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Education, Careers & Volunteering

Education & Career | Life Skills | Volunteering & Activism

Education & Career

Planning for your future
Alternatives to High School
www.highschoolalt.org
College is Possible
www.collegeispossible.org
Employment Help and Jobs for Teens!
www.myfirstpaycheck.com/
Next Step Magazine
www.nextstepmagazine.com
Online mag that helps high school students, parents and counselors with college and university preparation and search. Online component of the mag, published by Next Step Publishing.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
www.bls.gov/oco
Federal government statistics to help decide a career path
Student Gateway to the United States Government
student-gateway-to-the-u-s-government-resources-and-information.starshine1.aidpage.com
Picking your college or university
American School Directory
www.asd.com
Accurate and timely information on K-12 schools ($3/month subscription fee - not endorsed by the Library)
CampusTours.com
www.campustours.com
Local Schools
Edward Waters College
www.ewc.edu
Florida State College at Jacksonville
www.fscj.edu
Florida Coastal School of Law
www.fcsl.edu
Jacksonville University
www.ju.edu
Jones College
www.jones.edu
University of North Florida
www.unf.edu
Paying for college
CollegeNET
www.collegenet.com
Fastweb: Free scholarship and College Searches
fastweb.monster.com
FinAid: College Financial Aid
www.finaid.org
Florida Prepaid College Program
www.floridaprepaidcollege.com
FAFSA (Federal Student Aid) on the Web
www.fafsa.ed.gov
Student Aid on the Web
www.studentaid.ed.gov

Life Skills

Florida Driver Handbook
www.flhsmv.gov/handbooks/
Study for the driver's exam
Motley Fool for Teens
www.fool.com/teens/teens.htm
Study for the driver's exam

Volunteering & Activism

City of Jacksonville > Office of Volunteer Services
www.coj.net/departments/employee-services/volunteer-services.aspx
Global Volunteers
www.globalvolunteers.org
City of Jacksonville volunteer network
Teen Missions International
www.teenmissions.org
Christian mission experience for teens.
Clubs and Organizations
4-H - Duval County
www.coj.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/docs/county-extension-office/4-h-youth/definitions-duval-county-82106.aspx
Boy Scouts of America: North Florida (Jacksonville) Council
www.nfcscouting.org/
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council (Jacksonville)
www.girlscouts-gateway.org
Activism
Amnesty International
www.amnesty.org
An organization dedicated to protecting human rights.
Fair Trade Federation
www.fairtradefederation.org
An association of fair trade wholesalers, retailers and producers whose members are fully committed to providing fair wages and good employment opportunities to economically disadvantaged artisans and farmers worldwide.
Friends of the Earth
www.foe.org
A grassroots organization that defends the environment and champions a healthy and just world.
Grassroots Recycling Network
www.grrn.org
GRRN is a national network of waste reduction activists and recycling professionals who use grassroots activism to initiate change, and professional expertise to follow through.
GreenPeace
www.greenpeace.org/usa
Habitat for Humanity
www.habitat.org
A nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing organization committed to building simple, decent affordable housing in partnership with people in need.
Heifer International
www.heifer.org
An organization dedicated to ending hunger permanently by providing families with livestock and training so that they "could be spared the indignity of depending on others to feed their children".
Idealist
www.idealist.org
Action Without Borders connects people, organizations and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.
Oxfam
www.oxfamamerica.org
An organization that is committed to creating lasting solutions to global poverty, hunger, and social injustice.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
www.peta.org
An organization that supports animal rights activism throughout the world.
Slow Food International
www.slowfood.com/
Slow Food is a nonprofit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
Special Olympics of Florida
www.specialolympicsflorida.org
Become a volunteer and help transform communities by inspiring people throughout the world to open their minds, accept and include people with intellectual disabilities and thereby celebrate the similarities common to all people.
UNICEF
www.unicef.org
An organization whose goal is to "advance humanity". Their goal for every child: Health, Education, Equality and Protection.