Georgia teens ask for jobs to avoid gangs, immediately get hired


LAGRANGE, Ga. — Four Georgia teens now have new jobs after approaching the head of the head of the LaGrange Housing Authority, WXIA-TV reports. The teens told her they wanted to work so they could stay out of trouble and away from gangs.

She hired them on the spot.

Zsa Zsa Heard, the head of the housing authority, shared a photo of the boys on Facebook. The photo has since been shared over 600 times since she posted it on Wednesday.

She wrote, “They walked into my office today and asked for a job. I said why do you want a job? They said so we want get in trouble and we do not want to be in a gang!”

“I said have people approached you about being in a gang they said yes’mam,” she continued. “I hired them on the spot! The streets will not have our children!”

WXIA reports the four teens live on the housing authority property and have also helped out in the past.