High School Students Provide Free Haircuts to Community

At Bushwick Leaders High School, students provided free haircuts to community members on Tuesday.

The event was part of the barber program run by Good Shepherd Services, a local non-profit that provides mentorship, training and job placement opportunities to youth after graduation.

“At Bushwick Leaders High School, students get hands-on experience with cutting and styling hair. Other services include manicures and eyebrow waxing,” said Adam Bartholomew, community school director at GSS.

The educational advocacy began when GSS initiated a family support program in South Brooklyn in 1972. The organization soon began to collaborate with the New York City Department of Education. This collaboration helped develop what has become a broad range of innovative and successful support models in schools.

The program is taught by Kenyatta Freeman, a master barber and licensed cosmetologist. She meets with participants three times a week at the school in the classroom-turned-barbershop.

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Source:  BK Reader