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Exploring

What is Exploring?

Exploring is a co-ed youth career exploration/workforce development program for students ages 14-20 years old (or 13 and have completed eighth grade).

    • Exploring pairs students directly with local companies and organizations for career exploration
    • We are a co-ed program offered through the Greater St. Louis Area Boy Scouts of America.
    • Our 5 Exploring program emphases (Based off similar principles to scouting):

Career Opportunities | Character Development | Citizenship | Leadership Experience | Life Skills

    • Youth gain unique, real-life opportunities to experience many career choices
    • We help youth make informed decisions about future careers
    • We aim for youth to save time by learning if certain careers are for them while in high school and college
    • Youth gain practical insight and hands-on knowledge in a career field of their choice.

What We Do

  • Work with local companies in various career fields for them to host potential youth explorers from the Greater St. Louis Area, which are called exploring “posts”
  • Invite co-ed youth ages 14-20 from the community, schools, and youth organizations to participate in our posts
  • Connect youth to career posts based on their desired career field

How  Exploring Works for Students

  1. Complete our Career Interest Survey so we can know what are your career interests
  2. Select an Exploring career “Post” at hosting companies and fill out a application to attend their Open House recruitment this fall
  3. Attend monthly post meetings to learn the in’s and out’s of their desired career field
  4. Get “hands on” experience in careers of your choice

What We Can Offer Students

We offer real-life career experiences in a variety of career fields. You’re welcome to try one or many!

St. Louis Area Exploring Career Fields

Arts & Humanities

Aviation

Business

 Communications

Engineering & Technology

Fire & EMS

Health Care

Law Enforcement

Law & Government

Science

Skilled Trades

Social Services

 Don’t Know What Career Field To Explore? 

You’re not alone. Let us help you by telling us more about you. Please take our Career Interest Survey so that we may better place you in one of our local career posts. Once you take the survey, a team member will assist you in a post selection based on your results.

 

Contact Us

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The Field Team

  • Our Exploring field team services posts that are primarily located in the Greater St. Louis Area including: St. Louis City & County; Metro East, Illinois (St. Clair County & Madison County)

Not sure who to contact? For all general inquiries or requests for more information, please email us:

  • Exploring Field Director

    T’Shon Young

    Email

    314.256.3142

  • Exploring Director

    Fred Lee

    Email

    314.536.7397

    Career Fields: Engineering & Technology; Skilled Trades

  • Senior Exploring Executive

    Julie Monken

    Email

    314.256.3052

    Career Fields: Health Care; Business

  • Exploring Executive

    Abdul Abdullah

    Email

    618.207.6444

    Career Fields: Law Enforcement; Fire & EMS

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