What Is Exploring?
Exploring is Learning for Life's career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 to 20 years old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, or citizenship is not criteria for participation.
Exploring's purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explores are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.
Exploring is based on a unique dynamic relationship between youth and the organization in their communities. Departments or agencies initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The results is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.