Table of Contents

Arts Education
Bridging The Years
Bullying
Careers
Chronic Illness
College Selection and Financial Aid
Community Service and Activism
Computer Literacy
Dating Violence
Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Depression, Mental Health and Suicide
Divorce and Stepfamilies
Disabled Youth
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Gun Violence and Gang Intervention†
Immigration and Race Issues
Media Literacy
Money Management

Native American Teens
Nutrition
Politics

School Reform
School Violence and Conflict Resolution
Science and Health
Self-Image and Eating Disorders
Sexuality
Smoking Prevention
Sports Participation
Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

Homework Help
Educator Resources
Public Television
Other Teen Sites

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Arts Education:

National Dance Institute
New York, NY
For over 30 years, National Dance Institute (NDI), a not-for-profit organization founded by New York City Ballet star Jacques d?Amboise, has transformed the lives more than 2 million public school children through award-winning arts and learning programs.
www.nationaldance.org
E-mail: info@nationaldance.org

Arts Edge - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC
www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org
E-mail: curric@artsedge.kennedy-center.org

National Art Education Association
Reston, VA
naea@dgs.dgsys.com

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Washington, DC
www.nasaa-arts.org
E-mail: nasaa@nasaa-arts.org

President's Committee on the The Arts and the Humanities
www.pcah.gov
E-mail: pcah@neh.gov

Arts Education Partnership
www.aep-arts.org
E-mail: aep@ccsso.org

Americans for the Arts
www.artsusa.org

National Endowment for the Arts
arts.endow.gov

Bridging The Years:

Partners for Livable Communities
www.livable.com

Generations United
www.gu.org

My 2nd Home
Mt. Kisco, NY
(914) 241-0770

Clinton Senior Center
Pleasantville, NY
(914) 769-2021

The Devereux School
Millwood, NY
(914) 941-1991

Pleasantville High School
(914) 741-1423

Bullying:

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
www.safeyouth.org
1-866-SAFEYOUTH

Take a Stand. Lend a Hand.Stop Bullying Now!
www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov

It's My Life:Bullies
www.pbskidsgo.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies

Netsmartz
www.netsmartz.org/index.htm

Cyberbullying
www.cyberbully.org

i-Safe
www.isafe.org

Bully Police USA
www.bullypolice.org

Advocacy Group For Parents Of Children Affected By Bullying, Inc.
www.agpcabinc.org

SAMHSA Campaign for Parents
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/15plus/aboutbullying

 

 

Careers:

CollegeGrad.com
The "#1 Entry Level" job site.

Kaplanís Careers
Help on career selection, resumes, cover letters, interviews, plus hidden jobs, classifieds, and tips for success.

Career Magazine
Articles and advice on breaking into the job market and surviving in the workplace.

CareerBabe
A healthy dose of advice on job-related issues.

The CareerBuilder Network
Resources, advice, and an array of searchable employment opportunity postings.

Net Temps
Where you can create a personalized desktop for your job hunt.

 

Chronic Illness:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
(800) 955-4572

NYU Medical Center
Hassenfeld Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
www.med.nyu.edu/Peds/wwwroot/hassenfeld
(212) 263-8406

National Cancer Institute
www.nci.nih.gov
(800) 4-CANCER

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
www.aafa.org
(202) 466-7443

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
www.jdrf.org
(800) 533-CURE (2873)

American Sickle Cell Anemia Association
www.ccf.org
(216) 229-8600

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
www.sicklecelldisease.org
(800) 421-8453

Crohnís and Colitis Foundation of America
www.ccfa.org
(212) 685-3440

"Day By Day" Book
Children who have a seriously ill brother or sister are very unique. They share a large part of themselves, each day, with someone who needs more care than they do. Often considered ?the forgotten ones,? the book, DAY BY DAY, depicts how siblings of seriously ill or challenged children, through their experience, can learn to embrace the challenges of their exceptional situation, ultimately allowing them to transform into strong, spiritual, and caring people. They have a very poignant message?if we listen. "Day By Day" can be purchased through Amazon.com, with all proceeds go to the RICHARD D. FRISBEE, III FOUNDATION (www.frisbeefoundation.org).

