Young, Gifted & Advancing

Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being Among Students of Color  

11.01.19

November 1, 2019
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
​3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20057​

Admission free | Space limited | Registration required

The Steve Fund’s seventh conference in the Young, Gifted & @Risk series, Young, Gifted & Advancing, will be held at Georgetown University on November 1, 2019. 

Young, Gifted & Advancing will explore the relationship between mental health and well-being, and student achievement and graduation—across stakeholder groups such as students, families, university administrators, faculty, and mental health professionals. Topics to be included are: the micro- and macro-climates in daily student life and how they impact college students of color in their ability to thrive on campus and ultimately graduate.

We will discuss the wide range of psychological, social, institutional, and systemic factors that undergird the campus experience of college students of color and seek to identify the levers to academic success in higher education for college students of color.

Through presentations from scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners, as well as interactive dialogue among attendees, this program will conclude by making recommendations for changing the educational experience and clearly identifying strategies for participants to maximize academic success in higher education.

Note: Information on speakers and schedules will be available in the coming weeks. Official registration will open in September.

November 1, 2019
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center
​3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20057​

Admission free | Space limited | Registration required

8:00 am to 8:45 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am to 9:30 am

Welcome and Opening/Purpose

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Keynote Session

10:30 am to 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am to 11:45 am

Response Panel

Noon to 1:15 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

Breakout Groups: Institutional Structures and Climates

  • The Residential Campus Climate: Fostering an Environment of Welcome and Inclusion
  • The Community College Climate:  Creating a Culture of Care
  • The Classroom Experience and Impact on Learning
  • The Role of Faculty: Supporting the Mental Health of Students of Color
  • Staff Engagement: Commitment and Diversity
  • Place and Proximity: Removing Barriers to Mental Health Services for Students of Color
  • Navigating College: Learning the Processes, the Rules, and the Guidelines

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Breakout Groups: Peer Connections

  • Religion and Spirituality:  Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging
  • Sexual Health and Incidence of Violence:  Autonomy and Safety
  • Intersectionality: Living into the Multiplicity of Identities 
  • Graduate Students: The Interplay of Independence and Isolation 
  • Student Peer to Peer: Models, Training, and Technology
  • Mental Health and the Right to Belong
  • Students of Color Well-Being by Design

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Break

3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

Final Reflections