The Steve Fund pilots online emotional support service for students of color

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The Steve Fund is working to pilot an innovative online emotional support service focused on students of color. The service is being created in partnership with 7Cups.com.

7cupslogoThe Steve Fund is working to pilot an innovative online emotional support service focused on students of color.  The service is being created in partnership with 7Cups.com, a platform matching volunteer listeners with individuals seeking support, community, and dialogue.  Starting February, the new service, YPoC@7Cups (“Young People of Color @ 7Cups) is available on the 7 Cups platform for students of color seeking emotional support and volunteers who wish to provide such support.

“With YPoC@7Cups there will be  an emotional support service that has a direct and immediate benefit to all students of color anywhere,” said Evan Rose, chairman of the Steve Fund.

“Partnering with the Steve Fund is a great opportunity to help  students of color dealing with emotional or mental stress,” said Glen Moriarty, the founder of 7 Cups. “At YPoC@7Cups these students will be able to connect with ‘active listeners’ who are especially trained to understand their unique situation.”

To date, this project has recruited over 1,500 listeners.

 

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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. Learn more.

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