Useful Websites

scarleteen.com

Sex ed. for the real world.

teenwire.org

Offers straight talk and good advice about your physical and mental health.

abovetheinfluence.com

This site has real info about drugs and alcohol. You can get questions answered and hear other teens stories.

yourbullystory.com

YourBullyStory.com is a place where you can share your “Bully” story and hopefully gain inspiration.

myfuture.com

The name of the site basically covers it, check out this site if you are wondering about what to do with the rest of your life.

 loveisrespect.org

There are so many important ideas about teen dating violence and how to help yourself or your friends get the respect you deserve. It’s especially critical for youth to learn the warning signs of a potentially violent relationship early, when it’s easier to get out.

sexetc.org

Sex ed. by teens for teens.

youthresource.com

This is a website by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. It takes a holistic approach to sexual health and issues of concern to queer youth.

chadzboyz.com

This site is designed to serve the needs of the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bi, trans) community with a focus on the teen years. It has a terrific area for parents that offers advice and identifies resources and book titles for families and friends to support their GLBT loved ones.

mysistahs.org

This site is by and for young women of color to provide information and support on reproductive and sexual health issues through education and advocacy.

amplifyyourvoice.org

Amplify your voice is a website project created by Advocates for Youth. Stop by to see if you could use your voice to help. Advocates for Youth envisions a society that views sexuality as normal and healthy and treats young people as a valuable resource.

gurl.com

This is where you can check out anything you might be interested in from careers to fashion. It’s very interactive and you can give your opinions, take quizzes and watch popular videos. It’s great for information or just if you’re bored.

teenhelp.org

This site is so much more than its name implies. It does offer advice and information but it is unique because it is run by an international non-profit, and has teen contributors from around the world. There is also a monthly online magazine, Avatar,written by site members, it’s incredibly creative and does not talk down to youth.

teencentral.net

This site covers a lot of territory, but the best feature is that you can write in anonymously about ANYTHING and get some straightforward advice or ideas from professional counselors and other teens.

helpingteens.org

This is a great site to get support for anything that might be hard to deal with in your life. There are specific support groups, chat rooms, articles and an online magazine. This site has a resource section that includes hundreds of links to other useful websites, it’s worth checking it out for that alone.

abovetheinfluence.com

Take a minute to visit this site and become a part of ‘The Influence Project’. Don’t skip it to enter the site, it’s worth it. This site has straight talk about drugs and alcohol, you can get questions answered and here stories from teens about how substance abuse has impacted their lives.

myfuture.com

The name of the site basically covers it. If you are wondering about what to do with the rest of your life you might find some good ideas here about school, the military, vocational training and other options you might not have thought of.

quintcareers.com/teen_college.html

Quintessential Careers is a website that answers many questions about options for your future studies and potentialcareers. The teen section offers advice and help with planning, college admissions, resumes and so much more.

transitionsabroad.com

Go to this website to check out the high school study abroad page. I t is a great resource to find out about study and volunteering opportunities around the world for youth. You will find really interesting ideas for how to spend a Gap or pre-college year, maybe you should go to Costa Rica for the winter!

youthrights.org

The National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) defends the civil and human rights of young people in the United States through educating people about youth rights, empowering young people to work on their own behalf in defense of their rights, and taking positive steps to lessen the burden of ageism. Check out the youth rights wiki link.