On November, 14, 2017, for its fourth annual national “Young, Gifted & @Risk” Conference, the Steve Fund is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Ready for School? The Steve Fund Offers Support.

 

The Psychological Impact of Charlottesville - Steve Fund Podcast #3.

 

NPR's Marketplace reports on college mental health, quotes the Steve Fund.

 

A statement by the Steve Fund regarding the events in Charlottesville

 

Feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious? Text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

 

Conference discusses draft of groundbreaking recommendations framework

 

Tumblr and Steve Fund Team Up in Quilt Project to Support Student of Color Mental Health

 

Meet the new Steve Fund Scholars

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

 

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.

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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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Steve Fund Podcast #3: The Psychological Impact of Charlottesville

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What is the psychological impact on students of color of the recent events in Charlottesville, involving racist violence? Steve Fund Podcast host Dr. Terry Wright speaks with two medical experts: Dr. Alfiee Breland Noble, Senior Scientific Advisor to the Steve Fund, and Dr. David Rivera, associate professor of counselor education at Queens College, City University of New York.

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The Steve Fund and The Jed Foundation have partnered to create the Equity in Mental Health  Framework with evidence-based expert recommendations for  America’s colleges and universities to better support the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. It will be released in early 2017.

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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 receive the text and respond to you quickly to provide support. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

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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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The Steve Fund’s annual national conference will take place November 14, 2017, at the University of Pennsylvania. It is the nation’s only conference focused on bringing together scholars, campus administrators, mental health practitioners, families, students and community members to address the mental health needs of young people of color.

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Recent News:

Ready for school? The Steve Fund offers support.

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Heading back to school can be a bittersweet time. Anxiety about classes, friends, and recent events in the news can leave many students hesitant to return. The Steve Fund offers support.

A statement by the Steve Fund regarding the the repeal of DACA

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As an organization dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color, the Steve Fund is extremely concerned about the impact of repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This repeal will affect mostly young persons of color, also known as Dreamers.

NPR reports on college mental health, quotes Steve Fund

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NPR’s Marketplace reports on the growing need for mental health services at colleges and interviews the Steve Fund’s Executive Director, Dr. Terri Wright.

Thania Galvan is the 2017 Stephen Rose Scholarship Awardee

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Please join us in congratulating Thania Galvan, a doctoral student in Clinical clinical psychology PhD Program at the University of Denver, as the 2017 Stephen Rose Scholarship Awardee. 

A statement by the Steve Fund regarding the events in Charlottesville

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We are deeply concerned beyond the immediate impact of the events. Across the nation, young people of color are exposed to images that represent nothing short of profound racial trauma.

News coverage: Psychiatric News reports on mental health of students of color

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Psychiatric News, the print and electronic news service of the American Psychiatric Association, is reporting on the subject of mental health of students of color in an article on a recent panel session led by Dr. Annelle Primm, the senior medical advisor to the Steve Fund.

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What Steve Fund partners say:

SEO Scholars excited to partner

“Given our mission of enabling young people from underserved and underrepresented communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success, SEO Scholars is excited to partner with The Steve Fund on providing critical educational content related to the mental health and emotional well-being of our College Scholars. SEO Scholars is a free eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college with a 95% college completion rate.”

William A. Goodloe, President & CEO, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)

We look forward to our work with the Steve Fund

“As an organization focused on equipping high achieving men and women of color with the skills, coaching and connections they need to lead organizations and communities worldwide, we look forward to our work with the Steve Fund as we add best practices in mental health and emotional well-being to our programs’  curricula. It’s an important addition that will help maximize our impact on the lives of the young diverse people we serve.”

John Rice, CEO, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

The NAACP is grateful to the Steve Fund

“The NAACP is grateful to the Steve Fund for introducing critical mental health knowledge and best practices through presentations in front of thousands of young people at the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). We consider this a critical addition to this leading achievement program targeted at African American high school students.”

Larry Brown, Jr., ACT-SO National Director

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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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