We hope more teens start following suit from this story.

A woman named Zsa Zsa Heard posted a status about four teenagers who approached her at her office for a summer job, saying they wanted to work so they could stay out of the local gang.

Zsa Zsa, an official with the LaGrange Housing Authority in Georgia, said she hired them on the spot for their transparency:

“They walked into my office today and asked for a job. I said why do you want a job? They said … we do not want to be in a gang! I said have people approached you about being in a gang they said yes’mam! I hired them on the spot! The streets will not have our children!”

Love a good news story like this.

There are more options than the street life. Make your dreams happen!
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About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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