Teen Resources

Guides & Resources

Book Lists for Teens – created by the Boston Public Library Teen Librarians

Foster Youth Resources

Homeless/Transitional Youth Resources

Music, Movies, & Games

Beyond High School

Mind and Body

Homework & Test Help

Test Prep Help

Free Test Prep Help:

   Fee-Based Test Prep Help:

  • Boston Tutoring Servicesopens a new window – A fee-based, private in-home tutoring company that offers one-on-one instruction for K-12 students throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Tutoring is conducted in your home or local library and is provided by an experienced staff of tutors and admissions coaches who are largely Massachusetts Certified Teachers with Master’s Degrees or higher.

Additional Resources for College Planning and After-School Programs

More sources for homework help and after school programs in Boston:

  • American Student Assistance –opens a new window At American Student Assistance® (ASA), our vision is for every student who wants a college degree to be able to get it in a financially responsible way. To help as many people as possible do this, we are committed to ensuring our services are accessible.    
    • Copley Square Boston Public Libraryopens a new window location – Open to students of all ages and income levels, our BPL Center offers guidance on college selection and financing, managing money, college guidebooks and resources, and career planning services.    
      • Drop ins or appointments can be made by calling 617-536-0200 or visiting the ASA Center during business hours:
        Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
        Friday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Action for Boston Community and Development (ABCD)opens a new window – ABCD helps youth prepare for college and work through its signature SummerWorksopens a new window program, and during the school year, youth can also participate in Career Exploration opens a new windowprograms. ABCD neighborhood sites also offer an array of programs for youth from further job training and placement programs, to before and after school programs, workshops, youth boards, and other enrichment programs.
  • BOSTONavigator – Search thousands of programs that run before and after school, on weekends, and during the summer to find the program that is right for you.
  • Boston Youth Zone – Find activities, opportunities, and other fun stuff for kids and teens, plus important information and resources for parents.
  • YMCAopens a new window –  YMCA After School programs are held during after school hours, school vacations, on certain holidays and teacher professional development days. Many sites also offer before school programs. All of our programs focus on character development and reinforce the four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. In addition, the curriculum promotes self-confidence, respect for one another, and community building skills.
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