 

Death, Dying, and Bereavement Support:

Covenant House
Phone: (800) 999-9999

Growth House
Phone: (415) 255-9045

Compassionate Friends
Phone: (877) 969-0010

GriefNet

Death-Dying.com

The American Hospice Foundation

Counseling for Loss and Life Changes

AllKidsGrieve.org

A Practical Guide to the Dying Process

The End of Life: Exploring Death In America (NPR Series)

The Global Action Project

JournalKeepers

 

Depression, Mental Health and Suicide:

The National Mental Health Association
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
Phone: (703) 684-7722
Fax: (703) 684-5968
Mental Health Information Center: (800) 969-NMHA
TTY Line: (800) 433-5959

Crisislink
Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE

The National Institute of Mental Health
NIMH Public Inquiries
6001 Executive Boulevard, Rm. 8184 MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513
E-mail: nimhinfo@nih.gov


The National Foundation for Depressive Illness
P.O. Box 2257
New York, NY 10116
Phone: (800) 239-1265

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, New York 10005
Phone: (212) 363-3500
Fax: (212) 363-6237
Toll-Free: (888) 333-AFSP

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
200 North Glebe Road, Suite 1015
Arlington, Virginia 22203-3754
Toll Free Helpline: (800) 950-NAMI (6264)

Knowledge Exchange Network
A government service of the Center for Mental Health Services. Includes latest mental health news from various media sources, a kids area, Spanish-language publications and links, a calendar of mental health-related events, and online ordering of free government publications.

Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network (SPAN)
5034 Odinís Way
Marietta, GA 30068
Phone: (888) 649-1366
Fax: (770) 642-1419

American Psychoanalytic Foundation
1636 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 667-6363
Fax: (202) 667-4477

Light for Life Foundation (Yellow Ribbon Program)
P.O. Box 644 Westminster, CO 80030-0644 USA
Phone: (303) 429-3530
Fax: (303) 426-4496
E-mail:
ask4help@yellowribbon.org

Contra Costa Crisis Center
P.O. Box 3364
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Disabled Youth:

Disability Central
An online gathering place for the disability community.

Disabled Sports USA
DS/USA offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.

451 Hungerford Drive Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Voice: 301-217-0960
Fax: 301-217-0968
TDD: 301-217-0963

Above Knee Amputee
A site for Above Knee Amputees that want to not only walk, but to walk well, and to be comfortable! Includes information about above knee prosthetics or other issues relating to above knee amputees.

New Mobility
The online home of New Mobility Magazine and a leading online resource for Disability Culture and Lifestyle.

Learning Disability Basics
From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
381 Park Avenue South Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 545-7510
Fax: (212) 545-9665
Toll-free: (888) 575-7373

Living With LD
From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

DeafZone
A culmination of deaf resources.

National Association of the Deaf
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), established in 1880, is the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications.

National Association of the Deaf
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500
301-587-1788 Voice
301-587-1789 TTY
301-587-1791 FAX

 

Divorce and Stepfamilies:


Banana Splits
A peer support group program for children of separated, divorcing or divorced parents. It is widely used in public and parochial schools, church youth groups, extension services and other organizations. Contact your local school or church to see if they offer a Banana Splits program.
53 Columbus Ave #2
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 262-4562

Stepfamily Association of America
www.saafamilies.org
A national non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and guidance to families with children from previous relationships...stepfamilies.
Phone: (800) 735-0329

Children's Rights Council
www.gocrc.com
Deals with custody issues and divorce reform, and works towards meaningful and continuing contact for the child between both parents and extended families.
6200 Editors Park Drive, Suite 103
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Phone: (301) 559-3120

Dr. Keith Ablow, Living The Truth
www.livingthetruth.com
Website of Dr. Keith Ablow, renowned psychiatrist and founder of Living the Truth.

 

Gun Violence and Gang Intervention:

Report-It.com
A safe and secure, on-line anonymous and confidential reporting service. It provides students an alternate method of reporting acts of violence, weapons, drugs and other criminal acts to the proper school authority.

Join Together Online
441 Stuart Street
7th Floor
Boston, MA. 02116
Phone: (617) 437-1500
Fax: (617) 437-9394
E-mail: info@jointogether.org
A national resource center for communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence.

National Youth Gang Center
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
Post Office Box 12729
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: (800) 446-0912
Fax: (850) 386-5356
E-Mail: nygc@iir.com

Common Sense About Kids And Guns
This organization functions as a clearinghouse of information on topics relevant to the issue of children's access to firearms.

National Crime Prevention Council
Phone: (800) WE PREVENT

Center To Prevent Handgun Violence
Straight Talk About Risks (STAR)
Phone: (202) 289-7319

The Educational Fund To End Gun Violence
Phone: (202) 530-0340

Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2085
Phone: (202) 638-2952
Fax: (202) 638-4004

Crime and Violence Prevention Center
California Attorney General's Office
Crime and Violence Prevention Center
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
Phone: (916) 324-7863

Choices For Youth
Choices for Youth is a public education campaign funded by a grant to i.e. communications, LLC from The California Wellness Foundation. The goal of the campaign is to increase support for effective programs to prevent violence by and against youth.

