Next Webinar: Now What Do I Do? Supporting a child in distress.

 

Join us at the 3rd Annual "Young, Gifted & @Risk" Conference

 

Meet the new Steve Fund Scholars

The Steve Fund announces two new scholarships to advance student-of-color mental health research.

 

Meet the Steve Fund Youth Advisory Board

 

Launching the Steve Fund Knowledge Center

Expert resources about the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

 

Our mission:

Promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

 

Infographic: Survey finds many black students don’t seek help.

 

Partnership with 7 Cups

Connecting with "active listeners" for emotional support.

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About the Steve Fund

The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.

Right at this moment, there are students of color who are failing academically, suffering emotionally and/OR in some cases are facing serious risk, because population-specific factors influencing mental health are too poorly understood and not acted upon. We are taking action.

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The new Steve Fund Knowledge Center is a resource for expert information about the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. It contains videos of presentations, panels and interviews with experts, white papers, Webinars and more.

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We are proud and excited to announce the formation of the Steve Fund Youth Advisory Board. The Steve Fund Youth Advisory Board was formed after a nation-wide recruitment process. This group of young students  will support all of the Steve Fund’s programs, initiatives, and outreach efforts.

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The Steve Fund has partnered with Crisis Text Line to provide  text messaging service as a means to improve the critically needed access for young people of color to crisis counseling.  The Fund views text messaging as a key component of its strategy towards addressing the unmet mental health needs of young people of color.

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Recent News:

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Article: Campus News reports on the Steve Fund (Sept. 23, 2016)

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Campus News, a publication covering 37 campuses in the New York Metro area, Upstate New York, Lower New England and New Jersey, reports on the Steve Fund’s activities.

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Webinar: Now What Do I Do? Supporting a child in distress.

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The Steve Fund is hosting a three-installment webinar series for parents and families addressing the mental health of college students of color. Our next Webinar: Now What Do I Do? Supporting a child in distress.

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New Steve Fund Scholarship Winners Announced

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The Steve Fund is proud to announce the two most recent winners of the Stephen C. Rose Legacy Scholarships.

News release: Steve Fund Launches First Knowledge Center on Student-of-Color Mental Health

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News release: The Steve Fund launches an online resource center during Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, with scientific information from premier experts on student-of-color mental health and emotional well-being.

In crisis? Text STEVE to 741741 for suppport.

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Are you a young person of color. Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond.

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News article: Onyx Magazine reports on Steve Fund (Onyx Magazine, May 2016)

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In its May 2016 edition, Onyx Magazine reports on the Steve Fund’s activities in an article titled “The Emotional Well-Being of Young People of Color Understudied and Underserved “. The Florida-based magazine reports on the Fund’s partnership with the JED Foundation

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Stephen "Steve" C. Rose

Stephen “Steve” C. Rose


In 2014, we began a journey, one which no family should ever have to take. It began with the loss of Steve, our beloved son, family member and friend. After graduating from Harvard College and completing a Masters degree at City University, mental illness took Steve from us. We have established the Steve Fund with the aim of preventing other families having to take a journey like ours.

Our nation is not meeting the mental health needs of young people of color. While research shows that the differences in ethnic backgrounds of students necessitate culturally sensitive approaches to supporting their mental health, their needs are still significantly understudied, and insufficiently understood. With minorities forming the majority of Americans by 2044, and the majority of children by 2020, the future success of our nation will depend on the mental health and emotional well-being of these young people.

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