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Tools and Resources for Parents and Youth

AcademicInfo: Subject Guides & Online Degrees

AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information. Our mission is to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students (and other researchers).

Adventures in Education
This site contains resources for families of college-bound students-from overviews of college savings plans to ideas about what they'll need to pack for their first semester away from home.  

Celebra la Ciencia
The mission of Celebra la Ciencia is to increase awareness among Hispanic youth and parents of informal science opportunities and activities.

CollegeBoard.com for Parents
Help your child find the right college and pay for it. The site also contains information on college entrance exams and college admissions.

Colorín Colorado
This web site provides great information for parents who want to help their kids learn how to read and succeed.

Effective Parenting Educational Resources
These pages are designed to help parents with their educational questions and concerns. Learning is one of the few activities that comes naturally to all people and is its own reward. No one has to pay us to learn. Like all creatures, people are curious by nature. Parents and children go out of their way to learn all kinds of interesting facts and skills. Unfortunately, curiosity can be dampened and children can be turned off by school. So, explore these pages and learn how to keep ourselves and our children on the path to learning.

Family Education
The Family Education Network includes some of the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. Launched in September, 2000, the company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students of all ages take control of their learning and make it part of their everyday lives.

FinAid! can help you pay for your child's college education by helping you create a savings plan and apply for financial aid.

GetNetWise is a project of the Internet Education Foundation, and a product of public service efforts by internet industry corporations and public interest organizations.

Hablemos En Confianza
Hablemos en Confianza is a bilingual fountain of resources about the most commonly abused substances. It contains information that will help you talk to your children about alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.

La Familia Network
La Familia Network hopes to create an environment where children, parents, teachers, and community leaders can find ideas and programs to address the Digital Divide.

Mapping Your Future 
At Mapping Your Future, you can find out more about planning for your child's education.

Net-mom is the web site of the author of The Internet for Kids & Family Yellow Pages, a resource book updated yearly that lists over 3,000 family-friendly web sites. Categories include "For Kids Who Love Science," "For Emergency Homework Help," and "For Family Fun."

Parent to Parent
Parent to Parent is a web site for parents by parents. The site features articles and a weekly column by nationally syndicated columnist, author, and parent educator Jodie Lynn.

Parent Smart
Find the best articles to help your children succeed in school.

PBS Parents
A site that helps parents raise a child who is ready to learn.

Role Model Project for Girls
The Role Model Project for Girls site was created to share the notion that girls can grow up to be almost anything - in a wide variety of professional careers - way more than they probably know exist.

Sallie Mae's Parent Answer
If you have questions about paying for college, Sallie Mae's Parent Answer can help.

White House Initiatives on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
A bilingual website that offers parents and students resources on how they can make going to college a reality.

Yahooligans Parents' Guide 
A safe search engine for kids and their parents on many categories.