Taking the Bully by the Horns
Advice, info, and articles for teachers, parents, and kids on learning the skills needed to handle bullies and maintain a healthy self-esteem.

Student Pledge Against Gun Violence
The Student Pledge Against Gun Violence will be observed in schools throughout
the country on October 21st 1999, a Day of National Concern about Young People
and Gun Violence.
112 Nevada Street
Northfield, MN 55057

U.S. Department of Justice for Kids and Youth

 

Self-Image and Eating Disorders:

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders.

Planned Parenthoodís Teen Wire
Phone: (800) 230-PLAN

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
603 Stewart St., Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 382-3587
Helpline: (800) 931-2237

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
Box 7
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (708) 831-3438

American Anorexia and Bulimia Association
165 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 575-6200

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information/PREVLINE
Girl Power!
Phone: (800) 729-6686

Ms. Foundation For Women
120 Wall Street, 33rd floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 742-2300
Fax: (212) 742-1653
E-mail: info@ms.foundation.org

Center For Science in the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
Phone (202) 332-9110
Fax (202) 265-4954
E-mail: cspi@cspinet.org

Size Wise
Size-Acceptance information and support

National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)
A "women's health central" that links to thousands of fact sheets, brochures, reports, and other important health information.
Helpline: (800) 994-WOMAN (9662)

 

Dating Violence:

www.911rape.org
Includes information on: what to do if you are raped, making a police report, obtaining medical care, the impact of rape, and acquaintance rape. Offers referrals and other resources for help.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P. O. Box 18749
Denver, CO 80218-0749
Phone: (303) 839-1852
Fax: (303) 831-9251

Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office
Director: Bonnie J. Campbell
810 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: (202) 616-8894
Fax: (202) 307-3911

Feminist Majority Foundation
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 522-2214
Fax: (703) 522-2219
E-mail: femmaj@feminist.org

Relationship Violence Warning Signs
From the State University of New York at Buffalo

RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network)
635-B Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (800) 656-HOPE
Fax: (202) 544-3556
E-mail: rainnmail@aol.com

Faces
902 48th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219
Phone: (718) 283-7861
Teen theater group featured in this program which deals with many issues including dating violence.

National Women's Health Information Center
NWHIC is a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

School Violence and Conflict Resolution:

Report-It.com
A safe and secure, on-line anonymous and confidential reporting service. It provides students an alternate method of reporting acts of violence, weapons, drugs and other criminal acts to the proper school authority.

Choices For Youth
Choices for Youth is a public education campaign funded by a grant to i.e. communications, LLC from The California Wellness Foundation. The goal of the campaign is to increase support for effective programs to prevent violence by and against youth.

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado at Boulder
Campus Box 442
Boulder, CO 80309-0442
Phone: (303) 492-8465
Fax: (303) 443-3297
E-Mail:cspv@colorado.edu

North Carolina Center for the Prevention of School Violence
3824 Barrett Drive, Suite 303
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: (800) 299-6054

National Association for Mediation in Education
205 Hampshire House
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-3635
Phone: (413) 545-2462

National Crime Prevention Council
1700 K Street, NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (800) WE-PREVENT
Fax: (202) 785-0698

National Urban League
Stop the Violence Clearinghouse
500 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 558-5300

Center to Prevent Handgun Violence
Straight Talk About Risks (STAR)
1225 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 289-7319

Bullying.org
A project for kids by kids. Youth can contribute their personal reflections, poems, music, drawings, photographs, can even films.

Taking the Bully by the Horns
Advice, info, and articles for teachers, parents, and kids on learning the skills needed to handle bullies and maintain a healthy self-esteem.

Alaska Comprehensive Regional Assistance Center
Assistance in reforming and improving America's schools. Contains hundreds of useful links, resources, and current information for educators nationwide.
210 Ferry Way, Suite 200
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 586-6806 or (888) 43-AKRAC
Fax: (907) 463-3811

 

Smoking Prevention:

Prevention Online

American Cancer Society - Smokeout

National Cancer Institute

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Phone: (202) 296-5469
E-mail: info@tobaccofreekids.org

American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation
Works to protect nonsmokers from the dangers of secondhand smoke
2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite J
Berkeley, California 94702
Phone: (510) 841-3032
E-mail: anr@no-smoke.org

Get Outraged
Facts and news about tobacco issues.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
1100 17th Street, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 783-5550
Fax (202) 783-1583
A non-profit association serving 3,000 local health departments. Contains information and resources for those interested in public health and the work of local health agencies.

