Teens Seek Jobs To Avoid Gangs
Four young teens in LaGrange, Georgia, were hired on the spot when they walked into a Housing Authority office and asked for jobs to avoid being recruited by gangs.
Zsa Zsa Heard, head of the LaGrange Housing Authority, said when she was approached by Dylik, Dennis, Deion and Jalen, she assumed they wanted to earn a few extra bucks over the summer. But, it was much deeper than that.
“They revealed gang members were approaching them,” Heard said. As a matter of fact, they were approached “all of the time,” one young man said.
Zsa Zsa hired all of them on the spot and shared their story on Facebook.
Heard told 11Alive:
Several of their teachers (Facebook) inboxed me and told me what good kids they were. They said if you give them the support they need, they are going to be successful.
If they feel that they’re valuable, and if we show them how important they are, then we don’t risk losing them. I don’t want them to seek the love and attention from the negative. I want them to find their value in other things.
Kudos to Zsa Zsa and these four young kings.