Teens ask for jobs to avoid gangs, are hired on the spot

Credit: Zsa Zsa Heard/ Facebook 

Four teens in Georgia have new jobs after approaching a local official and telling her they wanted to work so they could stay out of trouble and stay away from gangs.

Zsa Zsa Heard, who works with the LaGrange Housing Authority in Georgia, shared a photo of the boys on Facebook, writing "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!"

A local news station reports the four teens live on the housing authority property and have stayed busy doing things like working in the community garden, tending to the chicken coup and passing out mail. 

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