Helping Your Teen Decide What to Do After High School
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Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
This office of the U.S. Department of Education offers information about higher education and financial assistance, as well as information about campus crime and security.
My Future, a site affiliated with the U.S. military, offers information on scholarships, financial aid, getting a job, military service and money management for teens.
VolunteerMatch is dedicated to putting you in touch with volunteer organizations in your area. You can enter the name of a group you'd like to know more about, search by your ZIP code, or browse all the available opportunities.
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
This Web site contains information about boating and a list of classes in boating safety or personal watercraft.
American Field Service (AFS)
AFS is an international, voluntary, nonprofit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world through intercultural exchange.
Youth Venture helps young people develop their own opportunities for leadership through community service organizations, small business ventures, or after-school clubs.
This site contains information on volunteering and community service opportunities.
Youth For Understanding (YFU)
YFU is a nonprofit educational organization that offers opportunities for young people around the world to spend a summer, semester, or year with a host family from another culture.
Affordable Colleges Online
Information about online colleges, searchable by state, subject and degree.
U.S. News Education
This site offers information about careers, colleges and graduate schools, and financial aid.