Dickinson Public Library announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.
This partnership allows the Dickinson Public Library to harness the power of Driving-Tests.org’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers. The new program will work as an outreach to several valued groups of patrons, including teens, those with disabilities, and seniors who need to take a renewal exam, as well as patrons at every other stage of life.
Driving-Tests.org is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., an eight-year-old company with a proven track record of revolutionizing online resources for learner drivers. Driving-Tests.org is part of a plan to improve global driver safety by providing free practice tests written by experts to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official study guides. To help achieve this goal, the company has also created driving practice sites for the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and India.
Description: WRTV gained unprecedented access to a top-ranked, private university to give viewers a rare look behind the closed doors of the college admissions process. For eight months, Butler University allowed our cameras to record all parts of the admissions process, and five families welcomed us into their homes as high school seniors made the biggest decisions of their young lives.
What we witnessed reveals both the tension and the compassion that permeate this multi-million dollar college admission business. This unique project also provides high school students, their parents and their advisors an unusual look at how college admissions counselors really decide who receives the large envelope of acceptance and who receives the thin envelope of rejection.
"The Envelope" focuses on Butler as a microcosm of the struggles and efforts of college admissions across the country. WRTV believes in the power of explanatory journalism, and this special report shines a light on a usually hidden part of the community, breaks down common myths and provides a look inside the reality of the ivory towers. Butler University and the families wanted to be part of this effort to demystify the process. We walked viewers through the college admissions process, one step at a time, so they could avoid the mistakes so many others have made.
In a unique endeavor for a local television station, WRTV devoted months to documenting every aspect of the process. Ultimately, we condensed more than 100 hours of video and interviews with more than 20 people into the half-hour special.
In a unique endeavor for a local television station, "The Envelope" aired as a half-hour documentary on WRTV.
Job and Volunteer
Hire Student is an online resume builder and job search engine for high school and college students. This website is free and designed for young adults from 14-24 years old.
Teen Jobs is an app where teens can search for jobs within a certain community. Teens can also create/post resume directly from the app! This is a free app that you can download from your smart phone. Follow the link to the website and download the app.
Texas Internship Challenge
The Texas Internship Challenge encourages students to participate in the thousands of internships around the state to gain the marketable skills employers are looking for. Internships help you explore career opportunities, network with employers, and earn a salary or school credit.
Teen Job Fair In April the library hosts a teen job fair that aims to help local teens look for summer jobs or long term jobs in the community.
School and College
High School Seniors looking to apply for college should take a look at FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Contact your high school counselor for more information about the services.
Students who are applying to college in Texas will need to complete the Apply Texas application.
A great resource for students seeking scholarship opportunities to further their education.
A great resources for students seeking scholarship opportunity to further their education.
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Senior Year College Planning
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Scholarship Guide - A comprehensive resources that provides in-depth analysis of all available tools that can show teen and students how to find scholarships that best fit their education needs.
Magazine, blogs, book series and website written entirely by teens. An excellent resource for teen writers and artists.
Tuck Advancing Better Sleep
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Teen Health TeensHealth has doctor-reviewed info to help you be your best in body and mind. Get facts and advice on nutrition, moods, sex, infections, body image, and more.
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StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
This website has a wealth of resource guides for teens who drive or are just learning to drive. Guides include understanding distracted driving, texting and driving and more. Check out the link above to learn more.
Teen Against Bullying
Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.
The Trevor Project
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What is doxxing (with examples) and how do you avoid it
Doxxing (also written as “doxing”) is an online threat to your privacy. Although this fad has been around in the hacker community since the 1990s, it has become a major threat to anyone who uses the internet. Read More by clicking on the link above.
The Recovery Village
Drug abuse can inflict severe, sometimes permanent damage on your teen’s mind, body and future. Though drug use may begin casually, your teen may not realize that they risk addiction. Here are some Teen Drug Abuse Statistics to look look into.