The City of Lake Charles releases dates for the March Teen Connection sessions for local teenagers, ages 13 to 18, on Thursday, March 7, and Thursday, March 21, from 5 pm – 6 pm,at the Cpl Donald Ray Stevens Center, formerly Goosport Recreation, located at 1619 Cessford St.

Thursday, March 7: Cary Chavis of Speak Pretty Development will teach teens how to communicate through debate. The Power of Persuasion will focus on this skill that LinkedIn recently revealed as a top skill most worth learning in 2019. According to the study, strengthening what is often considered a “soft skill” is one of the best investments you can make in your career. These skills never go out of style.

Thursday, March 21: Teen Connection will take a closer look at How to Learn Better. Individual learning styles can vary from person to person and there is really no one-size-fits-all approach to retaining new information. No matter what learning style best suits your teen, however, there are some practical tips and tricks that can be adapted to fit any student’s study method. This Teen Connection will focus on sharing some of these tips and tricks.

"Teen Connection” is designed to help teenagers learn job skills, college prep, social media, interview skills, and ACT prep among others. The classes are instructed by educators, government officials, and business leaders in the community.

Contact Katie Harrington at 491.9176 for more information.