The Steve Fund Youth Advisory Board supports the Steve Fund’s programs, initiatives, and outreach efforts nationwide. Youth Advisory Board members promote the importance of education about mental health and emotional well-being and help young people of color access resources on college and university campuses and within their respective communities. They advise on all Steve Fund efforts; help maximize the Fund’s impact among young people of color; help create innovative strategy; and connect their peers to mental health resources. Youth Advisory Board member serve as ambassadors and leaders. In partnership, they work with one another to create, implement, launch, and engage.

You can read more about the Youth Advisory Board in the PDF packet to the right.

Youth Advisory Board
Roles & Responsibilities Packet

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Steve Fund Youth Advisory Application Form

Thank you for your interest in joining The Steve Fund’s 2017-2018 Youth Advisory Board. Please review the informational packet on the YAB to learn more information! All students (including undergraduate and graduate) from both 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities as well as recent graduates are eligible to apply.

Please note that we are also looking for two co-chairs to lead the Youth Advisory Board team. This position receives a $200 stipend per semester and will have incredible opportunities to attend conferences, devise relevant projects, and significantly contribute to the work of The Steve Fund.

If you have any questions, email alexandra@stevefund.org

APPLICATION CLOSES AUGUST 1st. SPOTS WILL BE FILLED ON A ROLLING BASIS.

Steve Fund Youth Advisory Board Leaders

Alexandra Williams

Alexandra Williams

Alexandra Williams
Chair, Youth Advisory Board

Alexandra Williams is a senior at Yale University majoring in political science with a concentration in urban studies. She serves as the National Youth Adviser of the Steve Fund and oversees the development and activities of the Youth Advisory Board and directs other youth engagement initiatives. Having worked with the Steve Fund for nearly two years, Alex has witnessed it’s massive growth in capacity and impact under the Rose family leadership and is constantly inspired by the organization’s commitment to supporting the mental and emotional well being of students of color. She is excited to work with the Youth Advisory Board to create meaningful programs that will reshape the institutional landscape of mental health services and support available at colleges, universities, and society at large for young people of color.

Jason Bell Rose

Jason Bell Rose

Jason Bell Rose
Co-Chair, Youth Advisory Board

Jason Bell Rose, co-chair, Youth Advisory Board, is the brother of Stephen C. Rose and a freshman at Harvard University. Jason is passionate about advocating for quality mental-health awareness and services within the community of young people of color.  Jason focuses on communications for the Fund, bringing forward the voices of students, conference attendees, and participating scholars.

Matthew Branch

Matthew Branch

Matthew Branch
Advisor

Matthew Branch is an Educator and Arts Administrator with a passion for social justice and a strong interest in community building. He is currently serving as Coordinator for Student Activities and Orientation at Brown University, where he advises and advocates for over one hundred student groups and is a key member of the planning committee for undergraduate Orientation. Matt is passionate about supporting the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of students on university campuses and is committed to creating equity for students who hold marginalized identities. Issues of mental health and emotional wellness for young people of color are extremely personal for Matt as a cousin of Steve Rose. He is honored to be able to join the Rose family and The Steve Fund as they promote the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.