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Education, Careers & Volunteering

Education & Career | Life Skills | Volunteering & Activism

Education & Career

Planning for your future
Big Future - The College Board
bigfuture.collegeboard.org
Search for schools, find scholarships, explore majors.
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/ooh
Federal government statistics to help decide a career path
Picking your college or university
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
College Scholarships
www.collegescholarships.com
Fastweb: Free scholarship and College Searches
fastweb.monster.com
FinAid: College Financial Aid
www.finaid.org
Florida Prepaid College Program
www.myfloridaprepaid.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/resource-center/handbooks-manuals/
Study for the driver's exam
Free Permit Practice Test
www.highschooldriver.com/practice-test-road-rules

Volunteering & Activism

Volunteering
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
duval.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h.shtml
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.
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.
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.