It's Hip to Be Healthy
Growing up includes becoming more independent and taking responsibility for your health care. The two most important ways to stay healthy are learning about your health and seeing your doctor every year.
Since you are becoming more independent, there are a lot of new responsibilities you may have. Here are just a few reminders about your well visits:
- Keep your appointments
- Get recommended immunizations (shots)
- Take your medicine the way the doctor tells you
- Follow the advice they give you
- Ask questions
It’s Hip to Get Smart, too! Along with keeping yourself healthy, it is very important to do well in school. Check out these great web sites for help with school work, advice on preparing for college, and so much more!
- Mighty Writers –The Mighty Writers help kids learn how to write through afterschool programs and workshops at night/weekends. They also have SAT prep classes and college essay writing classes. This program is for ages to 7 to 17, at no cost. Learn more and sign up to be a Mighty Writer today!
- Khan Academy – Khan Academy has a library with over 2,700 videos on math, science, history, etc., all at no cost. Check out the Khan Academy web site to find out more!
- KnowHow2GO – KnowHow2GO is a web site that was created to help students, starting in middle school, prepare for college. Visit the KnowHow2GO web site to learn about what you can do to start preparing for your future today!
- PhillyGoes2College – PhillyGoes2College will help you get the resources you need to go to college. There is information on preparing, choosing a school, paying for college, and so much more. Please visit PhillyGoes2College to learn more about taking advantage of these great resources!
- Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) - The PHEAA web site has many resources to help you prepare for college, such as tips on how to plan and apply for financial aid. You can also find listings of college fairs and different grants available. Please visit the PHEAA web site to learn more.
- College Opportunity Resource for Education (CORE) – CORE offers up to $2000 to high-school students to pay for their first year of college. To be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must live and go to school in Philadelphia. Please visit the CORE web site to find out if you are eligible.
- Young Scholars Program – The University of Pennsylvania’s Young Scholars Program offers high school junior and seniors the opportunity to take some college classes and receive credit. To find out how to apply, please visit the Young Scholars Program web site.
- CollegeBoard – CollegeBoard is a one-stop shop for all of your college needs. There are many resources ranging from SAT prep to finding a career that fits you. Please visitCollegeboard.com to learn more!
You can learn about how to take care of your health in many different ways. The following Web sites have games, quizzes, tips, and articles made for teens and tweens just like you!