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Greater St. Louis Area Career Exploring

“Discover Your Future”


What is Exploring?

Exploring is a Youth Career/Workforce Development program for young men and women 14-20 years old (or 13 and have completed eighth grade).

What We Do

Our Vision

“To shape the workplace of tomorrow by engaging and mentoring today’s youth in career and life enhancing opportunities.”

How  Exploring Works for Students

Students go to local companies monthly to learn the in’s and out’s of their desired career field

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!

Greater St. Louis Area Career Sectors
Arts & Humanities

Tell Us More

We want to know more about you. Please take our Career Interest Survey so that we may better place you in one of our local career posts.

Contact Us

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

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St. Louis Area Field Team

T’Shon Young – Learning For Life/Exploring Field Director


Fred Lee – Exploring Director

  • Email:
  • Phone: 314.536.7397
  • Service Area: St. Louis City & St. Louis County (West)
  • Career Sectors: Engineering & Technology; Skilled Trades

Julie Monken – Senior Exploring Executive

  • Email:
  • Phone: 314.256.3052
  • Service Area: St. Louis County (North & South)
  • Career Sectors: Health Care; Business

Abdul Abdullah – Exploring Executive

  • Email:
  • Phone: 618.207.6444
  • Service Area: Metro East, Illinois (St. Clair & Madison County)
  • Career Sectors: Law Enforcement; Fire & EMS

Please visit our national site for more resources.