Before Next Generation Zone I was lost in the world of trying to find a job. After searching, for what seemed like forever, I began to feel very hopeless. I was certain I was never going to find a job. My mother heard about the Next Generation Zone and the amazing opportunities that were up for grabs and pointed me into their direction. It was beyond easy to get started. I took a class where they helped me make a resume and taught me the basics for interviews and filling out applications. After that I was assigned to someone that would help me find a job, this person wasn’t just anybody, she was Lisa Bridges. The most dedicated and helpful women I have ever met. She asked me about my current interests, which was cosmetology, and she landed me an interview with Oasis Hair Salon as a receptionist right away. At the time I had a car that I had a hard time being able to keep filled up with gas, and she was able to help me out with that! Altogether it was a wonderful experience. I graduated high school and afterwards went went straight into cosmetology school. Now I am finished with that and am able to walk into a career with more experience than just schooling. I’m so very grateful for this program and what it has to offer, thank you!