Lashay told us in Dallas she thinks about her new Walgreens job as a first step towards her career. And she feels strongly about the misperceptions some people have about young people and work.

I feel like some people think just because we’re young we can’t be well focused, but we really can be – it depends on the person. Young people can be successful, they just need a little push to get them to where they need to be.

  • Ara

    100,000 Opportunities Initiative—D.C. | Starbucks

    I was really nervous. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get it, but I motivated myself, I told myself I would and I actually did.

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  • Andriana

    100,000 Opportunities Initiative—D.C. | Macy's

    Getting a job lets me feel more independent. I start making my own money, learn and am around people I’ve never worked with before.

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