Deliver character building experiences and mentorship that allow youth to achieve their full potential in both life and work.
The Bay-Lakes Council delivers more than 50 real-world, hands-on career mentoring programs throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northeast Wisconsin to serve over 1,100 young people. Exploring connects youth with organizations in their communities. Local community organizations participate in Exploring by delivering their expertise and resources to the interests of young people in their local communities. The result is a unique relationship that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop into well-educated young adults. Adult leaders for these programs are selected by the participating organizations. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, and citizenship are not criteria for participation for youth or adults. Explorer Posts (high school) or Clubs (middle school) can specialize in a variety of career skills. Each program is based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.