Community Resources


TSIC: Take Stock in Children is a comprehensive program that helps low-income children succeed by providing college and vocational scholarships, volunteer mentors, student advocates/case managers, tutoring, early intervention and long-term support, high standards, parental involvement, and community support.

AVID: an in-school academic support program for grades seven through twelve. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for college eligibility and success.


CareerOneStop: From exploration and self-assessment, to educational options and information, to occupational information, to salary and economic trend data, CareerOneStop is a comprehensive website with resources and tools for any stage of the career development process. 

16Personalities: This site provides a “personality” (or preference) assessment that returns a 4-letter code similar to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Users will answer questions and be provided with detailed free information about their type with the option to explore all 16 types. 


YMCA: The Golden Triangle YMCA in Tavares, FL serves thousands of local residents from infants to seniors. As a leading nonprofit, they work side-by-side with their neighbors to make sure that everyone has a place to learn, grow, and thrive. Facilities include an outdoor pool, therapy pool, weight room, gymnasium, and more. 

Be Free Lake: An organization whose mission is to maximize resources and provide opportunities for health and wellness in order for children and families to be self-sufficient, productive contributors in Lake County and society. Offerings include: several prevention programs, mental health first aid, and more.

Tests and Test Prep

ACT: The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. ACT is a mission-driven, non profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success.

SAT: The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. The test measures the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels, so it’s easier for students, parents, and educators to monitor student progress.

Khan Academy: offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

ACT Test Prep: delivered by the experts, designed to fit your study preferences and financial needs.

Financing College

FAFSA: The Federal Student Aid office provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.

FSA ID: gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.