federal Student Aid information through the U. S. Department of Education lays out all of the steps in order to think about colleges, identifying colleges and applying to colleges.
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEARUP) through the U.S. Department of Education a grant program to increase the number of low-income students to succeed in postsecondary education.
Homework Help Programs (webinar) learn how you can offer free or fee based homework help programs in your library.
Orphan Foundation of America – Scholarship opportunities and Educational and Training Vouchers for foster youth.
Real Work Matters vocational school database
U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecordary Institutions and Programs
U.S. Department of Education Career Colleges and Technical Schools