Launching the Steve Fund Knowledge Center
Expert resources about the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.
Promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.
Share your perspectives.
Join the Steve Fund Youth Advisory Board.
Become a volunteer crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line
Infographic: Survey finds many black students don’t seek help.
Partnership with 7 Cups
Connecting with "active listeners" for emotional support.
On World Mental Health Day 2015...
...the Steve Fund announced 3 projects to support mental health of students of color.
Young, Gifted and @ Risk
Stanford University hosted the Steve Fund's second national conference on student of color mental health on November 20, 2015.
Harvard Black Alumni Society’s Mental Health Initiative hosted a Steve Fund "lunch & learn" on November 14.
The Steve Fund in the media:
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.
In its May 2016 edition, Black Enterprise Magazine reports on the Steve Fund’s activities. The article includes statements from the Fund’s Scientific Advisor Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, and from the organization’s president, Evan Rose.
Inside Higher Ed quotes the Steve Fund and its senior scientific Advisor Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble on the subject of “ethnic matching.”
As part of a collaborative initiative between The Jed Foundation and The Steve Fund (two organizations focused on identifying and addressing the mental health needs of college students), campus leaders are invited to share information regarding innovative and effective campus-based programs.
Two Scholars receive funding to expand research on mental health among students of color, thanks to a partnership between Active Minds and the Steve Fund.
The Steve Fund is now actively recruiting a group of young people of color into the Crisis Text Line training program to become crisis counselors on their platform.
An extensive article in The Atlantic Monthly (975 words) reports on Steve Fund activities, including its collaboration with 7Cups and recently released data on students-of-color mental health.
With minorities forming the majority of Americans by 2044, the future success of our nation will depend on the mental health and emotional wellbeing of all student populations.Stephanie Bell-Rose
The Stephen Fund is the nation’s only organization focused on supporting the mental and emotional health of students of color.Evan Rose
The timing for this is excellent. It is critical.Dr. Annelle Primm
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.