Press Statements

Steve Fund
20 May 2022
Several national reports highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of youth of color. The CDC Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey reveals elevated levels of emotional distress, experiences of racism in schools, and disparities in mental health care access. The U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory outlines environmental risk factors and emphasizes the need for mental health support in schools and workplaces. President Biden's mental health strategy aims to strengthen the mental health system, increase workforce diversity, and expand access to culturally appropriate care. The Steve Fund continues its efforts to provide mental health support to young people of color and collaborate with various stakeholders to advance programs and resources.
Steve Fund
29 Nov 2023
The Steve Fund (TSF), one of the nation's leading nonprofit organizations supporting the mental health and well-being of young people of color, today announced that the organization has been named one of 160 organizations selected for the 2024 Bank of America Boston Marathon Official Charity Program. The TSF Charity Team runners will raise valuable funds leading up to the 128th Boston Marathon, presented by Bank of America, on April 15, 2024.
20 May 2022
The Steve Fund has compiled a list of trauma coping resources in response to recent violence against the Black community and expresses solidarity and support.
Steve Fund
15 Sep 2020
The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force Releases Recommendations for Higher Education Institutions and Employers on Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being of Students of Color. Experts provide recommendations on how to mitigate mental health risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, and racial upheaval 
Steve Fund
15 Sep 2020
The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force has released recommendations to help institutions of higher education and employers mitigate mental health risks for young people of color. The COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, and racial upheaval have created new challenges for students and young employees of color. The recommendations focus on building trust, collaboration, engaging faculty and staff, prioritizing mental health investment, leveraging community resources, and supporting the transition from higher education to the workplace. The Steve Fund Crisis Response Task Force has released recommendations to help institutions of higher education and employers mitigate mental health risks for young people of color. The COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, and racial upheaval have created new challenges for students and young employees of color. The recommendations focus on building trust, collaboration, engaging faculty and staff, prioritizing mental health investment, leveraging community resources, and supporting the transition from higher education to the workplace.
Steve Fund
02 Jun 2020
Recent events have once again highlighted racial inequities and injustice in America, emphasizing the unique challenges faced by young people of color. The Steve Fund condemns racism and violence. There is a need for deliberate investments that support services to foster resilience and promote the mental health of students of color. The Steve Fund provide resources for coping with racial trauma and self-care during this difficult period.
Steve Fund
06 Aug 2019
The Steve Fund is concerned about recent mass shootings targeting communities of color and offers condolences to the affected families. The reactions of fear and stress are understandable. The Steve Fund provides coping strategies, such as seeking social support, minimizing exposure to graphic media, and reaching out to others affected by the tragedy.
Anuja Khemka
13 Jun 2018
The Steve Fund expresses deep concern over recent incidents of racial profiling and harsh consequences faced by college students of color. The psychological distress caused by microaggressions and racism and emphasize the need for support and resources. The organization, in collaboration with the JED Foundation, has developed an Equity in Mental Health Framework to address these issues, but further research and efforts are needed to ensure the well-being of all college students.
06 Sep 2017
As an organization dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color, the Steve Fund is extremely concerned about the impact of repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This repeal will affect mostly young persons of color, also known as Dreamers.
Steve Fund
14 Aug 2017
We are deeply concerned beyond the immediate impact of the events. Across the nation, young people of color are exposed to images that represent nothing short of profound racial trauma.