Exploring is a worksite-based program. It is part of Learning for Life's career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old. 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. Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate a specific Explorer post 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 pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.

Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, service learning, character education, and leadership experience.

Career Opportunities

Develop potential contacts that may broaden employment options,b self-confidence and experience success at school and work.

Life Skills

Develop physical and mental fitness and experience positive social interaction.

Service Learning

Encourage the skill and desire to help others and gain a keen respect for the basic rights of others.

Character Education

Help make ethical choices Fulfill one's responsibilities to society as a whole.

Leadership Experience

Acquire leadership skills necessary to fulfill one's responsibilities in society Develop a variety of leadership traits.