Please find a list of other helpful services/opportunities in the area for MHS students.

Crisis & Counseling Centers
Toll Free Crisis number: 1-888-568-1112
From a Cell Phone: 207-621-2552

Toll Free 1-800-273-8255(TALK)

Text Messaging Crisis Support
Text "Start" to 741-741
Free, 24/7, Confidential.

Sidney Food Pantry
3022 West River Road
Open:  2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month  9am-12pm & 4:30-6pm

Oakland United Baptist Church
Every Thursday 4-5:30pm
45-47 Church Street Oakland, ME 
FREE MEAL.. Take Out Available...

Dot's Closet 

We are open the 2nd & 3rd Thursday of each month from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
We are located at the Methodist Church on School Street in Oakland.

We are looking for volunteers to help sort clothing.

Contact Us:

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Maine
Youth and Young Adult Council.   Join and have the opportunity to:  Advocate for mental health at a governmental level.  Support youth development.  Communicate youth needs with other generations.  Have a voice when it comes to mental health.  Interested?  More information:  email Heather:

Down East AIDS Network & the Health Equity Alliance.
Creating a world in which all people are valued and celebrated and heath disparities such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C are nonexistent.
207-990-3626 (phone)
207-990-2286 (fax)

Tuition Break New England: 
NEBHE's Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the RSP Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home-state.

Please click on this link for all of the programs that are covered by this cost-savings opportunity.

Rethinking College:
A film about College for students with Intellectual Disabilities.

College Essay Writing 101

Essay is not a four-letter word—though you may feel like using a few of your own when it comes time to write one. Most students would rather swim in a vat full of sharks while singing the national anthem (sharks + singing = Shmoop's worst nightmare) than sit down and write an application essay. And hey, we get it. It's easy to shrug off brainstorming, outlining, and agonizing over essay prompts for a Saturday afternoon snooze or four back-to-back episodes of The Walking Dead. But we also know that, sometimes, all you need to get started is a gentle little Shmoop. (Hint: It means to move things forward a bit.

These essays should be… fun. They're much more like narratives, journal entries, and free form writing than the highly structured, boring 5 paragraph essays you’ve probably been writing in school. In fact, some people say they’re even easier to write because they’re meant to be written in an everyday voice. It should all flow easily once you figure out what you want to write about. That, of course, is the hard part: deciding what stuff to write about.

But the nice thing about applying to colleges is that you’ll be able to recycle some of the essays you write for different schools, so you'll probably only have to write 3-4 essays at most. Sure, there’ll be slight changes here and there and maybe from year to year, but you’ll probably be able to use a couple of your essays multiple times. There are always going to be those schools with that weird prompt that doesn’t fit into any of these (check out UChicago), but even then, odds are you can adapt one of those four into one of the prompts. Most essays can be grouped into four general types:

Selective Service Registration 

Register NOW!!        Reasons to Register

  1. Registration is the Law — A man’s only duty right now under the Military Selective Service Act is to register at age 18 and then to let Selective Service know within 10 days of any changes in the information he provided on his registration form until he turns 26 years old.
  2. Fairness and Equity — By registering all eligible men, Selective Service ensures a fair and equitable draft, if ever required. However, there has not been a draft since 1973.
  3. Insurance for the Nation — By registering, a man’s voluntary participation helps provide a hedge against unforeseen threats. It is a relatively low-cost insurance policy for our nation.
  4. Civic Duty — It’s your responsibility to ensure that young men 18 through 25 understand the law so they can make an informed decision about registration compliance. Currently, more than 90 percent of eligible young men are registered. It’s a civic duty of every young man to comply with the law.
  5. Protect Eligibility for Future Benefits — It’s what a man’s got to do. By registering, a young man stays eligible for jobs, college loans and grants, job training, driver’s license in most states, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.

University of Delaware Financial Literacy Information We are focused on promoting financial literacy through free educational resources. Most of our resources focus on financial aid, student loans, college budgeting, etc. We even have a free college scholarship search available for students. 

We think our tools and videos could be helpful to your students. We have a ton of great resources like:

Student Loan Video Guide

Guide to College Budgeting

Guide to College Scholarships

Scholarship Search

Federal & Private Student Loan Calculator 

Expected Family Contribution Calculator

Student Loans Without a Cosigner

Variable Vs Fixed Interest Rates

NCAA Eligibility Center
The NCAA Eligibility Center is excited to offer the high school community a 20-minute fully interactive presentation for students and parents.  The presentation provides a wealth of information about the academic requirements to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics, as well as a walk-through of the registration and certification process.  This video, as well as the new  Initial-Eligibility Resource Index can be found on the  High School Portal Resources page.  View the presentation

NCAA Clearinghouse:
If you hope to be a Division 1 or Division 2 college athlete, you must register at the NCAA Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse provides a list of requirements that you must meet in order to be an eligible DI or DII athlete.  Please go to this website for an updated list of all requirements and NCAA resources.

Claim Your Future is a classroom game that was created for middle school students to encourage them to explore education after high school, future careers and money management. By playing the game, students will understand the strong connection between the choices they make today and their opportunities in the future. They will also learn that higher education generally leads to more career options and higher paying jobs. 
Through the site, students are able to choose a career and navigate through different spending choices. They will find descriptions of academic degrees, careers, key vocabulary and various spending options. Students can see a visual representation of how much money they've spent as they progress through the game.  

What you'll find on the site:
  • 125 unique careers, along with descriptions and key vocabulary
  • A printable budget worksheet 
  • Additional financial education resources
  • An Educator's Guide, which includes budget worksheets, a detailed lesson plan, homework activities and additional resources

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