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Find the hottest teen books, connect with your favorite YA authors and meet new friends who share your reading interests.
No Flying No Tights
Graphic novel reviews specifically for teens.
Booklists for teens who need a good read
A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy.
Browse-able database for finding new books. Is searchable by award/booklist, author, genre, or award year.
COLLEGE & CARER INFO.
The career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid
Part of the U.S. Department of Education, the office of Federal Student Aid is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.
A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools.
Helps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military service opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Labor.
My Next Move
An interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options, sponsored by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
U.S. Department of Labor guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.
Articles about scholarships. loans, and financial aid, written by experts in education.
Provides a 10 minute quiz that covers foreign policy, environmental issues, social issues, domestic policy, and more. Results measure how closely aligned you are with each political party.
Committed to increasing the voter participation of young Americans.
Rock the Vote
The largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the United States driving the youth vote to the polls.
American Film Institute (AFI) - Lists
The American Film Institute has created lists of the top movies of all time. How many have you seen?
Anime News Network
Created as a news source that focuses on the medium of Japanese Animation(anime) and Japanese Comics (manga).
The net's place to go when you are bored. You can find tons of interesting things that you might want to share with the world.
Inspired by the book, "All the Bright Places" by Jennifer Niven,
Germ is a magazine for girls—high school and beyond—that celebrates beginnings, futures, and all the amazing and agonizing moments in-between.
How Stuff Works
An award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works.
Everything you never knew you wanted to know, in list form.
Free online games and free downloadable games.
Mentally stimulating diversions.
A national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums.
One of the largest orgs for young people & social change in the world.
Human Rights Watch
Defends the rights of people worldwide by investigating abuses, exposing the facts widely, and pressuring those with power to respect rights and secure justice.
Youth volunteering opportunities in Southington
Southington's Town-wide Effort to Promote Success
MIND & BODY
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Delivers science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body so that teens will be armed with better information to make healthy decisions.
Provides accurate and comprehensive nutrition analysis, and makes it easy-to-understand.
World Wide Online Meditation Center
A user-friendly site, created to provide clear, easy, concise meditation instruction to people everywhere. If you are just learning to meditate, you'll find everything necessary to get started quickly and easily. If you are already practicing meditation, you may discover new methods to deepen your practice.
A place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life.
Brought to you by The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, this website provides information to help students become better-educated investors.
Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission's website with games, fun activities, web links, video games, and information about money for young people.
Sense and Dollars
Practice ways of earning, spending, saving, and investing money in an interactive environment.
A fun and interactive way to learn about all the things people do with money: earning, saving, spending, investing, donating safeguarding, and borrowing.
A great source for information about William Shakespeare's life and work.
Ask Dr. Math
The math forum powered by Drexel University.
Televises many proceedings of the federal government, as well as other public affairs programming.
CT-N: Connecticut Network
Source for complete and balanced information and webcast coverage of Connecticut state government and public policy.
CIA World Factbook
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Offers free student resources that bring learning to life with interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic.
Citizen media reporting site that curates, verifies, and translates into 35 languages trending news and stories you might be missing on the Internet, from blogs, independent press and social media in 167 countries.
Offers extensive resources on a variety of topics.
Information about geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation from one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world.
Educational videos, quizzes, and games for kids in kindergarten through high school.
For people who live in Connecticut. Provides access to essential library and information resources, including databases, e-books, biographies, magazines, and newspapers.
Provides extensive digital access to Smithsonian collections, programs, and learning resources.
TED’s youth and education initiative. TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world.
A place to experience the power and joy of the human journey.
REAL LIFE STUFF
Above the Influence
A program of the non-profit Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Their goal is to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs and alcohol.
Helps those affected by addiction by providing reliable and comprehensive resources, advice, tips and guides.
A dedicated team of mental health professionals, professional writers, and website developers who provide current and accurate information that will strengthen your emotional (and physical) heath, improve your relationships, and help you take charge of your life.
Provides online chat for crisis intervention and empowers people in crisis to take the necessary next steps to address their situations.
It Gets Better Project
Reminds teens in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
National Child Abuse Hotline
24/7, toll-free, and confidential
National Sexual Assault Online Hotline
or by phone (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24/7, toll-free, and confidential
A community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems that encourages them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.
Teen Mental Health
Create and disseminate mental health information (products and training programs), addressing the needs of youth (ages 12 to 25 years), families, educators, and health providers.
The Trevor Project
Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
Major League Baseball (MLB)
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)
National Basketball Association (NBA)
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
National Football League (NFL)
National Hockey League (NHL)
Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
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