Updated by TMoM Team Member Suzy Fielders 

If you have a rising high schooler, or one who is already on a high school journey, this list of resources is for you! As you know, it’s never too early to start planning for life during and after high school. Whether after high school means college, military, travel abroad, or the start of a career, the considerations, choices and information are often overwhelming and downright daunting.

We identified what we thought were the key categories for success during the high school years. Please email us if you have suggestions for additions. You can always find this list archived on our Directories page HERE. You can click on the name of any listing to visit the corresponding website. 

Click on each to go immediately to the following categories:

College Bound Resources
Driving Schools
Driving Apps
Armed Resources Recruitment
Job Skills/ Leadership Development
Foreign Exchange / Au Pair Programs
Financial Planning Resources
Social Media Safety
Job Opportunities
Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Volunteering / Community Service Hours
Support Groups

Triad Wide and Online Resources

*Your high school counselor, it’s what they are there for!
CapEx Admissions Counseling
College in 3-2-1 (based in Clemmons but serves the entire Triad)
College Bound (private thread on Facebook but anyone can join)
College Confidential web site
College Confidential (public thread on Facebook)
College Foundation of NC
College Guide for LGBTQ Students
College Wise
NC Community Colleges- Career and College Promise
Paying for College 101 (public thread on Facebook)
Road2College (public thread on Facebook)
The Princeton Review


Alicia Brown Counseling and College Planning
Academic Success Class GTCC
Five Forces College Consulting, LLC
Greensboro Public Library Testing and Education Reference Web Page
Upward Bound/ Summer Scholars (NC A&T State University)
Camy Sorge: camysorge@gmail.com


Admission Ready Consulting with Mrs. Giljames
AMR College Consulting
Beason College Admission Coaching
College in 3-2-1 (college admissions counseling and test prep)
Crosby Scholars
Forsyth Tech Career & College Promise
Twin City Life Counseling
Upward Bound/ Summer Scholars (Winston Salem State)

*Be prepared for delays in scheduling as all driving schools are backed up (and many are booked) through 2021 or later due to Covid

Available to all Triad residents

Guard Your Life Challenge (must already have your restricted license) 
NC Driving School via the state (Triad wide)
Put on the Brakes (must already have a learner’s permit or driver’s license)
Teen Driving Solutions (must already have a learner’s permit and at least 10-15 hours of driving)

Greensboro/Burlington Areas

George Driving School, LLC
Guilford Driving School Inc.
Smart Driving School
Stick Shift Driving Academy

Winston Salem

Carolina Driving School
Forsyth Driving School
Greenbriar Driving Academy
Wiles Driving 

*For driving tips from a local mom, click here!

AT&T DriveMode
Drivesafe.ly Pro
Life360 app
Safe Driver
TrueMotion Family Safe Driving

*There are several private tutors around the Triad who offer SAT and ACT tutoring. Please visit our directory of Triad-Area Tutoring Resources HERE.

Online Resources

College Foundation of NC
Kaplan Testing Online
Khan Academy
PrepNow Tutoring
SAT Essay Guide (from Bid4Papers.com)
The Princeton Review

Greensboro & Burlington Areas

Huntington Learning Center
Next Step College Admissions & Career Consulting
Sylvan Learning Center 


CapEd Educational Group
College in 3-2-1 (based in Clemmons but serves the entire Triad)
Ebert Educational Services
Sylvan Learning Center

High Point & Kernersville

Brain Balance
Sylvan Learning Center 

Greensboro/ Burlington

Air Force Recruiting
Greensboro Address: 2917 Battleground Avenue E, Greensboro, NC 27408
Greensboro Phone: 336-282-1293
Burlington Address: 2360 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215
Burlington Phone: 336-212-1367

Army National Guard Recruiting
Greensboro Address: 4606, 110 Franklin Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27401
Greensboro Phone: 336-596-4972
Burlington Address: 1935 N Church St, Burlington, NC 27217

US Coast Guard Recruiting
Address:4411 W Gate City Blvd #103, Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone: 336-294-6975

Winston Salem

Armed Forces Career Center
Address: Located in Hanes Mall, 3320 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone Numbers: Army- 336-659-1393; Navy- 336-768-1044; Marine-336-765-9400; Air Force- 336-760-454

High Point

Army Recruiting Station
2620 N. Main St., #105, High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 887-4555

Triad Wide/Online Resources

Ameri Corps
Global Health Corps
Job Corps


Guilford County Teenage Republicans
YMCA Achievers-Greensboro
YMCA Leaders Club-Greensboro
Young Democrats of NC- Alamance County
Young Life Alamance County
Young Life Greensboro
Young Republicans of Alamance County