California Departnment of Justice and the California Narcotic Officers' Association

Florida Pilot Program on Tobacco Control
Features playable video of PSA airing statewide

 

Drug and Alcohol Abuse:

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Phone: (888) 644-6432
Infofax: (888) NIH-NIDA

ClubDrugs.org
Information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse about drugs such as Ecstacy, GHB, and Rohypnol, whose use is especially popular at raves and dance clubs.

FreeVibe
The White House's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign has developed tools and resources for teens that want to maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Freevibe.com helps young people understand the dangers of substance abuse and make responsible decisions with their lives. The site emphasizes that the majority of kids can't be bothered with drugs.

Leadership To Keep Children Alcohol Free
A unique coalition of Governors' spouses, Federal agencies, and public and private organizations, is an initiative to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15.

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information/PREVLINE
The nation's number one resource for substance abuse information. NCADI distributes the latest studies, helpful guides, videocassettes, and other substance abuse information and resource materials produced by various federal agencies.
Phone: (800) 729-6686, Ext. 260
Fax: (301) 468-6433
Mailing address: PO Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847
Street address:11426 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

Office of National Drug Control Policy
Resources, statistics, prevention programs, and more.

Society for Neuroscience
Education Program
Phone: (202) 462-6688

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA)
Provides access to CASA publications, current research, and online resource links.

The American Council for Drug Education
Offers an extensive library of substance abuse education and prevention information for kids and adults, as well as a resource list of prevention materials and videos.

Daytop Village
Daytop Village, a non-profit organization founded in 1963, is the oldest and largest drug- free, self-help program with 29 centers throughout the United States.
HOTLINE -- 1-800-2-DAYTOP
Daytop Village Inc.
54 West 40th street
New York, N.Y. 10018
Phone: (212) 354-6000

Join Together Online
441 Stuart Street
7th Floor
Boston, MA. 02116
Phone: (617) 437-1500
Fax: (617) 437-9394
E-mail: info@jointogether.org
A national resource center for communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence.

Partnership For A Drug-Free America
Among other great resources, here you can search for facts on drugs by name, image, slang term, or paraphernalia.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
A meeting place for individuals and organizations looking for information on current substance abuse policy and public affairs.

Neuroscience for Kids
Answers to commonly-asked questions about the brain and neuroscience, with information on brain and spinal cord anatomy and physiology, neurotransmission, and the effects of specific drugs on the nervous system.

Society for Neuroscience Brain Briefings
Access to Society for Neuroscience publications covering topics such as addiction, opiate receptors, and the effects of various drugs on the brain and behavior.

 

Media Literacy:

Center for Media Literacy
4727 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 403
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (323) 931-4177
Fax (323) 931-4474

The Media Literacy Clearinghouse
A web page designed for K-12 educators who want to learn more about media literacy, integrate it into classroom instruction, and make their students more media aware.

TV Planet/Rocky Mountain PBS

Media Literacy Online Project

New Mexico Media Literacy Project
The Project publishes a free newsletter with a circulation of 9000.
E-mail: mccannon@aa.edu

Media Awareness Network
1500 Merivale Road, Third Floor
Nepean, ON K2E 6Z5
Phone: (613) 224-7721 or (800) 896-3342
Fax: (613) 224-1958
Email: info@media-awareness.ca

National Institute on Media and the Family
606 24th Avenue South, Suite 606
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: (612) 672-5437 or (888) 672-5437

Just Think Foundation
80 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 1
Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone: (415) 289-0122
Fax: (415) 289-0123
E-mail: think@justthink.org

Media Education Foundation
26 Center Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (800) 897-0089
Fax (800) 659-6882

Katrina: An Unnatural Disaster
www.katrinamedia.org
Katrina: An Unnatural Disaster chronicles the struggles and triumphs of Gulf Coast residents since the destruction more than two years ago. Through stories and images, the site explores what is preventing residents from recovering from the disaster and returning home. It features the work of dozens of award-winning print and radio journalists, photographers, filmmakers, and youth media organizations, all of whom are OSI Katrina Media Fellows.

 

Computer Literacy:

Webgrrls International
50 Broad Street, Suite 1614
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 785-1276, Ext. 504
Fax: 212 785-1383
Email: Webgrrls@cgim.com

 

College Selection and Financial Aid:

College Board Online
Everything you need to prepare and register for the SAT's (yikes!).

