Exploring Career Development Program
Gender: Males and females
Ages: 14 - 20 years
Unit Type: Posts
National Exploring Website: http://exploring.learningforlife.org
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, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. Through these areas of emphasis youth are able to gain pracitcal skills and career development experience.
Local Exploring partnerships
Cedar Rapids Police Department
Hiawatha Fire Department - Fire and Emergency Service Focus
Foundation 2 Youth Shelter
Central City Fire Department
Center Point Fire Department
Walker Fire Department
Interested in hosting an Exploring Post? Benefits are numerous and include:
- Easy to start a post
- Proven & Flexible Model
- Nationally recognized & endorsed
- Positive Community Involvement
- Potential Future Employees
- Youth mentoring and development
- Employee Professional Growth
- Strong local and national support
- General Liability Insurance
For more information on Exploring, or to learn how to sign up, please contact John Myers.