Mass layoffs immediately increase suicide risks according to the US Department of Veteran Affairs. In the United States, the unemployed have been receiving an extra $600 a week in benefits during the pandemic, but that is scheduled to end on July 25th. By December many will not have any unemployment benefits at all. What happens then?
Because I said I would is building a program to help the unemployed build emotional resilience and develop leadership skills as they search for a new job. This certificate program will include:
- Leadership workshop series on social and emotional learning
- Accountability support groups that meet regularly
- A Capstone promise project focused on helping families affected by COVID-19
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