Winston Salem

Forsyth County Republican Party
Leadership Summer Camps at Camp Hanes
YMCA Black/Latino Achievers
YAMM-Youth Achieving Moral Maturity
YMCA Youth and Government
YMCA Youth Leaders Club
Young Democrats
Young Life – Greater Forsyth County

High Point

YMCA Achievers-High Point
YMCA Youth and Government

Organization: NC Works Next Gen

Addresses: 607 Idol Street, High Point NC 27262
2301 West Meadowview Road, Greensboro NC 27407
Phone: (336) 882-4141 (High Point) & 336-297-9444 (Greensboro)
Description: NCWorks NextGen, powered by Guilford Works, exists to help remove many of the barriers some of our youth experience and start them on the path to career success. Whether you have little/no work experience, are justice involved, a parent, dropout, or are looking for a new career opportunity, our team can provide the tools, training and support you need. We can assist with paid internships, on-the-job training, and WIOA approved training. The goal of our program is to assist young adults with overcoming barriers by way of earning certifications, gaining valuable career readiness training, and substantial work experiences. All services are at no cost to the participant, as this is a WIOA program, so contact us today!
Ready to Get Started: Complete this online interest form: form.jotform.com/220053784276154

Triad Wide/Online Resources

Au Pair in America
Au Pair- Smaller Earth
Au PairWorld
Borderless Friends Forever
EF Student Exchange programs
Fulbright Program
Intercultural Programs USA
International Student Exchange
Volunteering Solutions (travel abroad)

College Financial Aid Advisors (public thread on Facebook)
College Financial Aid and Scholarship Information (CFNC.org)
Crosby Scholars
FDIC Money Smart for Young People (online class)
Financial Pathways of the Piedmont 
Road2College (public thread on Facebook)

*Most high school web sites will list local scholarships (things like community foundations, local churches and institutions, and school sponsored scholarships) and these are often the most accessible.
*Also consider looking to your employer for scholarships for children of employees or tuition reimbursement programs.

Social Savvy Workshops – teaching parents what their kids are doing online. Below are specific sites recommend for parents:

Mama Bear
Net Nanny

*From private tutors to professional tutoring business, TMoM has a comprehensive Tutoring Directory HERE.

*We surveyed local teens in the Triad, and the following businesses were listed as favorites. Minimum age requirements are in parenthesis next to each business, however check with each individual place as they may vary from location to location. Some allow workers as young as 14, and all accept those 16+.

~ Jimmy John’s (must be 16 to work in store; age 18 for drivers)
~ Rockin’ Jump (16+) *for both Winston-Salem and Greensboro locations
~ Panera Bread (16+)
~ Best Buy (16+)
~ Target (16+)
~ Chuck E Cheese (16+)
~ Lowes Foods (16+)
~ Harris Teeter (16+)
~ J.Crew (16+)
~ GAP (16+)
~ Starbucks (16+)
~ Lifeguard (Age minimum is 15 or 16 depending on location)
~ Chick-Fil-A (15+)
~ Subway (15+)
~ Publix (15+)
~ McDonald’s (starting age 14 for some locations)
~ AMC Cinema (14+)
~ Baskin Robbins (14+)
~ Ben & Jerry’s (14+)
~ Dairy Queen (14+)
~ Publix (14+)
~ Childcare / Camp Counselor (age minimum depends on location)

* Starting a business not only looks great for colleges and future employers, but it can be incredibly rewarding (and sometimes lucrative). Here are some popular entrepreneurial ideas for teens:

~ Babysitting – Click this link for info on Red Cross certification classes
~ Lawn Care
~ Dog Walker
~ Pet Sitter
~ Wash Cars
~ Yard Sale/ Consignment
~ Mother’s Helper
~ Errand runner

*Most teens need to fulfill community service hours for high school, and many colleges look favorably upon philanthropic participating. To get started,  visit TMoM’s comprehensive Volunteering Directory HERE.

*Anxiety and depression can be common among teens in their high school years, as well as other concerns. For a great list of local psychologists and therapist, visit TMoM’s Counselor Directory HERE.

*We all know being a teen is not easy, but thankfully the Triad is full of support groups and resources for so many different situations. TMoM compiled a comprehensive list of local support groups that focus on areas of most concern for parents. This list also includes support groups for teens facing pregnancy, addiction, eating disorders, as well as support for LGBT teenagers. To view this list, click HERE.

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**Triad Moms on Main does not endorse the following businesses, nor take responsibility for your involvement with the companies listed above.