Dear Chamber Members:
I am pleased to be serving as the chair for an upcoming special occasion: a Cultivation Event for the Exploring program in our local Salisbury community. Exploring is a co-educational career-orientation program for high school and middle school aged students. Students learn about possible careers through the program’s 12 exciting career fields, such as law enforcement, aviation, health, law and government, and fire and emergency services. Exploring is an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Cultivation Event is being held to help us market and grow Exploring in the Salisbury area, and to illustrate how our program can be an investment opportunity for companies, agencies, service clubs, and other local organizations. One of the many benefits Exploring can offer is preparing future interns and employees for your workforce. It is also a way for you to help America’s most precious resource: its youth.
Please consider attending the event which is scheduled to take place on August 31, 2017, 4:30-6:30 pm at the United Way office located at 803 N Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury, MD. Enclosed is an informative brochure with further details about our innovative program. Also, I invite you to visit our new website at www.exploring.org.
One of our greatest achievements is the unbridled enthusiasm we have engendered among both our youth participants and our adult sponsors. Here is one example, in the words of dedicated volunteer Nyle Zikmund, national fire and emergency services Exploring chair and chief of the Spring Lake Park (Minnesota) Fire Department:
“About a year ago, we formed a post in our department, enabling me to see firsthand the impact of Exploring on a variety of youth and their accompanying personalities. From the timid and introverted who blossom out of their shell to the hardcharging, driven youth looking to make an immediate impact, Exploring paves the way. … It is a life-changing program.”
On behalf of the Del-Mar-Va Explorers in our service area, thank you for considering my request. With your support, we can further our mission of nurturing the future workforce of America. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Jacob R. Day, Mayor