MIT OpenCourseWare // http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/for-students/
MIT posts syllabi, assignments, activities, notes, readings, videos + other materials on this website for the public to learn from. The link above directs to a space for high school students to find resources relevant to their own work. Explore the links at left for research leads in architecture, science, math, writing, psychology and more.
TED talks // http://www.ted.com/talks/tags
TED sponsors 20-minute talks by people who are considered experts in their fields. TED speakers talk about things ranging from architecture to submarines to creativity (TED stands for Technology, Education and Design), and it’s worth taking a look for inspiration.
Kickstarter // http://www.kickstarter.com/discover
Kickstarter invites people in need of funding to post creative project ideas on its website. Check it out for inspiration – and potentially for funding.
Media That Matters // http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/issue/youth/
If you’re interested in film, Media That Matters sponsors a film festival that celebrates short films that address social issues and advocate for change. The link above is for films related to young people, but if you click on it and scroll down, you’ll see “Browse Films by Issue” (including gay/lesbian, family & society, and criminal justice, among others.)