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Image description: Starting school but have questions about student aid? Tweet your questions with the hashtag #AskFAFSA to get an answer.

Image description: Starting school but have questions about student aid? Tweet your questions with the hashtag #AskFAFSA to get an answer.

Image description: Heads up, teachers! This fun poster shows students what it takes to become president. Get one for your classroom.

Image description: Heads up, teachers! This fun poster shows students what it takes to become president. Get one for your classroom.

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From Stopbullying.gov:

The You Have The Power! Bullying Prevention Peer Education Project (YHTP!) is a 10-week after-school program where trained high school age youth mentors, with adult supervision, teach elementary and middle school students about the characteristics, risks, and consequences of bullying, and bullying prevention.
Often when people hear the phrase “peer pressure” they think of how young people can influence each other in negative ways. However, peer pressure can also apply to how youth can be positive and supportive role models to others. As a high school student, Colleen O’Neill had an interest in promoting bullying prevention in schools. Her friends, including Mike Sousane encouraged her to become involved with the You Have the Power! Bullying Prevention Peer Education Project (YHTP!) at Sherwood High School in Maryland.
“I’ve always been someone that wants to help the community and the people around me. Some of my friends volunteered for You Have the Power!. From what I heard about it from them, it sounded like a great way to get involved, help the community and have fun. I also love working with kids, so knowing that was part of the program helped me choose to join.” Read more.

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From Stopbullying.gov:

The You Have The Power! Bullying Prevention Peer Education Project (YHTP!) is a 10-week after-school program where trained high school age youth mentors, with adult supervision, teach elementary and middle school students about the characteristics, risks, and consequences of bullying, and bullying prevention.

Often when people hear the phrase “peer pressure” they think of how young people can influence each other in negative ways. However, peer pressure can also apply to how youth can be positive and supportive role models to others. As a high school student, Colleen O’Neill had an interest in promoting bullying prevention in schools. Her friends, including Mike Sousane encouraged her to become involved with the You Have the Power! Bullying Prevention Peer Education Project (YHTP!) at Sherwood High School in Maryland.

“I’ve always been someone that wants to help the community and the people around me. Some of my friends volunteered for You Have the Power!. From what I heard about it from them, it sounded like a great way to get involved, help the community and have fun. I also love working with kids, so knowing that was part of the program helped me choose to join.” Read more.

This is a great video to share with your kids! How they can help make their schools healthier: 

Tuition Help: Job Retraining and Vocational Education

To determine what help is available to pay for vocational or technical training, contact your school’s financial aid office. They provide information on loans, grants, scholarships, and application procedures.

You may also contact:

  • Your local employment office - This office provides information on available training programs, costs, and payment options.
  • Your state department of education - This department provides information on available state-sponsored programs and referrals to local sources of funding.
  • The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) - This office provides information on federally-funded vocational and adult education programs.

Employment for Veterans
If you are a veteran, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which offers many programs designed to help you.