Five financial aid websites for high school students

When your child is ready for college it is overwhelming to start thinking about the financial coverage for their education. For most of us, it is a huge financial toll that can discourage families. On top of that, filling out a FAFSA worksheet can be confusing and overwhelming. With your determination to financially support your child’s college education it’ll help to know some tips, steps to take and where to look in order to secure money for school. Reichart, Go Financial Aid is a consulting company that offers free online services in educating students on the financial aid process. Services … Continue reading

How to choose schools for your child

Long before the first day of school — Sept. 4 for Boston Public School students — parents search for the right school for their child. Some opt for suburban schools, some enroll by lottery, some take exam screenings or other attend a designated neighborhood school. Many factors play into a decision: passing or failing a screening exam, lottery selection, location and money — just to name a few. “Based on my observation, children of affluent families tend to go to exam schools and suburban schools, and children of working-class families go to one of the Boston neighborhood schools,” said Richard … Continue reading

Teens mobilize for underage drinking awareness

Teens were part of an underage drinking awareness event run by the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force (ABSATF) in conjunction with Boston Asian Youth Essential Services. Continue reading

Cotton candy and ‘Atomic Fireball’ flavored electronic cigarettes are forging a new pathway to addiction, death and disease

E-cigarette use among middle school children has doubled in just one year. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced e-cigarette use also doubled among high school students in one year, and that 1 in 10 high school students have used an e-cigarette. Continue reading

Help teens cope with stress

Adolescence is a difficult time in a person’s life. Although some may claim that these are the ‘best days of one’s life’, it is also a time of immense pressure, what with all the changes going on in one’s body, environment, and life in addition to what the University of Minnesota’s Joyce Walker calls “negotiating a path between independence and reliance on others”. All of this adds up to one big word: stress. Continue reading