Exploring is a career education program for ages 14-20 years old. Local businesses in our community help young adults make a more informed decision about their future career and determine if a particular career is the right fit for them. Exploring is about gaining practical experience in a career field. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop. Exploring exists to teach important life and career skills to young people from all backgrounds through immersive career experiences and mentorship provided by community and business leaders. Together, we equip young people with character, leadership and life skills that can be used both today and in their future careers.
Experience an occupation before investing in an education. Find out which career is the right one for you! Prepare your future through career exploring!
Without the Explorers program I definitely feel that I would not have been given the exposure and assurance that this was the career direction for me.
-Former Explorer for the HDR Architecture & engineering Program
I was originally hesitant to join but it pushed me to experiment and get out of my comfort zone. This course for sure nudged me in the path of journalism and helped me realize this is what I want to do as a career. Thank you for helping us and giving us these opportunities. I really appreciate it!
-Student in the Omaha World-Herald Program
I am starting from scratch. I need to get my foot in the door, and they have done a good job with that.
-Cadet Graduate from the Tri County Fire Corps Program
I don’t know of anywhere else where I can learn about K-9’s, CPR, search warrants, and defense tactics in a single organization.
-Member of the Cass County Sheriff's Department Exploring Program
Deliver character-building experiences and mentorship that allow youth to achieve their full potential in both life and work.
Shape the workforce of tomorrow by engaging and mentoring today's youth in career and life-enhancing opportunities.
Bring businesses and community leaders together to help young people reach their full potential.