College Guidance Resources
Learn more about what to expect and prepare for college – from admissions timelines and planning guidance to college search databases and connections to scholarship opportunities.
o The Hope Center
o College Scorecard
o TED Ed: So You Graduated…Now What?
o College Admissions Timeline
o Teaching Degree Programs
o Financial Aid for Minorities
o College Raptor
o Porch Scholarships
o Magoosh Test Prep Resources
o College Scholarships for Minority Students
Career Development Resources
Interested in further developing your career readiness skills? Check out these helpful resources with information on career planning, youth employment groups, work-based-learning tools, TED talks, and more.
o Career Planning for High Schoolers
o CTE WBL Toolkit
o The Forum for Youth Investment
o Jobs for the Future
o National Skills Coalition
o National Youth Employment Coalition
o TED Ed: What Will You Do With Your Life?
o Workforce Strategy Center
National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC)
Craving more? Explore the resources below for fun, engaging, at-home learning activities and videos.
o TED Ed
o NY Times At-Home Lesson Plans
o The Ten Best Ways to Get Free College Classes
Resources for Parents of High School Students:
Parent of a high school student? Here are a few reliable and informative resources for parents and their teens.
o Family Education: At-Home Learning Resources for the Covid-19 Outbreak
o UNICEF Covid-19 Support Tips
o Child Mind Institute: Parent Resources for Coping During Covid-19
o Learning About the Coronavirus: Resources for Children and Families
o Family Education: High School Resources
o Family Education: College Resources
o ParenTeen Connect
o ACT for Youth Parent Resources
Mental Health & Wellness Resources:
Mental health and wellness are essential for academic, career, and personal success. NYC is full of organizations and services that provide education, support and counseling, and advocacy for mental health and wellness needs of students and teens throughout the city.
o NYC Student Mental Health Resource List
o NYC Well
o Growing Up NYC
Financial Aid Guide for Nurses
Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students
Thriving as a Nursing Student
Financial Literacy Resources
Student Basics for Financial Literacy
Job Search Engines
Indeed — General job postings
Idealist — Nonprofit, government, education, policy jobs
www.SnagAJob.com — Hourly job listings
Career-Readiness, Early Work Experience Research
Closing the Skills Gap: A Blueprint for Preparing New York City's Workforce to Meet the Evolving Needs of Employers.
The Center for an Urban Future, David Fischer and Jeremy Reiss
Are They Really Ready To Work? Employers' Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce
The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the Society for Human Resource Management
BUILDING SKILLS THROUGH SUMMER JOBS: Lessons from the Field
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Making Youth Employment Work: Essential Elements for a Successful Strategy
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF)