Diversity Awareness Partnership


As young adults seek opportunities in areas of the country that show promise for people with diverse backgrounds, St. Louis can be that place. The wide racial disparities in high-demand careers, led Diversity Awareness Partnership and industry leaders in the St. Louis region to invest in EXPLORE Career Immersion programs. These programs focus on connecting students of color to professional mentors and developing important skills to support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce in our region.  Students learn that their possibilities are endless. Students and industry partners are excited about these programs potentially building connections that lead to future internship opportunities.

2016-2017 EXPLORE Programs

Learn more about the externship programs and complete our EXPLORE Program application here: 2016-2017 EXPLORE Program Application





Parents and students may contact DAP’s Youth Programs Manager, Alix Johnson, for more information: ajohnson@dapstl.org / 314-246-3145.

Companies who are interested in starting an EXPLORE Program may contact DAP’s Executive Director, Reena Hajat Carroll at rhajat@dapstl.org or 314-246-3141. Download the EXPLORE Program Fact Sheet for more information.