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Teen Resources

College & Career
America's Career Infonet
America’s Career Infonet explores various careers, industries, and occupations with video examples of workplaces, educational requirements, and possible funding sources.
College Board
Find official college planning and preparation tools to help you succeed.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the official website.
A free resource that provides information and links to scholarships nationwide.
Illinois Student Assistance Commission provides assistance with financial aid and the college process.
Open Gears
A local teen- led organization! This organization provides webinars to promote STEM careers.

The free birth control support network committed to helping you find a doctor and birth control method that meets your individual needs.
Mix It Up
Teaching tolerance-based international campaign encouraging students to identify, question, and cross social boundaries.
Planned Parenthood
A nonprofit organization committed to providing sexual health care throughout the United States.
Sex ed for the real world, specifically for teens and young adults.
English & Writing
Automatically creates a bibliography for you in MLA, APA, or Chicago style.
OWL Purdue
Provides the guidelines for MLA, APA, and Chicago style including the works cited, in text citations, paper formatting, and more.
Teen Top Ten
Young Adult Library Services Association award books, nominated by teens.
Social Studies & History
EyeWitness to History
Find first hand accounts, illustrated with vintage photos, original radio broadcasts, and more.
History Channel
Explore thousands of historical articles and videos.
National Archives
Explore our nation’s history through documents, photos, and records.
The American Experience
Select or search for a president to find biographical information.
Encyclopedia of Earth
Explore information about the Earth, its natural environments, and interaction with society.
Khan Academy
Free tutorials and videos to help increase understand of math and science.
News, images, videos, and more from America’s space agency, pioneering the future in space exploration and scientific discovery.
Study Help & Test Prep
Free practice tests for high school, college, and professionals as well as standardized tests and exams.
MathMinds is an educational tutoring service located in Aurora, Illinois that aims to provide quality tutoring to underserved students and adults for free. We mainly provide free lessons for high school math, SAT/ACT, and computer science. Our tutors are from the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy (IMSA for short) which was rated 2018's number one public high school in the nation by Niche. All of the tutors have earned a minimum grade of an A in each of the subjects that they tutor with countless credentials like perfect SAT math scores, perfect ACT scores, and more.
Test Prep Review
Free test prep questions and exams for a variety of career situations.
Teen-Led Resources
Teen Initiate is an innovative Teen-Led Teen-Driven™ (TLTD) program that provides teens with support and a space to innovate and lead while empowering younger teens and tweens in the process.
Bednarcik Jr High School's Environmental Club

Project Teal
A student-led movement to revitalize our democracy.

Biography in Context

Learn about the challenges, motivations, successes, and failures of historical and contemporary persons.

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Brainfuse - HelpNow

Offers a comprehensive suite of eLearning tools, including live tutoring, expert writing assistance, collaborative learning, targeted skills building, test prep, and self-study options.  Live tutors available after school hours, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Gale eBooks

A database of encyclopedias, digital books, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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LearningExpress Library

Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help customers, teen students, and adult learners alike succeed in required academic or professional exams.

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Masterfile Premiere

Searches 1000+ newspapers, magazines, and journals. The Consumer Reports can be found using this database.Click here.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games.

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