Join the Conversation!

The Office of the Surgeon General, California Endowment, and the Steve Fund are thrilled to invite young representatives to Youth Mental Wellness Now! A Youth Wellness Summit in Los Angeles, California.

Today, there is a rising number of young people, and especially young people of color, who struggle with their mental health. Too many are struggling academically, suffering emotionally, and some face serious risk. Population-specific factors influencing mental health are too poorly understood and not acted upon.

The Summit will focus on healing justice, wellbeing through narrative, youth call-to-action, and multi-pronged approaches to support youth. Together, we seek to create space and opportunity for the wisdom and lived experience of young people to inform and fundamentally transform the structure, conditions, and culture of youth-serving systems.

Live stream link to come

Summit Sessions

Day 1: The National Conversation

While our in-person attendance is limited due to pandemic protocols, we will post a link for our live stream soon so that you can join us virtually. All times listed are Pacific Time.

Session will include: 

  • Opening Artistic Presentation, Centering Blessing and Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome & Opening remarks from Governor Gavin Newsom and California Endowment President & CEO Dr. Robert K. Ross
  • Fireside Chat with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy and youth leaders
  • Breakout sessions: Youth Narrative, Mental Healthcare with the Steve Fund, Youth-led Efforts, What’s Happening & Where
  • Mindfulness Breathing Exercise
  • Next Steps: Commitment Announcements, led by Surgeon General Dr. Murtha
  • Concert and Wrap up


Live stream link to come

Day 2: The California Conversation

Schedule to be announced

Our Partners

california endowment

Social justice and health equity for all Californians

california children's trust

Reimagining California’s approach to children’s behavioral health

california surgeon general

Advancing the health and well-being of all Californians by focusing on three key priorities — ACEs and toxic stress, early childhood, and health equity

president's youth council

Centering youth voices to cultivate narrative and systems change through storytelling to improve the health of underserved communities across California

The nation’s leading organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color

yr media

YR Media fosters a national network of young content creators who create multimedia content and journalism for this generation.


Supporting young people impacted by marginalization and oppression to move into positions of leadership, decision-making, and power

Utilizing radical imagination, art and culture to communicate ideas, connect brands with causes, and advance social change

Providing access for people to Bruce Lee’s Practices and teachings to enhance personal growth and spread harmony.

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Our Mission: Promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color