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Robert F. Smith Co-Creates Wellness Initiative For Black Youth

by Black Vine

By arming Black youth with tools to understand their mental and emotional needs, we are setting them on the path to success,” said Smith

The Chopra Foundation today announced The Soul of Leadership, an initiative focusing on mental well-being and leadership development within the black community. In partnership with Robert F. Smith and in collaboration with the NeverAlone movement, this initiative will focus on providing mental health services, leadership development courses targeted towards black youth, and content to support black entrepreneurs.

The Soul of Leadership and NeverAlone will offer free programs for Black youth that are based on Dr. Deepak Chopra’s book and curriculum for industry-leading CEOs and executives. These programs will help Black youth become future leaders and give them the resilience and skills they need to reach their full potential and thrive in the face of uncertainty.

Dr. Deepak Chopra, who started The Chopra Foundation, said, “It is an honor to work with Robert Smith on this much-needed initiative to empower our future leaders, especially those from the Black American community.” “As our country pays more attention to the current mental health epidemic, we must make sure that everyone can get the help they need by using our resources in a fair way.”

“In order to build the leaders of tomorrow, first we must set a solid foundation where young people can fully thrive,” added Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. “Addressing mental health is a critical component of this leadership development.” “By arming Black youth with tools to understand their mental and emotional needs, we are setting them on the path to success and creating empathetic leaders of the future that have a greater capacity for understanding and navigating the world around them.”

Starting in early 2023, The Soul of Leadership’s online portal will offer a free virtual catalog of leadership development courses. This initiative will also offer free mental health resources to help deal with the stigma and differences in mental health care in the Black community, where only about one-third of Black Americans who need mental health services get them.

About never alone

The NeverAlone initiative is a movement to serve the global community by delivering secure access to scientific research, the work of mental health and wellness experts, and pragmatic tools and practices that can be used by anyone, anywhere, every day. The campaign brings much-needed awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. Suicide kills one person every 40 seconds (World Health Organization), and it is the second leading cause of death among teenagers and young people.

Dr. Deepak Chopra intends to reach more than 1 billion people all around the world and spread a pandemic of joy by creating a more peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy world.

About The Chopra Foundation

The Chopra Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization (#36-4793898) dedicated to improving health and well-being, cultivating spiritual knowledge, expanding consciousness, and promoting world peace for all members of the human family.

The mission of the Chopra Foundation is to advance the cause of mind/body spiritual healing, education, and research through fundraising for selected projects.


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