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The Daily Pennsylvanian reports on the fourth annual Young, Gifted & @Risk Conference.

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports on the fourth annual Young, Gifted & @Risk Conference.

Hundreds gathered at Penn Tuesday to discuss how to improve the mental health of minority students

Hundreds of experts, administrators, professors, and students from across the country gathered in Houston Hall on Nov. 14 to share ideas on how to promote mental health among students of color.

The Steve Fund, an organization focused on supporting the mental health of young people of color, paired up with Penn’s Counseling and Psychological Services to host a conference titled “Young, Gifted, and At-Risk.”

The conference, which is in its fourth year, featured speaker events and panel discussions. Speakers also encouraged audience members to talk among themselves about how racist events affect their well-being and the well-being of others on their campuses.

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