The City of Lake Charles has announced the return of its popular free Teen Connection sessions for local teenagers, ages 13 to 18. October dates are scheduled for Thursday, October 10, and Thursday, October 17, from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at the Cpl Donald Ray Stevens Center, formerly Goosport Recreation, located at 1619 Cessford St.

The first session will focus on the Ideal Scholarship Application, with a second focusing on ACT Math Prep.

Thursday, October 10: Attending college is not a cheap venture and knowing where to look and how to apply for financial aid can be overwhelming. This Teen Connection session will dive into how students can complete the ideal scholarship application in order to maximize their chances of finding success in being selected for scholarships.

Thursday, October 17: The focus is on ACT Math Prep. The ACT October national testing date is just around the corner and this free session is the perfect opportunity for your teen to brush up on their test-taking skills and gain some helpful tips for putting their best foot forward on the math portion of this college-admittance exam. This free session will also be held at Cpl Donald Ray Stevens Community Center.

"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 the Skill to Heal: Careers in Healthcare, The Elite Athlete’s Secret to Achievement, Performance, and Recruitment, 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.