CollegeXpress
Carnegie Communications, Inc.
239 Littleton Road, Suite 8A
Westford, MA 01886
Phone: (978) 692-2313
Fax: (978) 692-4174
E-mail:
webmaster@collegexpress.com
Lets you search for a college, find scholarships and loans, view campus maps, chat with other applicants, read about athletic programs, and even apply online to certain schools.

Guaranteed Scholarships
Lists and describes scholarships offered by individual colleges and universities to all enrolled students meeting specific criteria.

Get Recruited
Offers students a chance to be recruited by, and perhaps be offered scholarships to attend, colleges, universities and graduate schools throughout the United States.

American Universities Page
Includes almost all American four-year Universities, international schools, and some two-year schools.

Petersons Page
202 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 243-9111
Includes four-year colleges, trade and vocational schools.

U.S. Department of Education: Student Guide to Financial Aid
Phone: (800) 4-FED-AID (800-433-3243)
Provides information on all forms of financial aid.

The Financial Aid Information Page
Provides information on financial aid, including legitimate scholarship sources. Also warns about scholarship scams.

FastWEB
2550 Commonwealth Avenue
North Chicago, IL 60064
Phone: (847) 785-8000
A free scholarship search database, used and endorsed by over 500 colleges across the country, containing over 275,000 scholarships.

United Scholarship Advisement
Scholarship search and postings.


Sports Participation:

AskCoachMike.com
An online resource for helping young people succeed on and off the field.

National Youth Sports Safety Foundation
333 Longwood Avenue, Suite 202
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: (617) 277-1171
Fax: (617) 277-2278
E-Mail: NYSSF@aol.com
The Foundation provides current information on sports injury prevention and can help you learn to evaluate the quality and safety of youth sports programs; learn about sports organizations and the services they provide; and be informed about guidelines in youth sports participation.

American Sport Education Program
ASEP aims to improve the sport experience of youth through courses and workshops for parents, coaches and administrators.

ScoreCardUSA.com
A site where you can create your own personal and permanent online sports journal.

Athletes For A Better World
ABW exists to change the culture of sport by developing individual character, teamwork, and civic responsibility through commitment to the Code for Living.

 

Activism and Community Service:

B'nai B'rith Youth Organization
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3278
Phone: (202) 857-6633

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
230 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 567-7000
Fax: (215) 567-0394

Boys and Girls Clubs of America
1230 W. Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 815-5700
E-mail: lmclemore@bgca.org

Camp Fire Boys and Girls
4601 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64112-1278
Phone: (816) 756-1950
Fax: (816) 756-0258
E-mail: info@campfire.org

Campus Compact
Box 1975
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912-1975
Phone: (401) 863-1119
Fax: (401) 863-3779
E-mail: campus@compact.org

Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL)
1531 P Street NW, Suite LL
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 265-1200
Fax: (202) 265-3241
Email: homeoffice@COOL2SERVE.org

Center for Youth as Resources
1700 K Street, NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20006-3817
Phone: (202) 261-4131
E-mail: morizu@ncpc.org

Do Something
423 West 55th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 523-1175
Fax: (212) 582-1307
E-Mail: mail@dosomething.org

Girl Scouts of USA

KaBoom!
Kaboom builds safe playgrounds and creates healthy play opportunities for kids with the Support of communities and corporations.

National 4-H Council
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (800) Four-H-DC

National Urban League
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 558-5300

National Youth Leadership Council
1910 West County Road B
St. Paul, MN 55113
Phone: (651) 631-3672
Fax: (651) 631-2955
E-mail: nylcinfo@nylc.org

United National Indian Tribal Youth, INC.
P.O. Box 25042
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
Phone: (405) 236-2800
Fax: (405) 971-1071

YMCA of USA
101 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 977-0031
Fax. (312) 977-9063

Youth Service America
Includes a database to search for volunteer opportunities by zip code, city, state, interests, availability, and skills.

Youth Volunteer Corps of America

YWCA of USA

 

Immigration and Race Issues:

American Immigration Lawyers Association
1400 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 216-2400
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Phone: (212) 363-3200; (212) 363-6307 (library)

Center for Immigration Studies
1522 K Street N.W., Suite 820
Washington, DC 20005-1202
Phone: (202) 466-8185

Perry High Schoolís American Dream Project
E-mail: wardc@perry-lake.k12.oh.us

International Organization for Migration
17 Route des Morillons
C.P. 71, CH-1211
Geneva 19 * Switzerland
Phone: (41) 22-7179111
Fax: (41) 22-7986150
E-mail: info@iom.int

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service

CES National Center for Diversity
Box 196
Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 227-5904
Fax: (502) 227-5933
E-mail: jbankston@gwmail.kysu.edu

Diversity Resources for Educators

Cultural Horizons
Friaborg High School,
Box 174, 272 24
Simrishamn, SWEDEN
E-mail: cultural_horizons@friaborgsskolan.simrishamn.se
An international student magazine written by and for youth worldwide.

