College Guidance Resources for Parents & Teachers

Communities in Schools

A community-based organization that helps kids succeed in school and prepare for life. Find out how it works and how to get involved.


National Youth Development Information Center

The National Collaboration for Youth's National Youth Development Information Center provides an introduction to youth development as well as information on everything from program development to evaluation.


National Youth Employment Coalition

Promising and Effective Practices Network offers tips, assessment tools, and criteria for successful youth programs.


The Search Institute

Search Institute has identified 40 critical factors necessary for young people's growth and development. Learn more about the 40 developmental assets as well as the Healthy Community, Healthy Youth initiative.



SparkAction, an award-winning multimedia project of the Benton Foundation, helps adults make their communities better places for families and children. The web site offers a place on the Internet for adults—parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others—who want to become more active citizens, from volunteering to voting with kids in mind.


The Dream Award

Dream Award Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.

The Scholarship Coach

The Scholarship CoachScholarship America's blog, The Scholarship Coach, appears weekly at, featuring expert advice on all kinds of scholarship issues. Here on the site, we feature a new highlight from the blog every week, and you can also download a free Scholarship Coach e-book!

Focus On The Finish Line

Scholarship America is dedicated to helping students get their degrees. Our 2013 Annual Report, Focus on the Finish Line, features statistics, stories, and student accounts of the importance of college completion.


Visit the online report to learn more and hear from our President, Lauren Segal.

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