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Career Experiences
Real World
Career Experiences
Real World
Career Experiences
Real World
Career Experiences
Real World
Career Experiences

What is Exploring?

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, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.

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"I've learned a lot throughout my Exploring career. Not only about law enforcement, but how to work with a team, make decisions, and be confident. I've connected with other explorers in my post and even officers in the local Police Department. Being an explorer has helped me throughout life with being able to lead people, having integrity, and being able to trust my leaders and trust people who I lead.  My favorite memory has to be the state conference where our training pays off by us winning awards and making a name for Crystal because we are such a small department and city."

-Tim, 2012

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