The City of Lake Charles has announced the return of its popular free Teen Connection sessions for local teenagers, ages 13 to 18, with two sessions scheduled for January 2020.

Thursday, January 9, 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Be your Own Boss. Start your Own Business will be held at Ward 3 Recreation’s Huber Park Recreation Center, located at 2401 4th Ave.

In a world of more than 582 million entrepreneurs, small businesses and ambitious enterprises are at the heart of every industry. For many, business ownership is a great career choice allowing for a better work/life balance and more income.

Thursday, January 16, 5:00 - 6:00pm: Upload your Future: Careers in Technology will be held at Cpl Donald Ray Stevens Community Center, located at 1619 Cessford St.

According to a media release, additional topics for the spring semester also include: Awesome Jobs No One Really Knows About and How to Land Them, The Millionaire Mindset, Dollars and Sense, Credit or Leave it: The Importance of Establishing Credit, The Future Begins Today and Invest your Way Up: Basics of the Stock Market.

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.