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 through 20 years of age. Youth who are 13 years old and within 6 months of their 14th birthday can also register as Explorers. Any youth may remain an Explorer up until the day they turn 21 years old and then are aged out of the youth side of Exploring.

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.

All of these opportunities come at the low cost of $24.00 per year. For more information explorer our website or contact Learning for Life's NYC offices.


Exploring is broken up into three programs, Business Exploring, Law Enforcement Exploring, and Fire and Emergency Services Exploring. Scroll to the top of this page and click on the corresponding link for the program you are interested in learning more about.


Check out this quick video and learn from the Explorers themselves!

All post advisors must be Youth Protection Trained. Follow this link for training:

Youth Protection Training















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