Got a question? Need some advice? Check out these sites for answers:
NEWS, INFORMATION & ADVICE
Channel One News – The leading news network for teens nationwide, providing unbiased reports of current events and topics affecting young people.
HuffPost Teen – Covering politics, entertainment, world news, and more from the teen perspective.
Teen Topics by USA.gov – General information from a trusted source includes driving, financial, health and safety, travel, and education resources.
About.com’s Teen Advice – Simple and searchable information and advice on school and money, dating, and general advice topics.
Virginia DMV’s Teen Drivers – Check out links to driver education requirements, take a sample knowledge exam, or learn about teen driver safety.
Driver’s Ed Guru – Practical lessons, educational videos, interesting articles, and DMV practice tests all on one site.
SafeMotorist.com – Find out which driving courses are approved in Virginia, read helpful safety articles, and read the Virginia driving handbook online.
DRUGS & ALCOHOL
DrugFree.org – Explore a wealth of information, tools and opportunities to help prevent and get help for drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults.
NIDA for Teens – This site delivers science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body so that teens will be armed with better information to make healthy decisions.
DEA’s Just Think Twice – Dedicated to helping teens separate drug facts from fiction, this site offers detailed information about legal and illegal drugs, their effects, and the consequences of drug abuse and addiction.
HEALTH & WELL-BEING
WebMD for Teens – Up-to-date and plain and simple health information on a variety of topics for teens. Separate portals for girls and boys with gender-specific health advice and resources.
Teens Health – Accurate and current health information that’s free of “doctor speak.”
Go Ask Alice! – This health Q&A resource provides reliable, accurate, accessible information for teens on health and well-being.
Proud2Bme – An online community created by and for teens to prevent and treat eating disorders by promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.
YouthRules! – This site is a gateway providing quick access to information about Federal and State labor laws that apply to young workers.
Virginia Workforce Connection – Learn how to write a resume, access online education and training resources, get career information, and connect with local job seeker services.
About.com’s Teen Job Search Guide – Information and advice on writing resumes, preparing for your first job interview, rules and regulations for teen workers, and more.
Occupational Outlook Handbook – Choose from hundreds of occupation profiles describing What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and employment projections.
Job Hunting @ the Library – Compiled by Henrico County Public Library, these resources and links will help you get started with your job search.
Metro Richmond Jobs – View and apply for jobs in Henrico County, Hanover County, Chesterfield County, and the City of Richmond.
USAJOBS’ Pathways Program – Search for job openings for students and recent graduates with the Federal government.
Start Smart: Money Management for Teens – Easy and realistic financial advice on how to save, spend, and live well.
Virginia Credit Union: Education & Resources – Cool interactive worksheets, calculators, information, and links to other money management sites.
Practical Money Skills – Access calculators, expert advice, educational games, and information to help you spend and save like a champ.
CNN’s Money 101 – More than 20 free lessons to help you gain control of your financial life early.
RELATIONSHIPS & DATING
IWannaKnow.org – This is where you will find the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions and access in-depth information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and healthy relationships.
Stay Teen – Enjoy your teen years and make smarter dating decisions by reading features and data about issues like sex, relationships, waiting, and contraception.
Planned Parenthood’s Info for Teens – Find a health center near you, learn more about teen sexuality and relationships, and get access to expert answers on dozens of teen topics.
ROSMY – Richmond’s LGBTQ youth advocacy site offers information about local support meetings, educational resources, and opportunities for youth leadership initiatives.
Break the Cycle – Provides comprehensive information and programs to prevent dating abuse and empower youth.
CDC’s Intimate Partner Violence – Articles, resources, and prevention strategies to help you stop intimate partner violence.
Love is Respect – This site features basic information on dating, signs and types of abuse, links to get help, and opportunities to take action against violence.
National Domestic Violence Hotline – A toll-free and anonymous domestic violence hotline with access to more than 4,000 shelters and programs nationwide. This site also features quizzes and information.
Teens Against Bullying – Created by and for teens, it’s a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, and to be heard.