Devote a year of your life to AmeriCorps, and you'll be serving your community through local improvement programs that benefit everyone. AmeriCorps members learn skills that last a lifetime, receive a living allowance and free health insurance, and earn money for educational expenses.
ASVAB Career Exploration Program
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is designed to help students learn more about themselves and the world of work, identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations, and develop an effective strategy to realize their goals. The program can help you identify your interests, clarify what is important to you, and better understand your skills and abilities.
Career Information for Kids
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' has created a website designed to introduce kids in middle and high school to potential career paths, including science, sports, nature, social studies, managing money, and helping people. Each career page gives students valuable information, such as what the job is like, what skills it requires, how much it pays, and if it will be in demand in the future.
Careers in the Military
Learn about the opportunities that are available to you when you join one of the United States military services.
Explore different industries and careers through online videos that show people on the job, types of work, the abilities that people use to perform various jobs, and more.
Academic, vocational and life skills training. Health care, counseling and placement assistance. Job Corps, the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential training program for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24, will provide these things - all at no cost to you - at one of their centers nationwide.
So you're interested in a certain career, but you're not quite sure whether its something you really want to pursue? Job Shadowing - where you follow a professional as they go through their day - is a way to find out if it's really the job for you.
Making It Count
Making it Count is yet another tool to help students and parents plan for life after high school.
National Guard Youth Challenge Program
Unemployed high school dropouts ages 16 to 18 that want a second chance - and are willing to work hard to get it - can sign up for the National Guard Youth Challenge Program. The Challenge uses military training and mentoring to help graduates get their degrees and go on to better lives.
OnlineColleges.net makes it easy to compare online colleges and find the right accredited degree program to point you towards a meaningful career. Whether you are researching online colleges, exploring careers, or searching for online learning strategies, OnlineColleges.net connects you with accurate and up-to-date information.
Explore schools and careers, learn how to improve your test scores, and find scholarship money to help you pay for your education with assistance from the Princeton Review.
Registered Apprentice Program
If you're at least 16 years old and already know what industry you want to be a part of, a registered apprentice program in your community is a way to get paid while you learn the skills you need to succeed in your field.
Student Aid on the Web
Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible Americans benefit from federal financial assistance-grants, loans and work-study programs-for education beyond high school.
Building up your community - as well as yourself - is what happens when you get involved with YouthBuild. Help provide low-cost housing for disadvantaged people in your area, and in return you'll get the skills and training that you need to build the foundation for your own future.
The Youthhood was built to help you plan for the future. Here you can start thinking about what you want to do with the rest of your life. What will you do after high school? Will you work? Go to college? Live in a place of your own? By using this web site, you can plan for your future right now!
Youth Rules! includes information for parents, employers and working youth about federal and state child labor laws.