Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start.

Learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. You get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for you. Exploring is the first step in identifying career possibilities while having fun in an exciting and informal environment.


Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Businesses and community organizations initiate a career-specific Exploring post or club by matching their people and organizational resources to the career interests of youth in the community. The result is a program of interactive activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.

NYC Exploring Programs in Action

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is a community service, career-oriented program designed to educate young men and women, ages 14-21, about Law Enforcement.

The Explorers elect their own officers and plan and execute most of their program activities. This encourages Explorers to see how their self-discipline can help or hurt the group.

is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many of the major functional areas within a business.

Exploring’s 5 Areas of Emphasis:

Career Opportunities, Leadership Experience, Life Skills, Citizenship, Character Education

Exploring Posts in NYC