 

Science and Health:

Planned Parenthoodís Teen Wire
Phone: (800) 230-PLAN

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
603 Stewart St., Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 382-3587
Helpline: (800) 931-2237

FDA Kids Home Page
Teens and pre-teens can learn about FDA-related subjects.

National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)
A "women's health central" that links to thousands of fact sheets, brochures, reports, and other important health information.
Helpline: (800) 994-WOMAN (9662)

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
This site uses the gross-out factor in a unique way to interest teens in science. Kids (and parents and teachers too) can learn why one farts, burps, snores and more...with clickable questions, sound effects, and interactive Q & A.

 

Money Management and Financial Literacy:

Junior Achievement New York
www.jany.org

The Family Saving Center
Merrill Lynch's award-winning website is a fun place for kids, parents and teachers to learn more about saving. The website features activities and games for home and classroom use.

Cash Management Connection
www.cashworkbooks.com
This Web site is filled with basic financial information, including common-sense tips for parents on how to talk to your kids about money. You can even download a free budget worksheet.

Economic Education from The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's American Currency Exhibit

KidsandMoney.com

The Stock Market Game

SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise)
SIFE is a nonprofit organization that gives students the tools to learn the free enterprise system in a real working situation. SIFE challenges students on more than 750 college campuses nationwide to take what they're learning in the classroom and use their knowledge to better their communities.

Fun Facts About The U.S. Mint

Channel One's Teens And Money

YoungMoney.com

MainXChange
The online teen money network.

Department of the Treasury's Learning Vault

Money Matters For Kids Teen Pages

USA Weekend's Teens And Money

TeenBiz.com

The YoungMoney Online Game

Independent Means
A place for women under twenty to find an income of their own.

Consumer Education For Teens

Investing For Kids

 

Native American Teens:

The "Reach the Rez" Tour
www.reachtherez.org
Information about Litefoot's nationwide tour to reservations across the country.

The Chiefs
www.pbs.org/independentlens/chiefs/
A feature film about Wyoming Indian High's champion basketball team. Courtesy of Dewey-Obenchain Films, Just Media.

Lacrosse History
www.laxhistory.com
Information about the Native American origins of lacrosse.

Native American Flute Association
www.worldflutes.org
An organization dedicated to fostering the preservation, appreciation, and advancemement of Native American Flute.

Canyon Records
www.canyonrecords.com
Hovia Edwards' record label and a good source for Native American music.

Soundmix: Five Young Musicians
www.freerangeproductions.org
A PBS documentary and website about five teenage musicians playing a range of American styles, including Native American flute player Hovia Edwards. Produced by Free Range Productions.

The Native Youth Olympics
www.anchorage.net/764.cfm

Boys and Girls Clubs in Indian country
www.naclubs.org

Reznet News
www.reznetnews.org

Native Village
www.nativevillage.org
News about young Native Americans.

The Cradleboard Teaching Project
www.cradleboard.org
A school curriculum that "turns on the lights in public education about Native American culture...past, present, and future."

United National Indian Tribal Youth
www.unityinc.org
An organization that is dedicated to developing spiritual, mental, social, and physical attributes of Native youth.

FinAid: Financial Aid for Native American Students
www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtml
Lists scholarships and organizations that are geared towards helping Native students find tuition and scholarship assistance.

Native American Organizations and Urban Indian Centers
nativeculturelinks.com/organizations.html
Provides contact information and websites for Native American centers and organizations throughout the United States.

Native Youth Crisis Hotline
1-877-209-1266

 

Nutrition:

Get Fit, Get Right
Get Fit, Get Right is an interactive online intervention for overweight teens that are at risk for diabetes or heart disease through real-life success stories, video stories, blogs, and chat.

 

Politics

FactCheck.org
This site aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Democracy Project
Watch debates online, take part in a "cyber-debate", share opinions, check candidate positions, and more.

The Thirty Second Candidate
The online companion to the PBS documentary.

Federal Election Commission
In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections.

Choose or Lose
Coverage for young people of the 2004 presidential campaign, including candidates' positions on the issues.

