Never in the history of our country have we lived through an experience like the current pandemic. We know this is especially significant for those of you graduating this year, as you transition from college and high school to a world that’s undergoing massive change.
We want you to know we have your back! You’re the reason we came together to celebrate you during our #ShowMeYourWalk, celebration, and we want to continue supporting you as you plan for what’s next.
As you look forward, there are a few things that can help you stay positive, stay focused and continue to learn. The path may not be clear now, but our country will recover and you’ll be even stronger, too.
- Keep learning: Sharpen your skills (or try something new!). Explore your hobbies, train, practice or just check out online classes led by experts.
- Stay active: Reinvent how you train, how you practice your art and music, and how you dance. It can help protect your mental and physical health.
- Build a budget: Take this time to assess your expenses and needs, learn about bills you might be responsible for on your own, and talk to your parents about any expenses they may cover.
- Get smart on credit basics: Find some resources to help you understand how credit scores work, how your actions affect it, and how you can help your score.
- Invest in your future self: Get savvy on the industry of your choice, skills you might need and how much you can expect to make.
- Share your skills with the world: If you’re at home with your parents, share your skills with them—especially if you’re their resident tech expert. Explore your creative side, too, and produce content, ideas or business plans to keep those juices flowing. Remember you can always collaborate with others around the world virtually, too!
We know this list is just a start, and you’ll be adding to your own list as you go. The important thing is to remember: You’ve got this, and we’re rooting for you.