Today, the Supreme Court rejected race-conscious admissions programs in higher education.

The Steve Fund understands that today’s ruling may have significant mental health implications for many individuals, particularly young people of color. It may also affect the emotional well-being of faculty and staff in higher education settings.  During such challenging times, it becomes crucial to highlight the vital work and dedication of organizations like the Steve Fund.

The Steve Fund’s mission is to promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people of color as they transition from adolescence into higher education, throughout their higher education experience, and as they transition into the workforce so they can attain personal, academic, and career success and achieve their full potential. The Steve Fund works with colleges and universities, nonprofits, researchers, mental health experts, families, and young people to promote programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance for the mental health of the nation’s young people of color through direct support, knowledge building, and peer to peer resources.

In light of the recent Supreme Court’s decision, the Steve Fund remains committed to supporting young people of color and will continue to leverage its experience, knowledge, and expertise to address the mental health needs and concerns that may arise during this period of transition.  By providing tested resources and sharing expert insights, the Steve Fund will continue to collaborate with higher education institutions and other organizational partners to supply needed consultation and support for leaders, faculty and staff to protect and promote the mental health of young people of color.

The Steve Fund’s mental health experts are carefully evaluating the decision and urge you to do the same.  In the upcoming weeks, The Fund will be available for discussion and will release more information about responsive programming, resources, and assistance.  Please visit the Steve Fund’s website to engage with us.

If you feel that you are in a crisis or overwhelmed by this decision, text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained counselor 24/7.