New Program Targets Unemployment Crisis

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