Teens looking to explore potential career options should attend a meeting about the Youth Training Academy next week.

Targeted toward youth ages 15-24, the Youth Training Academy includes field trips and other "off-site experiences" in fields including ecotourism, health care, community organizing, media and early childhood development, according to a press release from Building Healthy Communities and the Wild Rivers Community Foundation, which sponsors the program.

Youth enrolled in the program will also be able to earn a $500 stipend, according to the press release. The program will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 1 through Aug. 8.

There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, giving applicants and their parents an opportunity to speak with instructors and learn more about the pathways the program offers, according to Andrea Lanctot, youth leader facilitator for Building Healthy Communities.

Some pathways are full, Lanctot said in a written statement, but there are still options available for those who want to participate.

The meeting will be held from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday at the College of the Redwoods Del Norte Education Center, 883 W. Washington Boulevard in Crescent City. A Youth Training Academy interview-application meeting will be held from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at CR's Del Norte campus, according to the press release.

For more information about the YTA and to submit an online application, visit https://www.wildriverscf.org/youthtrainingacademy or call Andrea Lanctot at (707) 465-1238.

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