Dr. Wayne Frazier is no stranger to people in the CSRA. He has spent a majority of his life trying to make a difference in the lives of kids and young adults. Now he has taken over the Southern Barber College with the goal of giving young men and women a step up in life.
The Southern Barber College itself is nothing new. The school was founded in 1965 and is an approved program for the Veteran’s Administration as well as the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Vocational Rehabilitation.
For students, the course at Southern Barber College is 1,500 hours, which is one year for full time students or up to two years for part time students. At the end they are prepared for entry-level employment in the barbering profession.
Dr. Frazier knows that for many people, wanting to change their lives by going through the program at Southern Barber College, the tuition can be steep to the tune of $6,000. That is why the school is looking for help in funding scholarships for prospective students. By receiving a scholarship, the student does not just get the chance to improve his or her life; that student in turn helps younger students struggling in school.
In this special episode of “The Means Report,” we take the time to focus on some of the lesser known non-profit organizations in the CSRA. While so many are deserving, we could not overlook the positive force that is driving the Southern Barber College. Listen to Dr. Wayne Frazier’s own words on the difference the organization is making by giving its students — and other students, and then consider lending your support so that more people can be given a step up in life.