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WHO: The National Exploring office has created new and innovative co-educational Middle School Explorer Club programs for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

WHY: Increased interest in career exploration is due to the Department of Education’s focus on the sixteen career clustersExternal Link at the middle school level.

WHAT: The Clubs offer an array of options. One popular choice features interaction with professionals from across several career fields, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Another option is to focus on one particular field, such as Law Enforcement or Fire/Emergency Services or any of the other career fields.

WHEN: Clubs meet bi-monthly or monthly based on the choice of the participating organization.

WHERE: Meetings take place at schools, businesses, public safety agencies, service clubs, court buildings, community centers, camps or civic organizations.

All programs include both in-school and out-of- school activities, plus hands-on experiences. Programs include sessions from the two Career Exploration Booklets designed to supplement the school curriculum. In addition, local Exploring Posts can provide mentors for the Clubs.


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