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Life After High School

College & University Information    Career Aid    Military    Vocational Schools & Trades    Volunteer & Get Involved!

College & University Information

College Board Online:  Information on college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, and enrollment.

College Greenlight:  Search for scholarships and view individual college profiles.

CollegeZone:  A one-stop financial aid center and centralized source of information and guidance, powered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

U.S Department of Education: Information on choosing a career, college or technical school. Guide to undergraduate and graduate degrees, career education and online programs. 

FinAid: The Financial Aid Page.

Illinois Student Assistance Commissionassistance to students and families in navigating the college-going and financial aid process.

Learning Express Library: Interactive test guides for the ASVAB, GRE, SAT, U.S. Citizenship and more.

Career Aid

CoolWorks:  Great source to find some of the most interesting jobs on Earth!

Illinois workNet:  Train, connect and develop your skills with the advice and expertise from a network of workforce professionals. 


Today’s Military:  Information on each military branch of the United States.

Vocational Schools & Trades

Bureau of Labor Statistics:  Detailed information on each of the construction trades including training needs, employment projections and earnings potential. 

RWM Vocational Schools Database: Lists of private, postsecondary vocational schools across the United States and Canada.

Volunteer & Get Involved

AmeriCorps: National program with opportunities to reach out at the state and national level. 

Crystal Lake Public Library: CLPL is always looking for volunteers to help out.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources:  Information and volunteer index on opportunities within the IDNR network. 

McHenry County Conservation District:  Get involved both on and off the trails. 

United Way of McHenry County Volunteer Center: Volunteer opportunities within McHenry County. 

VolunteerMatch: Match your skills with an organization in need or search by zip code to find out who needs help in your community!