What is Exploring?

Exploring exists to teach important life and career skills to young people from all backgrounds through immersive career experiences and mentorship by community and business leaders like you. Together, we equip young people with character, leadership and life skills that can be used both today and in their future careers.

Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Businesses and community organizations initiate a career-specific Explorer post or club by matching their people and organizational resources to the career interests of youth in the community. The result is a program of interactive activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow and develop.

Five Program Emphases

Career Opportunities

  • Provide hands-on, interactive career experiences
  • Develop potential contacts that may broaden employment options

Life Skills

  • Develop basic life skills using the Exploring Activity Library
  • Facilitate positive social interactions


  • Encourage the skill and desire to help others
  • Gain a keen respect for the basic rights of others

Character Development

  • Help make ethical choices
  • Facilitate service learning opportunities

Leadership Experience

  • Allow youth leaders to coordinate your program activities
  • Facilitate leadership training with Exploring's training materials

If you are interested in your business or organization becoming an Exploring post for youth in your community, please visit our Join Exploring Today page. More post resources can be found on the National Website: https://www.exploring.org/

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