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Hundreds Of Teens Line Up For Jobs In North Memphis

on March 12, 2014

WREG.com

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(Memphis) Getting out of the so-called “hood” isn’t always an easy thing to do.

A lot of teens think the only ways are by joining a gang or becoming a pro-athlete.

Tuesday, the Memphis Police Department showed more than 600 young people the best way to find success is getting a job.

The long line showed that many teens want to do something with their lives.

“I want to be on the right track in life,” said 17-year-old Tra’anna Sledge.

They seemed to know that it takes lining-up and showing-up on days during Spring break to shake hands, fill out applications and meet those who might change your life.

“If he doesn’t find a job in here, I am going to get him a job,” said Lt. Steven Ware with the Community Outreach Program with the Memphis Police Department.

WREG told Lt. Ware about Fransisco Franklin, who…

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