Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 14 - 20. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. You get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for you. You develop valuable networking contacts with professionals working in your selected career fields, and you get to know other youth with your same interests and aspirations. 

Exploring is the first step in identifying career possibilities while having fun in an exciting and informal environment. For more information, please visit www.exploring.org.  


  • Strong personal values and character development
  • Build self-worth and self-confidence
  • Leadership skills training and development
  • Social development
  • Unique career experiences, networking & internships
  • Personal growth
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Group collaboration and teamwork
  • Scholarships available only to Explorers
  • Add Exploring to your college, job and scholarship applications



Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and businesses and organizations in their communities. Businesses and community organizations initiate a career specific Exploring program by matching their employees and company resources to the interests of youth in the community.  We are always working with companies and organizations to establish new Career Exploring programs around the Midlands. Consider these benefits:

  • Year-round, local support staff
  • Proven and flexible program model
  • Nationally recognized and endorsed
  • Positive community involvement
  • Pipeline for future employees
  • Positively impact youth development
  • Employee professional growth
  • General liability insurance coverage 

For more information about Exploring Programs or how to start a program in your Organization, please click here


Indian Waters Council Service Center
715 Betsy Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 750-9868
Fax: (803) 750-9855