The City of Lake Charles has announced the return of its popular free Teen Connection sessions for local teenagers, ages 13 to 18. Both November dates are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 14, from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at the Cpl Donald Ray Stevens Center, located at 1619 Cessford St.

Thursday, November 7: The Skill to Heal: Careers in Healthcare:

"According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18% from 2016 to 2026. This is much faster than the average for all occupations and equates to about 2.4 million new jobs."

"This Teen Connection session will focus on providing attendees with valuable information on the types of careers available in the field of healthcare."

Thursday, October 17: "Teen Connection will focus on The Elite Athlete’s Secret to Achievement, Performance and Recruitment. Each year thousands of high school students compete for collegiate athletic scholarships across the country. Competition is fierce as there are many talented, dedicated athletes hoping to secure a relatively small number of scholarships."

"How do grades, social media presence and other elements factor into the recruiting process? What can you do to improve your odds? This ever popular session returns with valuable information for athletes hoping to play at the next level."

"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.

According to a media release, there are additional topics scheduled for the fall semester including Simple Strategies to Improve your Writing Skills and How to Choose a College Major.

In October 2017, the City of Lake Charles began hosting the free Teen Connection seminars for teenagers, 13 to 18 years old, in Calcasieu Parish. 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. - City of Lake Charles

Contact Katie Harrington at 491.9176 for more information.