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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is a Department of Education managed form required by federal and state governments. Colleges also require FAFSA information from students that wish to qualify for financial aid, federal work-study, and other financial aid programs, such as the TEACH Grant.

Avoid these 10 common FAFSA mistakes and boost your financial aid potential! 


OK, so you’ve probably heard a million times that car crashes are the #1 killer of teens in the United States.

And you’ve probably already heard that the leading cause of crash is due to inexperience. Distraction by something inside or outside your vehicle is one of the leading causes of car crashes (and here's a little secret, I don't mean just for teens! Adults need to be more aware of their surroundings too). The National Foundation For Teen Safe Driving offers a number of really great resources to help you understand the risks faced by teen drivers, and great tips and exercises to help keep you safe. Also, click on the title to learn more about distracted driving.  


Social media isn't all bad for teens. In many ways, social media can be a great outlet for teens to stay connected with one another and share their feelings when they are having a hard day. Their online friends can also be a great support system to them when they are going through a tough time. Read this article to learn the facts about social media, and why it can be both a positive and a negative for a teen, depending on how it's used


Finding yourself agreeing to every sad teen love song playing on the radio? You have probably just broken up with somebody and the emptiness, sadness, and heartache are not fun feelings. This article will give you tips on how to get over a break up and move on.

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* From the Philadelphia Inquirer

As a student at Central High School, Andre Pak felt like it wasn’t possible to talk honestly about his feelings and emotions with his peers in a supportive environment. So during his senior year, he joined Creative Resilient Youth (CRY), a collective of 10 teens who use art to address the gaps in mental health dialogues at schools in the Philadelphia area. What resulted was a youth podcast that has discussed stigma surrounding antidepressants and antianxiety medications, as well as nonconfrontational approaches to start talking about mental health with parents.