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Previewing Links to Other Web Sites in The Hangout

Here you can preview Web sites prior to assigning them to youth. There are two sets of Web sites for youth to explore:

  1. Sites linked on youth pages: Select pages throughout The Youthhood link to related Web sites for youth to explore.
  2. Additional sites linked here only: We provide additional links for you to consider assigning youth here. Some are specific to individual circumstances and are only applicable to a certain group of youth.
Knowing Myself
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

"Type A Personality" Test

Personality Test (Personality Lab) Free online personality test

Figuring Out Who I Am

15 Things to Accomplish as a Teenager (Huffington Post) A list of achievements teenagers can make, big and small, for themselves and others.

Setting SMART Goals (Strengthening Our Society) How to set SMART goals.

Knowing My Accomplishments

Disability Social History Project

Disability History Museum

The Disability Rights Movement

Having a Disability

Who Me? Self-Esteem for People with Disabilities (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) Information about self-esteem and how disability can affect one's self-esteem.

Understanding Disability

You Can Speak Up (STIR) A guide to self-advocacy

Knowing Disability

Additional Sites to Consider

All Music Guide Look here for information on favorite artists, songs, and styles of music.

Comics.com: The Home of Comics on the Web More than 25 comic strips.

ChannelOne.com This resource can help youth find out about news, sports, music, entertainment, and more from young people around the globe. Youth can share their thoughts and ideas with other young people.

Cyberteens Youth can find fun and games, music, art, poetry, book reviews, news, and cool links on this site.

Favorite Poem Project The Favorite Poem Project collects people’s favorite poems and posts them here.

More Self-Esteem.com: Helping You Build Your Self Esteem and Confidence This site contains all kinds of information about self-esteem, how to improve it, links to courses in self-esteem, tips, and more.

New Moon Magazine for girls: smart feminist girl's magazines New Moon Magazine is a noncommercial magazine for girls and by girls, with stories, poems, artwork and opinions.

Poetry 180: A poem a day for American high schools (Library of Congress)

Poets.org from the Academy of American Poets Poets.org is one of the many programs sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. The Academy was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry.

Novels About Love and Friendship for Teens and Adults by Alex Sanchez A Web site with information about teen books with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender themes, teens coming out, and GLBT youth resources. From the author of Rainbow Boys, a novel that has received numerous awards.

Spank! Youth and Teen Culture Online Tons of forums for discussing everything under the sun, both frivolous but fun, and real issues. Plus teen news.

TeenReads.com A great place to find book reviews by other teens, author interviews, and information about new titles.

WWW Virtual Library – American Indians This site is constructed primarily to provide information resources to the Native American community and only secondarily to the general community. The information is organized to make it useful to the Native American community and the education community. Lots of great links and information.

World of Reading Book reviews by youth for youth. The site also includes books that youth can read on the Internet, plus links to other reading and writing sites.

Young Composers Youth can listen to music composed by other youth, submit their own compositions, or chat with other young musicians on this site.

Having Friends
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

8 Easy Ways To Make New Friends and Meet People (About.com) Tips for teens by teen on making friends.

Making Friends

Additional Sites to Consider

Boy Scouts of America The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America supports more than 300 local councils that provide quality youth programs, including Boy Scouting, which is open to young men aged 11-18, and Venturing, open to young men and women aged 14-20.

Girl Scouts of the USA Senior Girl Scouts is open to young women ages 14-17. Find out about the fun, friendships, trips, and learning opportunities available through Girl Scouts on this Web site.

About.com: Hobbies & Games Hobby information and links to other sites about hobbies.

Fun-Attic, Inc.: The Great Game List Find fun games and activities for every occasion on this site.

Passion-4-Hobbies: The Internet's Top 100 Hobby Sites Directory Check out this site for a list of many Web sites on hobbies young people might be interested in pursuing – from model trains to stained glass making.

SearchBeat: Hobby Internet Web Sites Search for Web sites about different hobbies.

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet Learn about biology and have fun too.

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) Promotes and facilitates opportunities for youth with disabilities to participate in international educational exchange programs and international development programs.

Outward Bound USA Outward Bound offers outdoor adventure, community building, and other activities for youth from all walks of life in settings around the U.S. and Canada.

Recreation.gov Search for recreation opportunities nationwide.

Teen-Summer-Camps.com: Directory of Summer Camps and Summer Programs for Teens This Web site provides a directory of summer camps and programs for youth throughout the United States and the world.

Transitions Abroad: Work Study Travel Living This Web site provides an informative guide to study abroad, international travel, work abroad, and volunteer abroad opportunities.

Wilderness Inquiry Wilderness Inquiry offers a wide variety of canoe, sea kayak, dogsled, raft, horse pack, and hiking trips throughout North America and the world. The unique thing about Wilderness Inquiry is that they make the outdoors accessible to everyone, including persons with disabilities.

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Being physically active is good for every body! This site has specific information about how indivdiuals with disabilities can be active and healthy. Web site also has a searchable database for program opportunities in your state.

Sports 'n Spokes Magazine An on-line sports magazine for wheelchair users.

Having Fun
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

Popular Teenage Angst Books (goodreads) Comprehensive list of popular teen angst books as well as search engine for books customized for you based on other books you enjoyed.

Poems by Teens for Teens (familyfriend poems) Website where teens can submit or read poems by/for teens.

Youth Outdoor Adventures (The Mountaineers) Explore opportunities for young people to find outdoor adventure and learn new skills with our youth, teen, and family programs.


An Enormous List of Hobbies (HubPages) Comprehensive list of all things hobbies!


Discovery Kids Activities

Having Fun

Make Art w/Your Mouse, Jackson Pollock Style! Who's Jackson Pollock you ask? A cool artist from the 1940's. Google him if you like once you play with this site. You can print your art too!

Learning to Have Fun

Find a YMCA Near You! Enter your zip code on this site and you'll find one!

Getting Help

Wilderness Inquiry (Wilderness Inquiry)

Sports 'n Spokes Magazine A preview of articles - you'll need to subscribe for the full issue.

Wheelchair Sports, USA

Special Olympics

American Association of Adapted Sports Programs

Having a Disability

Additional Sites to Consider

Fun Hobbies for Nerds and Nerdfighters

Surviving the Lunch Room
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

Teens Against Bullying (Pacer) Website for the prevention of bullying which offer information, videos, stories, program and resources to help youth by youth.

Surviving the Lunch Room

Stop Bullying Now!

Put a Stop to Bullying Behavior (TeenGrowth.com)

Should You Worry About School Violence? (TeensHealth)

Kids Against Bullying (PACER Center) Games, videos, contests, and more to help you better understand and prevent bullying.

Teasing and Bullying

Additional Sites to Consider

Addressing Discrimination (Advocates for Youth) A lesson plan for educators to use with youth to learn how discrimination feels and to identify strategies for combating it.

TeensHealth: Dealing With Bullying really good article on bullying and teasing.

Violence in schools links from Multnomah County Library Links to resources on violence in schools for high school youth. The Multnomah County Library Homework Center is an Internet subject directory consisting of Web resources that specifically concentrate on K-12, homework-related subjects. Web resources included on this site are reviewed by reference staff from Multnomah County Library.

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