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What is Exploring?

Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 through 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, and citizenship are 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 an 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.
Click here to View the Exploring Program Flyer.
Click here for more information on the Exploring Progam.
Learning For Life
Learning for Life is designed to support schools and community-based organizations in their efforts to prepare youth to successfully handle the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem. Learning for Life also helps youth develop social and life skills, assists in character development, and helps youth formulate positive personal values. It prepares youth to make ethical decisions that will help them achieve their full potential.
At a time when drugs and gangs are ravaging many of our schools and communities, Learning for Life can be a catalyst to help stop this trend. Learning for Life uses age-appropriate, grade-specific lesson plans to give youth skills and information that will help them cope with the complexities of today’s society. Learning for Life makes academic learning fun and relevant to real-life situations. As a result, the core values and skills learned by participation in Learning for Lifenot only make students more confident and capable but also give them an invaluable understanding of how things work in the real world.
School demand for character education programs has greatly influenced the dramatic growth of Learning for Life. Learning for Life has been adopted by more than 21,000 schools and organizations nationwide, serving more than 1.6 million youth.