What is Exploring?

With more than 1,000 students participating annually, and more than 40 organizational and corporate partners, Exploring prepares tomorrow’s workforce through an in-depth exploration of an industry and/or career. From health care, to aviation, to construction, Exploring is designed to provide hands-on experience for students ages 14-21.

As the Simon Kenton Council’s workforce development program, Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

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 their community. The result is a program of activities that helps young people pursue their career interests, increase their knowledge of career choices, and develop workforce skills personal responsibility.

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As a volunteer driven organization, Exploring welcomes the support and involvement of parent volunteers. While parents may not be specifically involved with Explorer post programs, there are many value-added activities that support the Exploring program. To learn more, please contact the Exploring program staff at (614) 310-1567.