College & Career
Web sites that should assist you in your preparation for
college, career and beyond.
Applying to College
Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid
Easy access to information on free college scholarship and
financial aid searches, SAT and ACT test preparation tips,
and information on colleges and universities throughout the
California Homeschool Network Teen Resources
Offers youth-authored essays about school, free education,
information on scholarships, and how to find colleges that accept homeschoolers.
Having a hard time deciding where to apply? Search through this
extensive site, which offers statistics, tours, and academic
information about colleges around the country.
College prep materials, from planning your future to registering
for the SAT. Also includes career information.
Offers guidance and advice to show that college is possible for
Guide to California Colleges & Universities
Location, admissions, and financial aid information on colleges and
universities around California.
Free online SAT help! Practice vocabulary words, take practice tests
in math and reading comprehension, get tips about grammar and
sentence completion, plus more.
Peterson's College Planner: Student Edition
Advice on getting started, finding a school that's right for you, the
application process, and finding financial aid.
Study Zone Guide
A series of free study guides on a variety of standardized tests
commonly utilized for admissions, licensing, and educational
The Princeton Review
The Counselor-O-Matic will match you with a school that's right
for you, or decide for yourself based on their many lists
(most beautiful campuses, happiest students, etc.).
Trade Schools Guide
Explore the world of trade schools! Find a program that specializes
in the career that you simply browse to get an idea of what's out
Paying for College
College Athletic Scholarships
Looking for a college athletic scholarship? Want to compete in
college athletics? You're in the right place! The College Athletic
Scholarships Page has the information you need.
Set up a personalized profile that will match your specific skills,
and abilities, and interests to Fast Web's database of over 400,000
scholarships. Free registration takes a few minutes.
Comprehensive financial aid information, from scholarships to
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Apply for free! Access to application and information about Federal
Search for scholarships, read the answers to questions asked by
other students (or ask one yourself!), or sign up for the free
admissions and scholarship newsletter.
Exploring Career Options
Learn what careers fit your personality traits and interests.
Career Info Net
Information to guide you make an informed decision on which
career path to take.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Extensive information, including qualifications, work environments,
and salary, on thousands of careers.
What Interests You?
Find a career based on what interests you! Comprehensive career
information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Ten Steps to Joining the Military
See what it takes to join the military and decide if it's right for you.
Find information about careers in the military.
U.S. Military Recruitment Information
Air Force- http://www.airforce.com/
Coast Guard- http://www.gocoastguard.com/
Extensive information on all your favorite musicians and bands.
Contests, polls, quizzes, music news, and-of course-music, all
designed with teens in mind.
Interviews, reviews, lists, downloads, and more.
TV & Movies
Find out about your favorite movies, stars, and upcoming film
International Movie Database
Your one-stop shop for all things movie-related.
Tons of information, plus movie reviews from the cranky old guys
from the Muppets!
Get free weekly downloads, join the message boards, play games,
and more. MTV Overdrive has extensions of your favorite shows
and new videos as well.
Movie reviews and more.
Television Without Pity
Snarky recaps of all your favorite TV shows!
Get movie news and gossip, watch movie trailers, and get show
times for your local area.
What's on TV tonight, picks and previews, and information on
hundreds of shows.
Comics, Manga & Anime
Anime News Network
Chat with others about your favorite anime or manga, get the
latest news in anime, and read reviews.
Anime on DVD
Anime reviews and news on upcoming releases.
Join the message boards to chat about your favorite superhero,
read the "secret files" of DC Comics stars, and get news about
Read Marvel comics online!
Viz Manga Online
Your favorite Viz manga available online.
The Academy of American Poets
Listen to a poem in the listening booth, read the poems of your
favorite poets, or check out the events calendar to learn about
poetry happenings across the nation.
The Internet Poetry Archive
Selected poems from poets around the world. Entries include
audio clips of the poet reading his or her work, a biography and
a short bibliography.
Publish your own poetry! Learn new writing techniques and read
a daily poem.
Thousands of poems! Search by author, form, theme, and title.
Listen to authors reading their poetry.
Learn how to write or revise poems, share with others, and
participate in exercises.
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Countless links to keep you occupied whenever boredom strikes.
Trivia, games, puzzles, jokes, and countless quizzes to discover
just who you think you are.
The place to share your art, photography, and music, and see
what other teens have done.
Answers to all your questions about gaming.
Play online games without downloading or registering.
Just like the magazine, GamePro online offers cheat codes,
game reviews, and news on what’s happening in the gaming world.
A gateway to games on the Web.
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Helpful Info Just for Teens
Internet Public Library
Information to help you with life, school, friends, and work. You'll
find articles written especially to help you solve problems, links to
web sites you can use for homework, and a place to ask questions.
There's lots more, too. Explore!
California Teens - Department of Motor Vehicles
Everything a teen needs to know about getting a license: obtaining
a permit, sample written tests, tips for passing the driving test, and
an online appointment system to schedule your tests.
Fight for Your Rights! A Guidebook for California Foster Youth
An in-depth guide for teens in foster care, including information on
your legal rights, emancipation, employment, preparing to live on
your own, and things you should do before your 18th birthday.
A Guide to the Business of Babysitting
Everything you need to know the become an expert babysitter!
Available in English and Spanish.
New Teen Drivers
Driving tips for new drivers.
Internet safety advice from a site that promises "no preaching,
just good advice". Also available in Spanish.
Teen Consumer Scrapbook
Developed by teens, this site helps teens become educated
consumers and avoid scams.
Teens 4 Hire
Tons of information here for teen job seekers, including the
types of jobs that work best for teens, how to land the perfect
job, and the rights of youth workers.
Young Workers' Health & Safety
Information for teens on safe work conditions and other job-related
From a youth-led group dedicated to supporting the rights of young
people, this site offers information on your rights as a teenager and
updates on changing laws that may affect you
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Online Rules of Safety
- I will not give out personal information such as my address,
telephone number, email, picture, parents' work address
/telephone number, credit card number, or the name and
location of my school without my parents' permission.
- I will tell my parents if I come across any information that
makes me feel uncomfortable. I will not open email, files,
links, pictures, or games from people that I don't know or trust.
- I will always use a pretend name that doesn't reveal anything
about me when using the Internet. I will never reveal my
password to anyone in order to avoid having it stolen.
- I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online
without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to
the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring
my parent(s) or guardian along.
- I will not believe everything I read on the Internet. I will always
check the source of information and confirm it with a parent,
teacher, or librarian.
- I will practice responsible online behavior:
- I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going
online including when I can go online, how long I can be online
and appropriate areas I can visit online.
- I will not make any online purchases without my parents'
- I will not post or send inappropriate messages or threats to
- I will not take words, pictures or sounds from someone else's
Web site without their permission.
My Rules for Online Safety are inspired by Child Safety on the
Information Highway http://www.safekids.com/child-safety-on-the-information-highway/ and Media Awareness Network http://www.media-awareness.ca.
Here are some guidelines to help you choose the most useful web
- Who -- Who is the author of your website? What are his or
her qualifications? Is information about the author clearly
stated or easy to access? What organization, company,
government, school, or university supports the information?
- What -- What is the purpose of the website? Is its purpose
to inform, persuade, or entertain? Is the information biased?
- When -- When was the web site created and last updated?
Is it current? Are the links to other sites working?
- Where -- Where is this Web page located? Is it a personal
home page? Is it part of an organization, government, or
- Why -- Why would you use this site? Is the information
useful to you? Does it answer your questions or help you
with your homework?
Remember, ask your librarian to help you find the best information
to answer your questions.
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