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A Conversation with Teens, Parents, Teachers and Caregivers – Rape or Regret?

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 6 PM, there will be a free showing of the video “Rape or Regret? A Jury’s Dilemma” at the Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. This viewing, facilitated by staff from Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services, is part of the 2014 “Humanitarian Games” program developed by Youth2, which launched on April 1st. During the Games, participating area youth will travel from non-profit to non-profit completing community service requirements.
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New High School Equivalency Test Information Available Online

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments

New York State has a new High School Equivalency Exam called TASC — Test Assessing Secondary Completion. The GED (R) is no longer administered in New York State.

Test information and a brochure in both English and Spanish are available online.  The brochure explains the test and the five subject areas it covers, and where to get more information.

For additional information about TASC, click here.

The TASC webpage and brochure are produced by the New York State Education Department’s Adult Career and Continuing Education Services Office (ACCES).

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Celebrate Screen Free Week, May 5-11

April 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

for-web_smallerScreen-Free Week (SFW) is an annual, international celebration when child care, schools, families and community groups pledge to spend seven days without entertainment on a screen (TV, Handhelds, Computers)  This is an opportunity to rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen; an opportunity for libraries to fill the gap during these 7 days.

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Job and Career Resources for Young Adults

April 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

Workforce3One, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration knowledge sharing tool, recently shared the following resources to assist teens in discovering career paths and reaching their career goals.

Learn How To Become – Covers creative, educational, financial & business, medical, public service, technology, trade and more career fields with job titles and requirements. Guide describes the educational and professional steps needed to enter the field, including course work in high school, a college degree, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and professional exams and certifications.

Career Onestop – “What’s My Next Move?”– A seven step guide to print or use online which helps high-school students manage their career and employment path. Produced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

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