Youth Explorer

The New York City Department of Correction’s (NYC DOC) Youth Explorer program is an exciting opportunity for young people to learn firsthand about the rewards and challenges of a career in public service.

Youth Explorers have the opportunity to learn about correction law, conflict resolution, stress management, career readiness, discipline, ethics and life skills in a fun and supportive environment. Correction Officers serve as instructors giving Explorers the benefit of their experience in these areas. NYC DOC Explorer program is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America’s Law Enforcement Exploring and have the opportunity to compete at local, state and national competitions.

We welcome the youth of our community to join our Explorer program, participate in what is a truly unique learning experience, and have the chance to serve the people of New York City.

To be a New York City Department of Correction Youth Explorer you must:
Be a student, between the ages of 14 and 20 years old
Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or a 70% average, with regular attendance

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Youth Explorer Application

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