Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start.

For more information, contact Patrick Coyle

513-577-7735 (Office)



Exploring prepares tomorrow’s workforce through an in-depth exploration of an industry and/or career. From health care, to aviation, to construction, Exploring is designed to provide hands-on experience for students ages 14-21.

As the Dan Beard Council’s workforce development program, Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate a specific Explorer Post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in their community. The result is a program of activities that helps young people pursue their career interests, increase their knowledge of career choices, and develop workforce skills personal responsibility.

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.


Law Enforcement:Fire Service:Healthcare:Other Career Fields:
Delhi Police
Madeira Police
Erlanger Police
Springfield Township Police
Grant County Sheriff
Independence Police
Miami Township Police
Cincinnati Police
US Customs & Border Protection
Hamilton County Sheriff
Alexandria Police
Cheviot Police
Butler County Sheriff
Fairfield Police
West Chester Police
Taylor Mill Police
Cincinnati Fire
City of Franklin Fire
Ross Twp Fire
Alexandria Fire
Edgewood Fire
Delhi Twp Fire
Burlington Fire
Liberty Twp Fire
West Chester Fire
Erlanger Fire
Cheviot Fire
Fairfield Twp Fire
University Of Cincinnati Medical Center
St. Elizabeth Edgewood
St. Elizabeth Florence
Children’s Hospital
Mercy Health – Anderson
St. Elizabeth Grant County

Merch Health- Fairfield

Sporty’s Aviation
Channel 12
General Electric