During this transitional time, please view these local and online resources below to see what is available to you and your families.

**This list will be updated as more resources become available.**


Alabama residents from kindergarten students through college, plus adult learners. Get FREE help in math, science, English, social studies or writing from a live tutor. Homework help is available from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily through May 31. No appointments needed. For more information, please visit:

Dothan Public Library

Age of Learning

Khan Academy


Alabama State Department of Education





Comcast is offering two months of free service to TRIO (Talent Search) participants within their service area. Any TRIO student or client who is not currently a Comcast customer is eligible for this offer.

Internet Essentials is designed to be a wrap-around solution to directly confront every barrier to digital adoption by offering affordable Internet, subsidized computers, and free digital literacy training to eligible low-income families.

Interested households are asked to apply online at Please use the promo code TRIO2020. (Note that this offer is exclusively for TRIO participants.) The first two months of this service will be free. Afterwards, the monthly rate will be $9.95. However, participants may cancel this service at any time. Questions about signing up or using the service may be sent to Be sure to identify your TRIO program in such communications.


If anyone needs anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! If we don’t have a solution, our staff will do our best to help with what we can. Below are the following ways to reach us during this time:




If you are a high school student that would like to join our private Talent Search Group on Facebook, please reach to Ashley Whaley or Dava Snell Foster on Facebook to get an invite or message us through our chat box located on


Alabama Department of Public Health

Southeast Health

Dothan Family Guidance Center

Wiregrass Hope

Spectracare of Dothan

Mental Health Hotline Get the care you need 24/7 by calling 800-951-HELP(4357)

You can also call SAMHSA's National Helpline for this information at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD)


Dothan City Schools Child Nutrition Program (CNP) will provide lunch and snack meals during the COVID-19 school closures. Meals will be served via a curb-side method at six locations throughout the district beginning Wednesday, March 18. Meals pick up will take place between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Please continue to check Dothan City Schools Urgent Update Center at for further information and resources as it develops.

Alabama SNAP Program


Take advantage of our digital learning and workforce resources to assist students, teachers, and schools impacted by COVID-19.

Resources for K-12 Educators

ACT Academy

A free, student-driven resource for personalized test practice for the ACT® test, PreACT®, ACT® Tessera®, and ACT® Aspire®. ACT® Academy™ also offers a feature for teachers to understand their students’ mastery of math, ELA, and science concepts. (Also available in Spanish.)


Free classroom subscription providing access to more than 360,000 curated, vetted, and maintained standards-aligned resources from the best open educational resource (OER) providers.

SEL Home Connections

Provides structure for teachers or parents to introduce social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts to students while they are working at home.

HERA Science (Beta Version)

An adaptive learning system aimed to develop critical thinking skills through gamified, engaging digital activities, scientific phenomena, interactive simulations, real-time feedback, and scaffolding tools to support effective and meaningful learning.

Webinar: Social Emotional Learning and Equity—Follow the Data

Hear the most recent findings of ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning and how SEL can be leveraged to promote equity.

More K-12 Educator Resources

Resources for Students and Parents

FREE Kaplan Live ACT Test Prep

ACT Bootcamp—Join expert instructors as students learn how to tackle some of the most common question types on the ACT.

  • Wednesday, April 29 | 7 – 8:30 p.m. ET | Register

Studying for the ACT: How to Stay Motivated—Click the livestream at these times:

  • Wednesday, April 1 | 7 – 8:30 p.m. ET | Livestream

  • Saturday, April 4 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET | Livestream

ACT Prep Class—Help students succeed on the ACT Reading test.

  • Saturday, April 18 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET | Register

ACT Academy

Free, personalized online learning tool and test practices featuring video lessons, interactive questions, full-length practice tests, educational games, and other materials targeted to students’ academic needs.

American College Application Campaign’s College Research Worksheet

Downloadable guide to help students understand match, fit, and cost when researching colleges and identifying to which colleges they want to apply.

ACT Voice-Based Assistant (Beta Version)

Amazon Alexa skill providing an ACT assistant that guides users through the ACT registration process, including finding test dates and locations. Users can set up the skill for test-taking tips and set reminders for test dates and registration deadlines.

More Student and Parent Resources

A Note to You Nearly one week ago, we made the difficult yet necessary decision to postpone the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Within just a few hours, many cities across the country would take the same measures required to flatten the curve with the mass canceling of events, school closures, and social distancing. Thank you for your graciousness with our decision to postpone, and thank you for the kind messages we have received over the past week. Our goal, with the help of our sponsors and exhibitors, is to continue this program and we are actively seeking new dates. With many schools closed and kids learning from home, we want to assist parents and teachers working hard to educate students across the country with our FREE video library featuring engaging presentations from some of the most innovative minds in STEM.  We will be providing weekly themed videos, but you may access the full video library of X-STEM speakers here and Expo performers here. In today's video line up below, learn how Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the leading experts in the COVID-19 pandemic got his start in medicine, be inspired by NASA Astronaut Dr. Jessica Meir's journey to space and have a blast with Kate the Chemist! Video Library

Spotlight on Our Founder, Larry Bock Our founder, Larry Bock, was featured yesterday in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Read how Bock's vision for a science and engineering festival shaped the future. "He was known as a 'keystone species' — which in the innovation context is 'someone who connects people who would benefit from working together, but who would not work together under normal circumstances because of trust, distance or cultural barriers.' The man spanned scientific continents. By the way, he was legally blind at the age of 29. He knew no barriers." Read Article

Always Expect the Unexpected with Dr. Anthony Fauci There's no doubt we are currently experiencing the unexpected across the globe. In this video, learn how Dr. Anthony Fauci came to be one of the most prolific infectious disease experts in the world.

Journey to Space with Dr. Jessica Meir NASA Astronaut Dr. Jessica Meir is currently orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station (track where she is here). In this video, X-STEM and Expo Speaker, Dr. Meir, shares her unique path to become a NASA astronaut, which includes researching emperor penguins in Antarctica.

Explosive Science with Kate the Chemist! Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a chemist who loves to ignite things, including opportunities for young women. In this "Explosive Science" show from the 2018 Festival, Kate the Chemist, gets kids fired up about science!

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