Non-College Opportunities after high school
|American Field Service Intercultural Programs USA
AFS Intercultural Programs USA (international student exchange):
American Field Service is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.
AmeriCorps (national community service): Full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,350 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. Members who serve part-time receive a partial award. Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.
AmeriCorps Vista (national community service): Volunteers in Service to America provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based and other community organizations, and public agencies to create and expand programs that ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.
City Year (urban community service):
An "action tank" for national service, City Year seeks to demonstrate, improve and promote the concept of national service as a means for building a stronger democracy.
Cool Works: Jobs in Great Places
Cool Works: Jobs in Great Places (national job postings): Are you a teenager between the ages of fourteen and seventeen and looking for a fun summer job with adventure? Interested in meeting new people your age? Have a look at what these employers have to offer.
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International (building houses for people who need shelter): HFHI is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
InterExchange (international job placement): Working abroad is a fantastic way to discover a whole new culture -- and a lot about yourself. Explore our wide variety of work & volunteer programs and start your journey of a lifetime! Thousands of young Americans have traveled all over the world through our Working Abroad program.
Job Corps (national job training and placement): Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate, and find and keep a good job. For eligible youth who are at least 16 years of age, meet income guidelines and are a US citizen or legal resident, Job Corps will teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.
Peace Corps (international community service): Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and committing more than 1,000 new Volunteers as a part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.
Rotary International (international student exchange): Rotary International offers a broad range of humanitarian, intercultural, and educational programs and activities designed to improve the human condition and advance the organization's ultimate goal of world understanding and peace.
Youth For Understanding (YFU)
Youth For Understanding (YFU) (international student exchange): YFU is one of the world's oldest, largest, and most respected international exchange organizations. Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a non-profit educational organization which offers opportunities for young people around the world to spend a summer, semester or year with a host family in another culture.