CFNC is one of North Carolina’s premier online resources dedicated to helping students plan, apply, and pay for college.

The College Board is a not-for-profit association connecting students to college success and opportunity. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, teaching and learning.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation’s 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life.

High School Ace is an academic homepage for high school students.  Along with its many study guides, tests, facts and puzzles, the site provides a college directory and guidance for succeeding in college.

SaySo – Strong Able Youth Speaking Out – is a statewide association of youth aged 14 to 24 who are or have been in the out-of-home care system in North Carolina. Their mission is to improve the substitute care system by educating the community, speaking out about needed changes, and providing support to youth who are or have been in substitute care.


General Resources on Child Welfare and Foster Care

Foster Care Support

Child Welfare League of America
Foster Care Alumni of America 
Foster Care Central
Foster Club
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities
National Foster Parent Association


Scholarships and Grants

Foster Care To Success
Horatio Alger Association
National Foster Parent Association
International Foster Care Organization



Annie E. Casey Foundation – Kids Count
Casey Family Programs
Child Welfare League of Americas
Children’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Children’s Defense Fund
National Foster Care Coalition
National Network for Youth
National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS)
Spark Action – Connect for Kids
US Department of Health and Human Services:  Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
VOICES for America’s Children