Career Exploration

Get in the Game: Keep Kids in School and Prepare Them for Careers

Nearly one in three high school students fails to graduate. Millions more lack the skills they will need for college and work.

Our Alliance is committed to helping the nation cut the dropout rate in half — and to ensure that all graduates are equipped for success in college, work and life.

A key part of this nationwide effort involves providing more opportunities for young people to explore careers. Through such real-world experiences, students have opportunities to be exposed to new things, helping them appreciate the relevance of their schoolwork to their later lives. They may then become more motivated to stay in school and succeed, and to reach career goals they set for themselves.

Whether you’re a teacher, a businessperson or part of a youth-serving organization, you can play an important role in reversing the dropout crisis by helping students explore careers. Even if you’ve never undertaken a project like this before, this online guide will show you, step-by-step, how to put together a successful career exploration effort.