A couple of the teens who were handcuffed for selling water on the National Mall just landed new gigs.
Raymond Bell, who heads the H.O.P.E. Project, reached out to the mother of two of the boys handcuffed and offered a position in the project.
“The H.O.P.E. Project is an information technology (“I.T.”) training program dedicated to providing technical training and development for young adults. Our I.T. training program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as Helpdesk and Application Support Professionals,” the website reads.
“I’ve made contact with the mom of two of the young men handcuffed for SELLING WATER, they start work at HOPE Project on Monday! #HOPEisREAL,” Bell wrote.
Nolan White and Devin Gatewood, two of the teens seen in the viral photo, have already dove head first into the program.
The H.O.P.E. Project seems to be meeting its goal of empowering young adults.
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