San Diego-Imperial Council

About Us

Our Mission

Deliver character-building experiences and mentorship that allow youth to achieve their full potential in both life and work.

Our Vision

Shape the workforce of tomorrow by engaging and mentoring today's youth in career and life-enhancing opportunities.

Our Promise

Bring businesses and community leaders together to help young people reach their full potential.

About Exploring

Exploring is Learning for Life's career education program for young men and women who are at least 14 but not yet 21 years old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, and citizenship are not criteria for participation.

Exploring's purpose is to provide experiences to 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.

Organizations, businesses, and public departments coordinate programs for young adults to explore careers. Participants in the program are exposed to working in group settings while getting to take part in leadership opportunities as a way to advance their careers and serve their communities.

Explorer posts can specialize in a variety of career skills. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. For more information go to