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Download the official Iowa DOT handbook and use the practice tests to get ready for your exam.
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Online and printable tools and resources that help teens become more aware of what stress is, what causes it and how to manage it.
Youth Mental Health Project College Readiness and Resources Students - The Youth Mental Health Project (ymhproject.org)
Crisis & Support Lines
- Crisis Call Center Call 1-775-784-8090 (24/7), text ANSWER to 839863 or visit crisiscallcenter.org to provide a safe, non-judgmental source of support for individuals in any type of crisis.
- Crisis Text Line: Text “START” to 741741 in USA
- For LGBTQ Youth: TrevorLifeline at 866-488-7386, TrevorText -Text START to 678-678
- Love is Repect Call 1-866-331-9474 (24/7), text LOVEIS to 22522 or visit www.loveisrespect.org to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.
- National Eating Disorder Association: Call 1-800-931-2237
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: is a free, confidential 24/7 crisis line providing emotional support and crisis counseling to individuals experiencing suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Federal legislation was passed to transition the current number (1-800-273-8255) to the three-digit dialing code of 9-8-8 by July 16, 2022. Until that transition occurs, callers should continue using 1-800-273-8255.
- Teen Line (Teens Helping Teens) Call 1-800-852-8336 or 1-310-855-4673 (9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.), text TEEN to 839863 (9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.) or opens in a new windowvisit https://teenlineonline.org. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you. No problem is too small, too large, or too shocking for the Teen Line volunteers.
- Your Life Your Voice Call 1-800-448-3000 (24/7), text VOICE to 20121 (5:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.) or opens in a new windowvisit www.yourlifeyourvoice.org. Call, chat, text or email if you’re depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you’re faced with an overwhelming challenge.
Volunteering at the Algona Public Library is the perfect opportunity for you to gain real-world experience. By volunteering, you will gain experience in customer service, communication, organization, group collaboration, leadership, and many other skills!
- Provide excellent customer service
- Explain library programs and services to customers
- Assist staff with events and program preparation
- Shelve books, DVDs, and other library material
- Maintain a neat and orderly facility
- Come with a great attitude and be ready to serve our community!
- Arrive on time
- Complete assigned shift
- Coordinate with staff
- Contact staff if unable to work scheduled shift
You will need the following skills:
- Customer service skills
- Ability to arrange items in numerical and alphabetical order
- Ability to follow instructions and complete tasks according to priorities
- Attention to detail
- Physical ability to push, bend, stretch, reach, lift, and read
- Computer and other technology skills
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
The Teen Advisory Board meets once per month to discuss and provide advice about books, magazines, games, library programs, and teen concerns. Join the fun conversations, meet new people, and earn volunteer credits! Anyone in grades 6 – 12 (or the home-schooled equivalent) is welcome.
Watch for meeting announcements or contact the Library for more information.
College & Career
College Navigator College Navigator - National Center for Education Statistics
This interactive web site is designed to provide information on postsecondary education in the United States. The site allows users to see and compare profiles of nearly 7,000 colleges and universities. The NCES is part of the United States Department of Education.
Test Prep Review Test Prep Review (Free Practice Tests)
Free online practice tests and test preparation resources.
Career, job seeker, and unemployment services plus assessments, labor market information, and other tools.
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid
Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for
Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people. For 30 years, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way we use pop culture, music, art, and technology to engage young people in politics and build our collective power.