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.
For More Information on Exploring
Contact Adreinne Vinson, Learning for Life Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-989-5698.
Exploring Experience Spring
For Public Safety Explorer Posts (Fire/EMS and Law Enforcement) at the Woodruff Scout Reserveration. The purpose of the event is to educate and unite all the ?public safety? disciplines of exploring so that they learn and appreciate one another's efforts in the real world and learn how important it is to work together. It was also a time for the explorers to bond with others from different posts. The youth get to shoot shot guns, engage in team building activities and learn law enforcement tactics and fire/EMS procedures.
Engineer Academy Summer
The Engineer Academy focuses on important skills needed for success in engineering such as problem solving, design and analysis, team building, communication, and project management.Students explore engineering careers by engaging in hands on activities and interactive tours. During this past Engineer Academy, students visited Delta Airlines, Lockheed Martin, GA Power, Six Flags, Marta and much, much more!
Exploring formally started in 1949. Since then, Exploring has seen many changes.
- In 1969, William H. Spurgeon III introduced special interest Explorer Posts.
- In 1971, Exploring went coed.
- In 2007, Exploring served 145,124 youth nationwide in 6,733 Posts.
Share your Exploring Story
In celebration of Exploring's 60th Anniversary we are looking for people to please submit articles related to how you or someone you know reached the top of his/her profession after being introduced to their career via Exploring. For example, a local police chief may have once been a Law Enforcement Explorer. Or a local TV anchor may have once been a Communications Explorer. We are also looking for quotes as to how this helped them both in their career and in life. Also, Post Advisors can provide good stories of how Exploring has impacted the lives of teenagers. If you have articles from the newspaper or would like to submit a story or quote about Exploring, please contact Adrienne Vinson at 770-989-5698 or email@example.com.