What is Exploring?
Exploring is Learning for Life?s career education program for young men and women ages 14-20 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. 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 and 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.
HOW DOES EXPLORING WORK?
As an Explorer, you?ll join other teenager in planning and operating your Explorer post with guidance from qualified adult Advisors. To participate, you must have completed the eighth grade and be 14 to 20 years of age.
WHAT KINDS OF CAREERS DO EXPLROING GET INVOLVED IN?
Practically anything! But the main career clusters are aviation, law enforcement, skilled trades, business, health, law, communication, science, engineering, social services, fire and emergency services, and arts and humanities.
IS THERE MORE TO EXPLORING THAN CAREER EMPHASIS?
Yes! Although emphasizing careers is a major aspect of Exploring, there are many other important features, such as helping you develop leadership skills. In Exploring, variety is important, and so is having fun with your friends.
WHAT ELSE CAN EXPLORING TEACH ME?
As an Explorer, you?ll learn important skills, such as team building, public speaking, and interviewing. You?ll also learn how to organize your time to accomplish tasks for school and for extracurricular activities.
For more information call (213) 250-1131 x104 for a Post near you!!!