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You can get a jump on your future by exploring your interests, finding out what careers they point to, and making a plan to get the education and training you need to pursue your chosen field.


Find out how to combine your education and career in exciting, interesting and even profitable ways.

You can make your studies come alive by working on projects where you serve the community and learn at the same time.

Create a product or service your community really needs, and launch a business to deliver it.

Working Teens
Get experience and skills in careers you want to explore while still in school.

ACRN has resources that will help you explore career options, and plan your education to reach your desired career goals.

This Month's Top Five:
First in the Family: Advice About College from First-Generation Students (2005)
Hard Work Pays (2004)
Job Searching in the 21st Century (2001)
Math, Science, and Technology: Essential Skills for Career Success in the 21st Century (2004)
The Youthhood (2005)
Explore additional resources in our Resource Library , which has a section especially for students.
  • Career Voyages
  • College Toolkit
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
  • Next Step Magazine
  • Teen Workers (OSHA)