Exploring is the worksite-based part of Learning for Life’s career education program

for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade)

through 20 years old.


Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences that 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.



Learning for Life

Learning for Life offers seven programs designed to support schools and community- based organizations

in their efforts to prepare youth focusing on character development and career education.


Exploring Open Houses

Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 14-20. It provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. Students get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them. They develop valuable networking contacts with professionals working in their selected career fields, and get to know other teenagers and young adults sharing your same interests and aspirations. Exploring can be the first step in identifying career possibilities while having fun in an exciting and informal environment.

Student Benefits:

  • Leadership development

  • Unique career experiences, networking & internships

  • Scholarship opportunities (More than $26,000 in scholarships awarded to local youth in the last 5 years!)

  • Strong Personal Values and Character Development

  • Resume building

  • Personal development

  • Build self-worth and self-confidence

  • Group collaboration and teamwork

  • Social development

  • Volunteer community service

Most career Exploring programs align with the high school calendar and begin in the fall, while some also offer summer activities, conferences, internships and other events. Most meet once or twice a month throughout the school year.   Cost to join is $34 unless otherwise noted on the individual flyer-fee covers registration in a national Exploring program, which includes background checks on adult leadership, support resources, and accident & sickness INSURANCE at all activities.

Local opportunities include:


Aviation Exploring at Tri-State Aero Post 447 (ages14-20)

Open House/Join Night: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 7 pm at Tri-State Aero

6101 Flight Line Drive. Evansville Regional Airport

Contact Post Committee Chairman Michael Rasche, 812.449.9268

**Missed open house? You can visit any meeting on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 7pm** 

Law Enforcement Exploring at Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office (ages 16-20)

Open House/Join Night: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 6 pm-7:30 pm

Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center, Lynch Road

Contact Post Advisor Erik Nilssen, 812.421.6201

Engineering Exploring with Morley

Open House/Join Night: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Morley 4800 Rosebud Ln, Newburgh, IN 47630

Contact Amanda Kaufmann or Jim Morley Sr. @ 464-9585

Emergency Medical Services Exploring with AMR (ages 14-20)

Open House/Join NIght: Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6 pm

AMR Building 950 E. Virginia Street, Evansville

Contact Post Leadership Terry Gaddis 812-760-6309 or Lee Turpen, 812.421.6500

Additional Information and basic questions: Contact Abby Roberts, 812.423.5246 ext. 214

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