Ones sound mental health is what contributes vastly to employability. Studies have shown that poor mental health predicted subsequent unemployment (Butterworth, et al. 2012); further, poor mental health is exhibited as common response to job loss to include: stress reactions, depression and anxiety, and lowered self-esteem.
The idea to react to the current problems facing generational poverty stem from the understanding that while youth are suffering from the conditions of poverty, so too are their caregivers. The reaction to dealing with the chronically unemployed and grossly under skilled is to set a system in place which fosters learning, discipline, academic and mental growth and development of adults.
The NFI reactive solution is a Workforce Boot Camp that directly address employment issues resulting from: mental health, adult academic deficiencies, and workforce competence. This program differs from other workforce programs as it is designed to outsource and create jobs under the umbrella of Nice Foundation, Inc. as a means for corporate sustainability.
- Workforce Boot Camp
Workforce Boot Camp Initiative directly addresses challenges facing the workforce needs of the community’s lower socioeconomic status neighborhoods. NFI seeks to utilize the knowledge-base of STRIVE® International’s CORE® program for implementation and technical assistance. The CORE® program, is STRIVE’s soft skills attitudinal and job readiness training model. This model facilitates personal transformation, taps into the power of self-affirmation, and changes lives while concurrently connecting residents to the world of work.
The NFI goal of reducing generational poverty aligns with the STRIVE® mission of transforming lives. The Workforce Boot Camp will target chronically unemployed, the formally incarcerated, at-risk young adults, recovering addicts, the homeless and near homeless, public assistance recipient, and the working poor.