For Explorers

Posts: 14-20 Years Old / Clubs: 10-14 Years Old

Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start.

Exploring is a career education program for young men and women in sixth grade through 20 years old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program.

Clubs are for sixth- through eighth-graders. While these groups are often “general interest” and introduce youth to a variety of different career fields, they could also be focused on a single career.

Posts, for 14- through 20-year olds, are the opposite. Most often they focus on a single career field, but they could also be “general careers.”

Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities.

Local community organizations initiate an Exploring program by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth grow, develop, and pursue their special interests.

Exploring programs specialize in a variety of career skills.