By Guest Blogger Amy Hughes

If you have a rising high schooler, or one that is already on a high school journey, this list is for you! As you know, it’s never too early to start planning for life during and after high school – whether that means college, military, travel abroad, or the start of a career – the considerations, choices and information can be overwhelming and downright daunting. It’s our hope that this new TMoM directory will become a growing resource that you can turn to often.

We identified what we thought were the key categories for success during the high school years. As a new directory, TMoM welcomes any suggestions or additional resources that can be added to this list. Please email Katie@TriadMomsOnMain.com with your suggestions and additions. You can always find this list archived on our Directories page HERE. Click on the name of any listing to visit the corresponding website. 

Click on each to go immediately to the following categories:

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

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.
Triad Driver’s Improvement Clinic (defensive driving courses only)

Winston Salem
Carolina Driving School
Forsyth Driving School 
Greenbriar Driving Academy
NC Driving School via the state (Triad wide)
Wiles Driving

High Point & Kernersville
Driving Miss Daisy (Jamestown)
Stick Shift Driving Academy (Colfax)

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

AT&T DriveMode
Drivesafe.ly Pro
DriveSmart
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
Tutor.com

Greensboro & Burlington Areas
Aspire Test Prep
Greensboro College
Huntington Learning Center
Sylvan Learning Center 

Winston-Salem
A Step Ahead Academic Center
CapEd Educational Group
Ebert Educational Services
Forsyth Tech Summer Enrichment
ILLUMII
Sloan Academics
Sylvan Learning Center

High Point & Kernersville
Brain Balance
Sylvan Learning Center 

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 Wise
IvyWise
NC Community Colleges- Career and College Promise
Paying for College 101 (public thread on Facebook)
Road2College (public thread on Facebook)
The Princeton Review
Transizion

Greensboro
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

Winston-Salem
Admission Ready Consulting with Mrs. Giljames
Beason College Admission Coaching
Crosby Scholars
Forsyth Tech Career & College Promise
ILLUMII
Lu Anne Wood Counseling
Twin City Life Counseling
Upward Bound/ Summer Scholars (Winston Salem State)

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
Peace Corps

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

High Point
YMCA Achievers-High Point
YMCA Youth and Government
Young Life High Point

Triad Wide/Online Resources
Au Pair in America
Au Pair- Smaller Earth
Au PairWorld
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
Fastweb.com
FDIC Money Smart for Young People (online class)
Financial Pathways of the Piedmont 
Road2College (public thread on Facebook)
Studentscholarships.com
Summit Credit Union Seminars

*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:

Bark
Circle
Mama Bear
Net Nanny
WebWatcher

*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+.

~ Chick-Fil-A (15+)
~ Subway (15+)
~ Publix (15+)
~ Panera Bread (16+)
~ AMC Cinema (16+)
~ Lowes Foods (16+)
~ Harris Teeter (16+)
~ J.Crew (16+)
~ GAP (16+)
~ Starbucks (16+)
~ Lifeguard (Age minimum is 15 or 16 depending on location)
~ Childcare / Camp Counselor (age minimum depends on location)
~ Best Buy (16+)
~ Target (16+)
~ Chuck E Cheese (16+)
~ McDonald’s (starting age 14 for some locations)

Additionally, these businesses also hire teenagers:

~ Baskin Robbins (14+)
~ Ben & Jerry’s (14+)
~ Dairy Queen (14+)
~ Boston Market (15+)
~ Publix (14+)
~ AMC Theatres (14+)
~ Rockin’ Jump (16+)

* 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 you started, we highlight below a few organizations dedicated specifically for teens.

Greensboro Parks and Rec Teen Volunteer Program
Hearten
High Point Teen Volunteer Program

*For more volunteering opportunities, 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.