REQUEST A SEMINAR OR WORKSHOP

The Steve Fund’s seminars and workshops are interactive virtual and in-person learning opportunities for students of color and those that serve them. Developed and facilitated by mental health experts, these interactive learning opportunities help promote the mental health and well-being of students of color. 

Each seminar or workshop is designed for a 1.5 to 2 hour time frame and are customized to your group’s needs. If you don’t see a topic that interests you, please let us know and we can explore various opportunities. In order to create a more effective learning environment and use engaging activities (small and large group discussions, interactive exercises, simulations, etc.), our seminars and workshops work best with 15-150 participants. If your group size is larger than 150 please let us know and we will discuss feasibility. 

We ask that all requests be submitted four weeks prior to the event. Below is an overview of what to expect after submitting your request.

FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

Workshops are designed to equip high school and college students of color with the knowledge and skills to maintain a positive mental health and well-being as they navigate the educational system and life transitions. In-person and virtual workshops are available for groups and organizations. As a result of participating in our workshops, students will: 

  • Understand how systemic racism (in education settings and society) impacts their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being; 
  • Aquire the skills to process, respond to, and heal from racialized experiences such as the COVID-19 pandemic and discrimination towards their communities;
  • Gain knowledge and skills to maintain their individual and collective wellness to prepare, navigate, and persist in their academic pursuits. 

Workshop offerings include:

Transition to College, Academic Persistence, and Preparing for the Workforce

This collection of interactive student workshops situates students in their educational context by exploring college readiness, high school and college experiences and persistence, and entry into the workforce. Throughout our workshops we also take into account non-traditional educational pathways especially for first-generation college students, low-income students, student parents, transfer students, foster care students, veteran students, and DACA and undocumented students. Workshops include:

Timely and Special Topics

Our approach to supporting students is understanding that they live in an ecosystem — influenced by our society, institutions, organizations, communities, and their family. This set of student workshops focus on topics that are timely and relevant to the experiences of students of color throughout their educational journey. These workshops also engage groups of students who hold shared marginalized identities or experiences, including gender, sexuality, immigration status, disciplinary training, and school/college type. 

FOR STAFF, ADMINISTRATORS, FACULTY, & PROVIDERS

The Steve Fund partners with nonprofits, community organizations, high schools, and higher education institutions to offer professional learning experiences for administrators, instructors, providers, police, advocates, and others that wish to increase their awareness and gain skills to support the mental health and well-being of students of color. Participants will have an opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with a community of professionals who are committed to equity in mental health. Training is available virtually or in person.

COST 

We are committed to meeting the needs of students of color and supporting those that serve them. We have built a fee structure to offset the time and costs of our consultants and our staff, and to expand our services and reach. To learn more please contact Laura Sanchez-Parkinson at laura@stevefund.org.

To learn more or submit a request, please complete the form below: