You've got a lot going on these days. Check out these resources to learn more about some of the stuff you're curious about.
Have you found a cool site that other teens should know about? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
Many of the websites below are also linked from USA.gov's Teen Resources page. It's a great website with a TON of helpful info, so check it out. If you're in a hurry, select a category below to find relevant sites faster:
Teen Growth: all kinds of health info, provided by real doctors, from TeenGrowth.com
Teen health topics main page from kidshealth.org
or jump directly to the pages on:
Teen Drivers: the scoop on when and how to get your permit and license from the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
Bad Weather Driving Tips from kidshealth.org
Keys to Defensive Driving from kidshealth.org
Bike Safety: a brochure of bicycle safety tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Garfield County trails from TrailCentral.com
Colorado trails (enter the town name or use the map tools to zoom in) from Trails.com
Parks and Recreation Department pages for:
Silt (this is the Silt Chamber of Commerce's site, not the town's)
Colorado River Valley BLM Field Office recreation page (in Silt, formerly the Glenwood Springs Field Office)
White River National Forest recreation page
Visit our Research page to search our online databases; they're organized by category so you can find what you're looking for quickly.
Still stumped? You can get help from a live human being (no robots or zombies!) through AskColorado (a "virtual reference" service staffed by Colorado librarians).
Yikes, it can be daunting to think about what to do with your life. We don't have all the answers but we've assembled some links that might help as you explore various paths. See them on our Career and College Stuff page.
It's never too early to learn how to manage your money. Maybe you are saving for college or a car. Maybe you want to invest your summer job earnings. Whatever your financial goals may be, there are online tools to help you become financially savvy and make your money work for you.
MyMoney.gov is the federal government's official site for helping Americans of all ages learn the basics of personal finance. The site contains information on getting credit, paying for education, creating a budget, and steering clear of scams and fraud. Be sure to check out the page with links to resources especially for young people.
The Securities and Exchange Commission offers several fun resources for learning about saving and investing on its page for teachers and students, including a Test Your Money $marts quiz and a guide to key topics.
The U.S. Treasury Department's Kids page teaches about topics like saving and investing and how the Treasury works. There are a couple of fun games too ("Save Perry's Pennies" is way harder than it looks!).