educational resources

Resources for teens:
Information from driving to jobs and volunteering to travel and recreation.

How to Study tips:

Learning Resources:

Online teaching and learning materials:
Provides a gateway to information about various subjects. Free online course materials from around the world.

OpenCourseWare is now available from several colleges and universities for free. It provided free access class material such as syllabi, reading lists, lecture notes, and other documents that have been used in actual classrooms. A pioneer in this was MIT, but several other institutions offer similar access.

Access to College Resources:

These websites offer valuable information on access to college - both with regard to admission and financial assistance:

Soledad O’Brien & Brad Raymond Foundation
Helps young women with college expenses

The Gates Millenium Scholars
Full college scholarships for minority students
(Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

The Posse Foundation
College access and leadership development/full tuition scholarships at partner institutions

The Quest Bridge Program
Links low income students with college success; offers college prep scholarships

Chaffee Educational Training Voucher Program
There are many web links for this program, which serves to help foster youth attend college.
Programs are administered by each state, with the exception of several that are administered by Foster Care to Success. The link for NYS is

Foster Care to Success
America’s College Fund for Foster Youth

Upward Bound (example of a TRIO program)
Federally funded (via U.S. Department of Education) program that helps students become college ready; administered via institutions of higher education.

Columbia University Double Discovery Center
Helps low income and first generation college students in Manhattan area to achieve academic success- this is an example of a university department that offers Upward Bound; it is necessary to look at each college or university near you, to see what is offered.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) & Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
These are state funded programs that help disadvantaged college students to succeed. They offer summer bridge programs to enhance college readiness, and also provide support for students once admitted. They fall under the category of “academic success programs”. EOP programs are at public universities; HEOP programs are at private institutions. In other states, they may have different names.
This link is for the State University of New York EOP Program:

Watch this great video about EOP at SUNY Stony Brook! :

This link is for HEOP in NYS:

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