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   BigFuture

o   CollegeVine

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

 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

  National Skills Coalition

o   National Youth Employment Coalition

o   TED Ed: What Will You Do With Your Life? 

  Workforce Strategy Center  

o   A Career Guide for High School Students About Helping Professions

o  High School Resume Builder Examples

o  Best Value Schools Online Universities

Federal Policies

National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC)

At-Home-Learning Resources:

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 

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 

Nursing Resources 

Financial Aid Guide for Nurses

Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students

LPN Programs

Thriving as a Nursing Student

Financial Literacy Resources

Annuity Types

Student Basics for Financial Literacy

Job Search Engines

Indeed  General job postings

Idealist — Nonprofit, government, education, policy jobs — 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 FutureDavid 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


JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Making Youth Employment Work: Essential Elements for a Successful Strategy

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF)

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