If you are interested in becoming a member of the I Help Educate community you must first apply for a Herb it Forward Scholarship. Only HIF winners are invited to launch a funding page on IHelpEducate.org. Information about the HIF scholarship available here.
Student Resource Section
- Video: videos that show the types of work people do in nearly 550 careers, organized by the 16 career clusters recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Various job roles included: https://www.careeronestop.org/Videos/CareerandClusterVideos/career-and-cluster-videos.aspx
- Website resource: GetMyFuture gives an overview of the different things a student can opt for including finding a career, finishing high school, getting work experience, writing a resume etc. https://www.careeronestop.org/getmyfuture/index.aspx
- In particular their job section has details on ideas for first jobs with job descriptions for various roles, required qualifications, expected salary etc. https://www.careeronestop.org/GetMyFuture/employment/ideas-for-first-jobs.aspx
- Website resource: By the US Department of Labor, industry wise job roles along with descriptions., what to expect, salaries etc: http://www.bls.gov/k12/
- Video : organizations called “First in the Family created 6 videos of students who are the first in their families to go to college. http://www.firstinthefamily.org/highschool/Videos.html. Covers the challenges they face, their experience, why college, how to deal with finances in this situation
- Website resource: I’m First- an online community celebrating first-generation students and supporting those who will be – http://www.imfirst.org/stories/
- Online interactive guide: developed by youthBuild for Post Secondary Education, helps students understand their options and why they should consider it with questions, videos – http://youthbuildmentoringalliance.org/whats-next-pse
- Video and website resource: how the average american spends his or her earnings: https://www.creditloan.com/blog/how-the-average-us-consumer-spends-their-paycheck/
- Website resource: Student aid (When, why, what, where, who, how?)- https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
Financial Literacy and more
- Clarifi – https://clarifi.org/education
- offers a range of proactive financial education programs that provide relevant and timely information. They develop and deliver curricula to groups of all sizes and interest; including community groups, non-profits, employers, schools, colleges and universities, financial institutions and government offices.
- One Less Foundation- http://www.theonelessfoundation.org/aboutus.html
- provides financial education, personal mentoring to individuals and families and education support programs to schools
- Financial Literacy and Capability: Learn about personal & family budgeting, savings, responsible use of credit and debt accumulation and elimination
- RISE Program: Youth (13 yrs.+) learn about applying to college, financial aid and career options.
- Life Coaching: Adults (18 yrs. +) learn about goal setting & personal development, to gain better educational and employment opportunities.
- In School Services: Financial Literacy and College Readiness classes provided to students in the classroom.
- Philly Goes 2 College- http://phillygoes2college.org/about-us
- We connect you to the resources and programs that will help you take your education to the next level. From help with scholarships and financial aid, preparing for the SATs and filling out forms like the FAFSA, to finding and applying to the right school or college, we can be your guide. Our services are citywide and always free
- 12 Plus – http://www.12plus.org/
- 12+ partners with underserved high schools in the School District of Philadelphia to provide college counseling and individualized support to students. Within partner schools
- 12+ operates PLUS Centers to provide college prep to the entire student body. 12+ helps students register and prepare for the SAT, craft and edit college essays, receive mentorship from local universities, and navigate financial aid, college applications, and graduation requirements.
- Philadelphia Youth Network /Work Ready – https://www.pyninc.org/ / http://workready.org/
- The Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board Youth Council designed a multifaceted program called WorkReady Philadelphia to help area youth, ages 14 to 21, gain direct exposure to the world of work and develop the skills needed to thrive in the workplace. They enlisted the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN), an intermediary organization that works with several constituencies in the Philadelphia market, to administer the program on their behalf
Applications for the Herb it Forward Scholarship are now open!
Full scholarship details and scholarship application available here. Please note the scholarship website will open in a new window.