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2023 Friends of Exploring & STEM "Say YES" Breakfast
Friday at 7:30 AM CST
Join our Friends of Exploring Breakfast and STEM "Say YES" event! This year's breakfast is chaired by Mr. Rob Reyes, RAR, LLC, and Dr. Richard Rhodes. Rob's professional expertise and extensive service to communities and education make him a tremendous asset to our efforts in youth development. Dr. Rhodes' leadership has put Austin Community College at the forefront of innovation in education and workforce development. This year’s Say YES! Exploring Breakfast will feature an exclusive keynote address from the Executive Dean of Austin Community College’s ACCelerators, youth Explorers, and more.
Exploring is a co-ed youth program for young men and women in the 6th grade thru 20 years old. The program offers hands-on career discovery through interactive activities that help youth pursue special interests, grow, and develop.
Often, Explorers develop valuable professional contacts that are impactful when entering the workforce. And sometimes, the greatest lesson Explorers learn is that the career they thought they wanted to pursue is, in fact, not what they thought it was.
"You can actually see young people grow, becoming members of the community as their curiosity is satisfied through Exploring. We attract sharp young people during their formative years." - Hal Shevers, Exploring Adult Volunteer
"Exploring is a great program that helped me associate the concepts I am learning in high school with practical uses in the real world." - Frank B., Exploring Youth Participant
The Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, began in 1912 and has grown over time to support Scouting programs in 15 Central Texas counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, DeWitt, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Lavaca, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson.
We partner with schools, PTAs/PTOs, service clubs, local agencies, and more to offer programs in your area for girls and boys ages 6-20 that have been proven to foster and strengthen self-confidence, ethics, respect for others, academic skills, and leadership abilities that stay with them their entire lives.