Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 11 (and have completed the fifth grade) or 12 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.
Explorer posts can specialize in a variety of career skills. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.
The Jersey Shore Council has several Police and Fire Posts as well as a Medical, Music, Aviation, and Environmental Posts. Some of our post locations can be found on the google map on the left of this page. New programs in different career fields are developed every year as new organization signup to start posts.