Election.com
Register to vote or request an absentee ballot.

Best Practices
Fostering innovative campaign coverage.

Project Vote Smart
Get info, write opinions, test your political knowledge, and rate your political involvement.

Rock The Vote
A forum for posting your thoughts on social issues, along with direct access to voter registration forms and resources for getting involved.

Youth Vote Coalition
Focusing on voter registration and a petition urging a youth-focused presidential debate with youth moderators.

Youth-e-Vote
Participate in a "mock" voting process that will warm you up to the scene if you're not yet of voting age.

Newseum: Every Four Years
Examines 20th century U.S. presidential campaigns.

The American President
The companion to the PBS series profiling all U.S. presidents features a simulated campaign game.

E-The People
Sign local and national petitions, write to politicians, take polls, and get election news.


School Reform

Youth in Action
Providence, RI

Karen Feldman, Director
Phone: (401) 751-4264
yia@ids.net

Youth Organizing Communities
Los Angeles, CA
Maria Brenes, Youth Coordinator
maria@schoolsnotjails.com
www.innercitystruggle.org
Phone: (323) 780-7605

Publicolor
New York, NY
www.publicolor.org
Phone: (212) 213-6121

Gay Straight Alliance Network
San Francisco, CA
www.gsanetwork.org
Phone: (415) 552-4229

Campaign for Fiscal Equity
www.cfequity.org
Phone: (212) 867-8455

Funder's Collaborative on Youth Organizing
Jewish Fund for Justice
www.fcyo.org
Phone: (212) 213-2113
Grant making, Capacity building (conferences, self-assessment tools), outreach and education (promoting Youth Organizations).

What Kids Can Do
www.whatkidscando.org
Phone: (401) 247-7665
For more information on youth organizing groups for school reform, check this annotated directory: whatkidscando.org/featurestories/YOdirectory.html

Youth Venture
www.youthventure.org
info@youthventure.org

National Center for Education Statistics
www.nces.ed.gov

Institute for Education and Social Policy
Education Advisory Committee, New York University
www.nyu.edu/iesp
Phone: (212) 998-5880
Primary goal is to improve urban education; deals with research and public policy. Can assist young people and parents (and others interested) on how to organize and think critically about their schools, analyze issues and how to approach these issues; can also provide research and data on schools.

Youth Empowerment Center
www.youthec.org
Phone: (510) 451-5466
Over the next several years, YEC will support dozens of existing and emerging youth projects that take innovative approaches to youth organizing, leadership development, and cultural production.

LEED - Sacramento
www.leed.org
Phone: (916) 858-0686

Philadelphia Student Union
www.phillystudentunion.org
Phone: (215) 546-3290
Leadership Development Program: Chapters in 6 publics schools, meetings once a week, building leaderdership skills ie: public speaking, social justice awareness, building campaigns; Building A Youth Movement: 2 week summer program (with stipend) facilitated by students with the goal of encouraging youth involvement.

Boston Youth Organizing Project
www.byop.org
Phone: (617) 262-1895

 

BOOKS/REPORTS

Chronicle of Philanthropy Special Report on Youth Philanthropy
A series of articles describes the growing trend among foundations both to fund youth-led programs and to create opportunities for youth as grantmakers. Sample articles available on: www.whatkidscando.org/whatslearned/youthinvolvement.html
For order and subscription information, see www.philanthropy.com

Project 540's Civic Resource Guide
Released in November 2002 by Project 540, the Civic Resource Guide catalogues for students, educators, and community leaders more than 100 organizations that engage young people in civic activity. Visit www.project540.org, then click "Act."

Youth Action: Youth Contributing to Communities, Communities Supporting Youth
by Merita Irby, Thaddeus Ferber and Karen Pittman
This monograph analyzes the potential for youth engagement in community development.
www.forumforyouthinvestment.org


Sexuality:

HIV - Get Tested!

iwannaknow.org
Answers to your questions about teen sexual health and STD prevention.

Centers for Disease Control STD Prevention
CDC National STD Hotline: (800) 227-8922

SEX, ETC.
A website by and for teens.

TeenSexuality.org

TeenPregnancy.org
The web home of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

SaferSex.org

Youth.org
The Youth Assistance Organization, for gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning young people.

DrDrew.com
Everything you want to know from your favorite "Loveline" doc.

GYN101.com

National Women's Health Information Center
NWHIC is a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.

Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001:

Childhelp USA Hotline:
1-800-4-A-CHILD
Offers assistance to children, families and individuals who need help coping with the terrorist attacks.

