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Art Journaling
Tips for creating your own art journal.

Artcyclopedia
Artcyclopedia is an online encyclopedia dedicated to artists, artworks, and art museums.

Picmonkey Photo Editing
Make your photos even better with this free photo editing site.

Sock Monkey
Detailed sock monkey making instructions take out the guesswork.

Start.Write.Now.
For more than 90 years, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have celebrated the creative achievements of teens across the country. The Awards provide exhibition, scholarships, publication, and recognition opportunities for students in grades 7–12 in the visual and literary arts.

The Duct Tape Guys
The Duct Tape Guys show you how to make duct tape wallets in eight photo-illustrated easy steps.

Wire Jewelry Making
Learn how to make wire jewelry from these easy-to-follow tutorials.

Zentangle Patterns
Check out this graphic guide to Zentangle patterns and how to draw them.


100 Benefits of Journaling
Benefits include stress reduction, healing, personal growth, knowing yourself, easier problem solving, enhancing creativity and intuition, and telling your story.

Al-Anon/Alateen
Al-Anon helps people recover from the effects of living with an alcoholic relative or friend. Alateen is a recovery group for young people with a drinking problem. Both groups base their programs on the work of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Information is listed alphabetically by topic and by age group. This site also features updates on bioterrorism topics.

Go Ask Alice!
Ask even your most embarrassing health questions and get answers.

iwannaknow
Info on sexually transmitted diseases, advice on abstinence, and resources for gay teens are featured on this site, sponsored by the American Social Health Association.

RecoveryAS
Learn about different addictions, roads to recovery, and support centers in your town.


College Board
Information on college planning, including PSAT and SAT registration.

General Educational Development (GED)
Washington state information on eligibility, preparing for the test, testing center locations, and records requests.

Jobs, Education, & Practice Tests
TRL's reference databases for standardized test preparation guides, career information, and education programs.

Myfuture.com
Articles, advice, tools, and checklists for exploring all branches of the military, as well as other careers and colleges.

NextStepU
After high school, what’s next? Geared to high school juniors and seniors, NextStepU has articles and videos about college, careers, gap years, military service, and more.

Occupational Outlook
Explore hundreds of job and career profiles and learn what they do, how to become one, and what their future might look like.

Teen Ink: College Essays
Read real college essays published in the print and online versions of Teen Ink. Comment on and share others' essays and submit your own.

Washington Business Week
Washington Business Week give teens the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a variety of careers through summer camps and in-school community programs.

Washington Student Achievement Council
Information about colleges and universites in Washington as well as preparing for and paying for higher education. Includes state-specific information about programs such as Running Start, College Bound, and Washington Opportunity Pathways.


Cartalk
Car diagnostic mechanics Tom and Ray dispense advice with verve, spunk, and unstoppable humor on National Public Radio. Keep laughing and learning at their web site.

Driver License
Getting a driver license? Find out how by visiting the Washington State Department of Licensing web site.

Drive-Safely.net
Drive-Safely.net provides safe driving tips, traffic ticket advice and online traffic school reviews from a licensed CDL driving instructor.

Fuel Economy
This U.S. Department of Energy website gives the gas mileage, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety info for new and used cars and trucks.

Practice Test
This site is designed to give you an idea of the types of questions you’ll be asked on the Washington state drivers license test.

Teen New Drivers’ Homepage
Ryan has some helpful stuff to say about driving around school, driving around town, bad weather, passing, the warning signs of fatigue, and more topics.

The Simple Dollar Guide to Teen Car Insurance and Driver Safety
This article provides tips for learning to drive, driving safely, responding to accidents and the police, and saving money on car insurance.


ESPN Action Sports
Skateboarding, snowboarding, bike stunts, motocross, and more extreme sports share space with X Games updates and a guide to the best places to skateboard in Seattle.

Internet Resources: Sports
Run here for web sites about American professional and college sports.

Skateboarding.com
Need help with your heelflip technique? Or maybe, you'd like to try a Backslide Ollie 180. Turn to Transworld Skateboarding magazine's website for advice, inspiration, interviews with skateboarding legends, and 'boarding news.

Skaters for Public Skateparks
Want to build a skatepark? Zoom here for info on getting started, fund raising, design and building, and maintenance.


BrainBashers
Bash your brain with these brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games, and optical illusions.

CR Puzzles
Cryptograms, picture scrambles, minicrostics, crosswords, logic problems… Updated daily, this online puzzle magazine will tweak your brain.

Free Rice
Put that cramming for SAT vocabulary to good use! For every correct definition you choose, Free Rice donates 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

Games for the Brain
Have fun while training your brain with such games as Mastermind, Marsmoney, Oooze, and Chess.

Thinks.com Puzzles
Fiendish puzzles, riddles, trivia, anagrams, crosswords and scary crossword variants (don't ask, just look) make this site a thorny thicket.

TravelPod: The Traveler IQ Challenge
How well do you know the world? Get ready to click on the world map where you think famous places and cities are located. Speed and accuracy count!


Cool Works
Find seasonal jobs for teens ages 14 - 17

Department of Ecology Youth Corps
Summer Ecology Youth Corps crews mostly do road cleanup. Crews are divided into ages 15 – 17 and ages 18 – 21.

Do Something
As a teen, there is a lot you can do right now to make a positive difference. You can do something on your own, or you can volunteer for an organization.

Employed Teenagers
Employed Teenagers offers advice and tips for resumes and interviews and breaks down job ideas by age.

Feed the Pig
Tools, tips, articles, and other resources to help you take control of your personal finances - and feed your piggy bank - brought to you by the AICPA and the Ad Council.

Idealist.org
Want to help? Look here for global volunteer organizations, opportunities, services, resources, events, and ideas.

Part-time Jobs for Teenagers
Possible part-time jobs include errand running for busy clients, creating Web sites, working at fast food outlets, and selling stuff you make at farmers’ markets.

Saving Money Tips for Teens
Great tips from secretsofskateboarding.com to help you when you're saving up for something big - like a new board. Resources for finding a job, understanding and managing credit, and more.

Six Great Ways for Teens to Make Some Green This Summer
Details about six teen businesses are prefaced by quick advice about safety, legality, promoting your business, and customer service.

Teens4hire
Check with parents first, as this is a commercial organization that charges a fee for some services, and requires personal information (like your phone number) before you can search the jobs database. Or you can focus on the site's job seeking tips and sample resumes that you can print out for free.

Volunteer Match
If you're looking for a volunteering opportunity in your community, this site will take your zip code, ask you for some info, and come up with a list of possibilities nearby.

YouthRules! Young Worker Toolkit
The U.S. Department of Labor spells out work rules for teens ages 13 and under, 14 – 15, 16 – 17, and 18 and up.


ICYou See: T is for Thinking
ICYSee is a self-guided tour and training page that addresses basic questions, like: how do you search for stuff, and once you find it, how do you know if it's any good?

Internet Resources: Email Information
Click here for information on email services and free email on the Internet.

Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens
Whatever space you choose for your socializing online, be smart and follow these common-sense guidelines.

Webmonkey
This free public resource for web developers features tutorials and articles written by web designers and programmers.

Wikispaces
Create a wiki to share with families, friends, teams, fan clubs, and more. Public wikis are free, but the site charges a fee for private and ad-free wikis.


National Center for Youth Law
This site links to information about youth health, child support, welfare, fair housing, juvenile justice, public policy organizations, and legislative resources.

Rock the Vote
Get the facts, get fired up, get involved in the political issues that affect teens.