Teen Resources

Learning Express Library

Helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. There are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.

Mango Languages

Language learning with beauty and brains. Online language instruction for more than 60 languages. An App for Android and iOS is also available. App users must first create an account with Mango.

Teen Reads

Our goal each month is to inspire you to read — and to keep reading! With that in mind, we created the Ultimate Reading List — a list of more than 450 titles that we think make perfect pleasure reading for teens. Our criteria: We looked for books that were compelling, beautifully written, pure fun, thought-provoking or edge-of-your-seat gripping; books that we would hand to someone and say, “read this!”

YALSA Teen Book Finder

YALSA’s Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past five years’ of YALSA’s awards and lists on their smartphone.

Learning Express Library

Free practice tests.

 Coastal Alabama Community College

CACC offers MANY GED classes at MANY different times!

Homework Alabama

Offers FREE online tutoring and academic resources from Tutor.com for Alabama residents from kindergarten students through college, plus adult learners. Get help in math, science, English, social studies or writing from a live tutor. Tutors are available 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Homework-Hotline

Homework Hotline is a live statewide call-in show where kids receive help with homework problems right on the air. Designed for children in grades four through 12, the program – which is now in its 24th season – provides the tools students need to succeed with homework, and supports academic achievement across a variety of learning standards.

Homework Spot

HomeworkSpot.com is a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot.

CDC Zombie Preparedness

WattPad

Do you like to write fanfic, or interested in starting? Check out WattPad!

Food Safety Certification

Guide to the Business of Babysitting

Learn how to be a great babysitter.

 Job-Applications.com

Download printable job applications and watch short videos with employees from fast food, retail, restaurant, airline, grocery, pharmacy and hospitality industries talking about their work and giving advice on how to get jobs at their companies.

Job Corps

“Jobs Corps…helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money and take control of their lives.”

 My First Paycheck

Myfirstpaycheck.com is a job-posting site for teenagers that provides advice and resources to help young people have a more successful job application process.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

See how much demand there is for the jobs you’re interested in. Find out about the education & training you need.

Your rights at work

Your rights and responsibilities as a teen worker. Also, learn the most common ways teens are injured at work.

Youth@Work

More on your rights and responsibilities at work, from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

AVL Homepage

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.

Duck Duck Go

A more private search engine, with less spam.

Improve Your Google Search Skills Infographic

Sweet Search

“A Search Engine for Students,” searches only 35,000 Web sites that have been evaluated and approved by a staff of Internet research experts, and librarian and teacher consultants. It lets researchers choose the most relevant results from a list of credible results, rather than having to waste time on unreliable sites.

College Navigator

“Search by programs offered, degrees offered, institution type, price, selectivity, distance from home, school size, institutional mission (historically black colleges and universities, single-sex), extended learning opportunities for adults (weekend and evening degree programs), and intercollegiate athletics programs offered.”

CollegeView Search

Search for colleges that meet your requirements: costs, majors, services, computing resources, types of residence, city size, etc.

ACT Assessment

FAQs, sample questions and strategies, and how to register.

College Board Online

Register online, send your scores to schools.

Common Application Online

Apply simultaneously for colleges that use the common application form. You must register to use the site.

Teen Ink: College Essays

Real college essays written by real teens.

Vocab Minute

The Vocab Minute podcast helps you remember those long, tricky words for the SAT by defining them in catchy little songs. From the Princeton Review.

Educators For Fair Consideration

Empowering undocumented young people in their pursuit of college. career and citizenship. “We provide scholarships and advisory services to low-income immigrant students who have gained admission to and/or are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges. We help immigrant students become catalysts for change, by creating mentorship, arts, and service opportunities in their communities.”

FAFSA

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to get funding for college.

Fastweb

Online resource for finding scholarships. Use their college directory, read articles about preparing for college, or register for free for customized scholarship information.

FinAid!

The SmartStudent Guide to financial aid. A free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid.

FinAid! For Minority Students

“…information about scholarships and fellowships for minority students.” Part of FinAid.org.

SmartScholar FAFSA Guide

Ultimate FAFSA resource guide.

StudentAid

Visit this site from the U.S. Department of Education to help with questions about preparing for college, qualifying for student aid, what kind of aid you can get, and how to manage your loans.

College Affordability Guide

Thorough guide to affordable colleges and universities, plus advice on financial aid.

 529 Analyzer

Brought to you by FINRA (The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), this tool analyzes the different kinds of 529 college savings plans available, to help consumers understand the various fees and expenses involved.

Investor.gov

No matter how much or little money you have, the important thing is to educate yourself about your opportunities. This site features a brochure that covers the basics on saving and investing.

Student Loan Debt Calculator- via Studentloanhero

A calculator to help project loan costs and monthly payments.

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