American Psychological Association
"Managing Traumatic Stress"
Resources and information on coping with many aspects of the September 11 events.

Sept. 11: A Campus Reflects
www.dukenews.duke.edu/911site
Multimedia resources for and by youth, from Duke University.

National Institute of Mental Health
"Response to Terrorist Acts Against America"
Useful fact sheets.

National Mental Health Association
"Mental Health in Troubled Times"

PBS Online: America Responds
Resources for news and background information, as well as parent and teacher resources.

Global Nomads Group
Global Nomads Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting global education through videoconferencing and interactive broadcasting.

American Red Cross
News about relief efforts and assistance opportunities.

Helping.org
Find a relief organization for donation or ways to help in person.

 

Educator Resources:

It's My Life: Postsecondary Education and Training
A guide for professionals to help young people from foster care prepare academically, financially, and emotionally for postsecondary education and training success.

National PTA
National Headquarters
330 N. Wabash Avenue, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60611-3690
Phone: (312) 670-6782 or (800) 307-4PTA (4782)
E-mail: info@pta.org

Librarians Online Warehouse
Features a product buyers guide and chat room for sharing tips with colleagues.
E-mail: information@libsonline.com

National Institute for Urban School Improvement
E-mail: urbaninstitute@edc.org
Funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute has been designed to support capacity building in urban schools and school districts.

International Reading Association
800 Barksdale Road
PO Box 8139
Newark, DE 19714-8139
Phone: (302) 731-1600
Fax: (302) 731-1057
Includes info about reading tutorials, upcoming conferences, and links to local literacy groups.

Alaska Comprehensive Regional Assistance Center
Assistance in reforming and improving America's schools. Contains hundreds of useful links, resources, and current information for educators nationwide.
210 Ferry Way, Suite 200
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 586-6806 or (888) 43-AKRAC
Fax: (907) 463-3811

 

Other Teen Sites That Are Worth A Surf:


React!
The online home of the popular teen magazine.
www.react.com

Teen Wire
A new on-line magazine for teens from Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. which focuses on sexual health and relationship issues that pertain to teens.
www.teenwire.com

WireTap Magazine
WireTap provides readers with a weekly index of investigative news articles and provocative personal essays by and about young people that challenge stereotypes of race, gender, sexuality and lifestyle.
www.alternet.org/wiretapmag

YELL-Oh! Girls! - Asian American Girls Speak Out!
Asian American girls speak out about identity, culture, and coming-of-age.
www.yellohgirls.com

Liquid Generation
Games, animation, and links to other online teen resources on a variety of topics.
www.liquidgeneration.com

The Student Center
Created and run by teens.
www.studentcenter.org

Cyberteens
A place for teen creativity from photo essays to posts of the week, haiku to music reviews, sonnets to suicide columns.
www.cyberteens.com

Girl Power!
Part of SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
www.health.org/gpower

Fresh Angles
The electronic voice of teens
www.freshangles.com

Teen Voices
www.teenvoices.com

Children's Express
Young people aged 8-18 research, report, and edit news for adult print, broadcast, and interactive media. CE stories have won Peabody and Emmy awards and been nominated for a Pulitzer.
www.cenews.org

UNICEF Voices of Youth
Young people worldwide meet for dialogue and activism on issues of peace, social justice, and human rights, especially the rights of children and young people.
www.unicef.org/voy


YouthExpressions.org
YouthExpressions.org is dedicated to providing a safe forum for young people to explore, define and build healthy relationships.

www.youthexpressions.org


Youth(Wired)
The Electronic Library for Young Adults
www.youthwired.sat.lib.tx.us

Iwannaknow.org
Sexual health and STD prevention information for teens, including games, chat, education, and resources.
www.iwannaknow.org

Adolescence Directory Online (ADOL)
education.indiana.edu/cas/adol/adol.html

Adolescent Adulthood - Learn all about dating, flirting, and dumping
www.adolescentadulthood.com

AIDS and Young People
Includes what causes AIDS, ways of becoming infected, what activities are safe, injecting drugs.
www.avert.org/young.htm

Channel One
www.channelone.com

Amigos
A place for Hispanic teens to share stories, swap experiences, find information, or ask questions
www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/amigos

FitTeen
Dedicated to inspiring teen fitness, weight training, aerobics, and nutrition and helping all teens get the most out of life.
www.fitteen.com

Teen Advice Line
Fill out one simple form and soon you will have at least a dozen replies from teen operators
www.teenadviceonline.org

TeenCentral.net
Where teens who've been there and done that can share their troubles and triumphs
www.teencentral.net