Jerry Sandusky Scandal

The Second Mile announces plans to lay off some employees

The Second Mile, the nonprofit that Jerry Sandusky founded, announced plans to layoff some staff members Wednesday.

“Based on the current donor level of contributions and in order to continue programs, we have notified some of the staff that they would be leaving the organization starting next year,” said David Woodle, vice chairman of The Second Mile’s board of directors. “All planned programs are continuing.”

Woodle said the organization has about 20 employees, but he declined to say how many employees will be laid off.

He declined to comment about the latest charges against Sandusky, which the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office filed today.

In a statement on the nonprofit’s website, The Second Mile said it has “lost significant financial support” over the last several weeks and they would implement the reductions in order “to put the organization in a better position to preserve programs.”

“Earlier today, some Second Mile employees received notice that their employment will end over the next several months in an orderly phase-out,” the statement said.