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Teen Websites

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Reading Resources

Graphic Novels and Comics

Health and Well Being

College and Job Searching

Teen Issues

Community Resources


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 Reading Resources

Goodreads - Allows you to create a profile and share what you're reading. You can see what friends are reading and discover your next favorite book.

Teenreads - Brings teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters.

Teen Ink - A monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens.

Guys Read - A website devoted to reading by guys, about guys, for guys.

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers - Great books for those who don't love to read.

Alex Awards - Ten books published for adults with potential appeal for teens.

Printz Award - First given in January 2000, the award honors the young adult book that best exemplifies literary excellence.

Best Books for Young Adults - The titles are selected from the year’s publications and include significant adult and young adult books, fiction and nonfiction.

Graphic Novels and Comicsgraphic_novels

No Flying, No Tights - A graphic novel review site for teens.


Health and Well Being

Go Ask Alice - is a health Q&A internet service. It works to provide readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being.

TeensHealth - For teens looking for honest, accurate information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.

Sex, Etc. - Teen-produced website that answers questions you'd only ask another teen.

Stop Bullying - Effective ways to deal with bullying.

College and Job Searchingkidbook

Mapping Your Future - Free and neutral resource on career, college, financial aid, and money management.

Fastweb - Online scholarship database. Search for financial aid to go to college.

Snag a Job - Need a job? This is a good place to start looking. - Simple and useful job search site.



Open Education Database 

The Mint


Teen Issues

National Crime Prevention Center - Useful information on everyday safety.

National Highway Traffic Safety Association - Tips for bicyclists and drivers.

Community Resources

ARTS | A Reason To Survive - Organization dedicated to providing, supporting, and advocating for arts programs that heal, inspire, and empower youth facing adversity.

Casa de Salud/Manuel Portillo Youth Center - Free activities for youth in National City.

Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center - Learn about growing and cooking healthy organic food.

Youth 2 Youth Center - This department of Operation Samahan provides a number of health services specifically for teens

Community Youth Athletic Center - They have boxing and fitness instruction, alternative education services, work-readiness and community service, and neighborhood beautification programs.

Boys and Girls Club in National City - They offer afterschool programs for local youth.