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A Guide to the Business of Babysitting

Useful tips and information for the serious babysitter. (University of Illinois Extension)

Americorps

Learn about this national service organization, which offers young adults aged 17 and older the opportunity to make a difference in agencies and communities across the United States, while gaining job experience and earning money for education. 

Babysitting Center

Helpful information on how to start babysitting, tips on taking care of children, suggested fun activities to do with children, and more. (Nemours)

Department of Workforce Services

Search for a job based on the criteria that work for you. (State of Utah)

DoSomething.org

Find out how you can make an impact on a cause close to your heart without needing money, an adult, or a car!

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Your one-stop shop for finding out more about your dream job. (United States Department of Labor)

The Mint

Get the money smarts you'll need to live the life you've dreamed about. (Northwestern Mutual Foundation)

Understanding Taxes: Student

Explore this website to take the mystery out of taxes. (Internal Revenue Service)

Utah Commission on Volunteers

Use this search form to find volunteer opportunities in and around Weber County. (State of Utah)

Utah Jobfinder

Local job listings. (Standard Examiner)

Volunteer Match

Find local volunteer opportunities at a variety of nonprofit organizations for people your age.

Health, Safety, and the EnvironmentBack to top

Above the Influence

Find drug facts and information about dealing with peer pressure. (Office of National Drug Control Policy)

Choose Myplate

The U.S. government's dietary guidelines. (United States Department of Agriculture)

NetSmartz

Learn how to navigate the Internet safely. (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

Teen Health

Information for teens about their health. (Medline Plus)

TeensHealth

Information for teens on staying healthy. (Nemours Foundation)

Young Men's Health

A website for teen boys and young men featuring state-of-the-art health information. (Boston's Children's Hospital)

Young Women's Health

An award-winning teen girls' health website featuring health guides, quizzes, and more. (Boston's Children's Hospital)

Your Environment, Your Choice

Learn how to make environmentally sound choices about the products and natural resources you use, the waste you create, and the environment in which you live. (Environmental Protection Agency)

College PrepBack to top

ACT Test Prep

Try the useful ACT practice tests on this outstanding site. (ACT, Inc.)

Big Future

Information on planning and paying for college. (College Board)

College Prep 101

This website is designed to help students navigate the process of selecting, applying to, and being successful in college. (Oklahoma State University)

Fastweb

Create a profile and let Fastweb match you with personalized scholarship opportunities, completely free of charge. (Strayer University)

Federal Student Aid

The official site for the Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

FinAid

A free, award-winning source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools.

LearningExpress Library

Based on official tests, this site provides access to over 300 online practice test and skill building courses. Covered tests include the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and GED.

Number2

Free online test preparation for the ACT, SAT, and GRE exams. (XAP Corporation)

SAT Practice

Find excellent and free test preparation resources. (College Board, Inc.)

Scholarship.com

Find money for college and learn about the financial aid process.

U.S. News Education

Information about paying for college, college rankings, and more. (U.S. News and World Report)

Utah Colleges and Universities

A listing of all Utah colleges and universities, as well as links to Utah financial aid resources. (State of Utah)

UtahFutures.org

Access free education and career information. (State of Utah)

Dictionaries & EncyclopediasBack to top

Answers.com

Type in a question and this website will give you an answer, using information from world news organizations and reliable reference resources.

Dictionary.com

Easy to use online dictionary, thesaurus, and reference center. 

Gale eBook Subject Encyclopedias

This collection of online e-book encyclopedias covers medicine & health, American history, biography, religion, world cultures, occultism, science, and clothing & fashion. Titles may be searched or browsed individually, or searched as a group. Click on "show all" to see the entire list of titles.

Oxford Dictionaries

A comprehensive English dictionary, as well as up-to-date bilingual dictionaries in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. (Oxford University Press)

Magazines & NewspapersBack to top

EBSCOHOST YOUNG ADULTS

Look up full-text articles from over 140 popular magazines for junior high and high school students, and 30 U.S. and international newspapers.

Books and ReadingBack to top

Guys Read

A literacy program created by children's author Jon Sciezka that offers lists of popular titles, along with resources for parents and teachers, to help boys and young men enjoy reading.

Novelist Plus

Looking for a book to read?  Check out the Grab and Go Booklists or the "If You Like..." suggestions. 

Poetry 180

A poem for every day of the school year. (Library of Congress)

Project Gutenberg

A library of electronically stored books, mostly classics, that can be downloaded for free and viewed offline. 

Reading Rants

Check out the teen booklists and reviews on this site: Home Fries, Riot Grrrl!, Nail Biters, and more. 

Teen Ink

A magazine for teens, by teens. (The Young Authors Foundation)

Teenreads

Find out about upcoming books, enter into contests for free books, and read interviews with your favorite authors. (Bookreporter)

YALSA Teen Book Finder

Have an iPod Touch, an iPhone or an iPad?  YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone. (The Android version will be available in 2014.)  (Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association)

YALSA's Book Awards and Booklists

Looking for something to read?  Start your search here. (Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association)

Homework HelpBack to top

HippoCampus: Homework and Study Help

Free educational resources, including test prep and video lectures, for middle school, high school, and college students. (Monterey Institute for Technology and Education/National Repository of Online Courses)

Homework Spot

Whether you are in kindergarten or high school, this site offers the best homework help sites on the web, all in one convenient place.  (StartSpot Mediaworks)

Infoplease

A one-stop reference/homework help site.  (Pearson Education)

IXL Math and English

Preschoolers through 8th graders can get free practice in core curriculum skills in math and English.  (IXL Learning)

Khan Academy

Free tutorials on math, science, economics, computer science, and the humanities.

Learn a Language

Find hundreds of language-learning lessons, games, and activities for the following languages: Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, French, Japanese, Chinese, and English. (Visual Link)

Library Spot

An award-winning, free virtual library resource that brings research sites to one spot. (StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc.)

Public Pioneer: Homework Help for Kids & Teens

Pioneer is a virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah's public libraries.  On this section of the site, Public Pioneer offers an array of homework help resources for students in elementary through high school, all in one place. 

Quizlet

Learning is fun with this website that features flashcards, quizzes, and games.  Choose any subject!

ScienceNetLinks

A resource for teachers and homeschooling families, with video lessons, lesson plans, current science news, and a variety of tools to aid learning.  (American Association for the Advancement of Science/Thinkfinity)

The World Factbook

Clear, up-to-date information on countries around the world, with statistics and maps. (CIA)

The Writer's Handbook: Documentation Styles

Cite it right!  A list of different citation styles with examples.   (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

LifestyleBack to top

Instructables

 From cooking to 3d printing, to making just about anything fly, Instructables tells you how to do it! (Squid Labs)

Internet Movie Database

Find out more about your favorite movies and celebrities.

Joystiq

Find out the latest in video game news.

Marshall White Center

Ogden's community and recreation center offers many classes, such as boxing, dance, and karate, for teens. 

Voices of Youth

A website for young people who want to know more, do more, and say more about the world to learn about issues related to human rights and social change. (UNICEF)