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Homework Hotline
The Brownsville Public Library offers free Homework Help online.
7 free sessions per person each week.

Khan Academy
Make learning any subject easy and understandable.

College Preparedness

Free Application for Federal Student Aid - 800.433.3243
The office of the Federal Student Aid helps make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to students paying for college or career school.   Additional information:  ​

Plan Your Texas College Education​
Explore career and college information that will hep you plan your future.

YouthBuild - 956.548.2302
This comprehensive program is based on Education, Construction Training, Leadership Development, and Community Service. All YouthBuild students are part-time AmeriCorps members, which qualifies them for a college scholarship upon completion of the program. The major focus for their staff is to provide work opportunities in the participants' own community.

Guidance and Counseling

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley - 956.541.0220
They provide counseling to individuals, couples, and families in need of counseling. Their services are confidential and are conducted in a non-judgmental atmosphere of understanding and support.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Counseling and Training Clinic - 956.882.7792
​The clinic is providing free counseling services to all Rio Grande Valley residents. 

Help Hotlines

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline - 1.800.422.4453
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

Crisis Text Line - Text HELLO to 741741
A free 24/7 text service for people in a wide range of crises. ​

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - 1.800.THE.LOST (1.800.843.5678) 
Helps find missing children and supports victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation.

National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1.800.799.SAFE (1.800.799.7233) & 1.800.787.3224 (TTY) 
Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline - 1.800.662.HELP (4357)
Provides information on alcohol and drug abuse, local treatment options, and counselor support.

National Runaway Safeline - 1.800.RUNAWAY or TEXT 66008
Share what you want to tell about your story and get help if you are considering or have ran away from home. Each team member has been trained to handle a crisis, provide support and listen to your story 24/7.

National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1.800.656.HOPE (1.800.656.4673)
Whether you're looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, RAINN support specialist are ready to help you. RAINN is operated by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
If you need to talk, please call immediately.

Texas Youth Hotline - 1.800.989.6884
Confidential over-the-phone support if you need guidance, have concerns or simply just need to talk to someone.

Victim Connect Chat - 1.855.4VICTIM (1.855.484.2846)
A referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately.


Gary Job Corps Center - 800.733.5627
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program that helps young people aged 16 through 24 to improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. Learn the skills needed to become more employable and independent to be placed in meaningful jobs and further your education.

United States Air Force Recruiting Office - 956.544.7298
The warriors of air, space and cyberspace. Learn a job, earn college credits and begin your career. Providing unparalleled career options, growth opportunities and challenges to set you up for success and bring out the greatest potential in each one of their Airmen. Over 200 career options available.​

United States Army Recruiting Office - 956.546.1471
The Army offers training in more than 150 different career paths. As an active duty Soldier, you will have access to all of them. Choose from jobs in art, science, intelligence, combat, aviation, engineering, law and more.

United States Coast Guard Recruiting Office - 956.546.2786
An elite force that values integrity and rewards excellence. The Coast Guard is a unique branch of the military responsible for saving lives, protecting the environment, and defending America's coastlines and waterways. ​

United States Marines Recruiting Office - 956.546.9700
The nation's first line of defense. From Ground Combat roles, AAV Crew, Aviation Combat, Pilots, Combat Support roles, Landing Support roles, to success and the life-long aspiration to overcome  any challenges.

United States National Guard Recruiting Office - 956.693.8510
You will learn skills that translate into civilian jobs and gain experience. You will rebuild the lives of friends and neighbors after a devastating disaster, or travel the globe to bring basic human needs to a third-world village. Careers range from STEM programs to Aviation, Ground Defense, Infantry, Intelligence, Mechanic and Maintenance, Medical, Military Police among others.

United States Navy Recruiting Office - 956.546.1888
Protect our country and deter threats around the globe. The Navy provides a challenging and rewarding future for those aspiring to pursue a bigger mission in life. A source of lifelong pride and an inspiration to all they serve.