Exploring is a co-ed, career education program for high school and college youth. It is part of Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years of age. Youth who are 14 years old and are within 6 months of graduating the 8th grade can also register as Explorers. Any youth may remain an Explorer up until the day they turn 21 years old and then are aged out of the youth side of Exploring. This program helps young people plan for the future by finding a career they are interested in. Exploring also develops leadership skills, promotes community involvement, volunteerism, and provides opportunities for hands-on experiences.
Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.
The sponsors of Explorer Posts are community organizations and businesses. They engage their employees with the youth who are interested in their organization or business during monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly meetings.