What Is Exploring?

Exploring is the young adult program of Learning for Life.  Exploring offers career exploration programs for young men and women ages 14-21.  Exploring participants join a "post" based on their career interests and gain hands on experience and career insight from professionals in their chosen field.  Activities vary by post but can include: job training, field trips, job shadowing, mentoring, group scenarios, case studies, "mock" practice job situations, real experiences, and more. 

  • Exploring units, called posts, are run by a minimum of four adult volunteers from within the community businesses, agencies, and organizations, usually specializing in one of the career fields offered by Exploring.
  • Exploring is a dynamic, flexible program designed to help community organizations serve youth.
  • Exploring is a hands-on, educational, decision-making process.
  • Exploring has career programs in the following twelve clusters:  

Click the Link for the Cluster of your Interest

Art & Humanities







Fire & Emergency Services






Law Enforcement


Law & Government




Skilled Trades


Social Scervices


Click here to view the Exploring First Nighter video

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