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Bridgeport Barber Hopes to Inspire Youth to Pursue His Craft

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    Barber Hopes to Inspire Young Men in Bridgeport

    A barber in Bridgeport offered free haircuts to at-risk young men in an effort to inspire them to succeed.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019)

    A local barber is making the cut hoping to use his razor-sharp skills to inspire a generation of young men and boys.

    Jason Donalson is a barber at the Cuttin Edge Barber Shop in Bridgeport. He has been working with at-risk youth for years, some with learning disabilities, autism and physical limitations. On Wednesday morning students from the High Road School in Wallingford stopped by for a free haircut, while learning about the trade as a potential career path.

    “We gotta start from the younger generation to get a better nation,” Donalson said.

    The school said they look forward to growing the partnership with the barber shop and hope to bring students in twice a month.

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