Resources

Seneca County DJFS is currently operating a Youth Employment Program for ages 14-24.  We are partnering with local businesses to hire eligible youth from our program in exchange for wage reimbursement.  The goal of this program is to help youth develop valuable job skills while earning real income.  Enrolled youth will be assigned a Career Adviser and be matched with a local employer where they will earn at least $8.10 per hour (many are currently paying more).  There are several eligibility requirements including SENECA county residency and household income below 200% FPL.
 
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More information regarding our Youth Employment Program, including an application, may be found on our website at:  www.senecadjfs.org Resource to get more info on financial aid is www.lendedu.com. The website promotes financial literacy through free educational resources. Most of the resources focus on financial aid, student loans, college budgeting, etc. They even have a free college scholarship search available for students.
 
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 The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations -  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
 
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Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the not-for-profit universities and colleges in Ohio that offer online college programs. Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions. Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS.  A few of the key features on the page:

- Unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability

- Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution's philosophy on online learning

- Direct links to the specific online departments, or e-campus, of each institution

Additionally, our site helps high school students research post-secondary options by providing content-rich resources including financial aid guidebooks, accredited college search tools, and free open online courses (MOOCs) from national universities such as MIT and UC Berkeley.

Our Ohio colleges guide can be accessed here at no-cost:

     http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/ohio/

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 Education Outreach Program for Military-Connected Youth
What they do:
• Provide educational resources and programs for military youth.
• Provide military youth with support to let them know that they are
not alone and connect them with others in like situations.
• Support military families both educationally and emotionally during
all times of separation.
Some available resources:
• www.tutor.com: 24 hour homework hotline
• www.soarathome.org: Standardized test prep, ACT/SAT
• www.March2Success.com: Test preparation course that helps
prepare for standardized tests.

*Please see your child’s guidance counselor for more information.
 
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Attention:  Students interested in college degree programs in -  Business, Finance, or Accounting
Please see the following link for valuable resources for researching college programs:
 
 
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Attention: Students interested in college degree programs in Mental Health/Substance Abuse
Please see the following link for valuable resources for researching college programs: