UNCF, The Steve Fund Partner to Host Mental Wellbeing Conference for HBCU and PBI Students
UNCF and The Steve Fund are proudly hosting Unapologetically Whole: Living You Best Mental Health Life, a conference for HBCU students that promotes mental well being. The event is sponsored by Peloton through its partnership with The Steve Fund, and Blue Shield of California’s BlueSky initiative which provides resources for youth, families, educators and caregivers to promote emotional well-being for youth.
The ongoing pandemic and heightened racial tensions have intensified the urgency of increasing the reach and impact of mental health programming at HBCUs and PBIs. This event is one of the initiatives that have come from the UNCF and Steve Fund partnership that began in 2021. Through its partnership with The Steve Fund, UNCF intends to launch its newly established mental health initiative with customized strategies, content, programs, resources and events all designed to build knowledge and establish a community of action around mental health and emotional well-being of students, faculty and staff on HBCU and PBI campuses.
The event, taking place January 26-27, 2022, will be an interactive program featuring a combination of knowledge sharing and conversations on critical issues impacting HBCU students and the communities to which they are connected. The workshops will be led by experts in the HBCU and mental health communities.
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UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically Black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20% of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.
About The Steve Fund
The Steve Fund is the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color. The Steve Fund partners with colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, mental health experts, employers, and young people of color and their families to deliver knowledge and skill building programs, services, technical assistance, and tools for young people of color and those who support and educate them.
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About Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California launched BlueSky to provide resources for youth, families, educators, and caregivers to promote emotional well-being for youth. BlueSky works with the California Department of Education (CDE) and nonprofit organizations to improve educational and health outcomes for youth by ensuring access to culturally diverse and responsive mental health resources. The initiative supports California youth mental health by providing access to mental health specialists in middle and high schools, training educators to recognize the signs of distress, empowering students with in-person and online mental health support resources, and help equip the next generation of diverse mental and behavioral health professionals and leaders.
Peloton is the leading interactive fitness platform in the world with a loyal community of more than 6.2 million Members. The company pioneered connected, technology-enabled fitness, and the streaming of immersive, instructor-led boutique classes for its Members anytime, anywhere. Peloton makes fitness entertaining, approachable, effective, and convenient, while fostering social connections that encourage its Members to be the best versions of themselves. An innovator at the nexus of fitness, technology, and media, Peloton has reinvented the fitness industry by developing a first-of-its-kind subscription platform that seamlessly combines the best equipment, proprietary networked software, and world-class streaming digital fitness and wellness content, creating a product that its Members love. The brand’s immersive content is accessible through the Peloton Bike, Peloton Tread, Peloton Bike+, and Peloton App, which allows access to a full slate of fitness classes across disciplines, on any iOS or Android device, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku TVs, and Chromecast and Android TV. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York City, Peloton has a growing number of retail showrooms across the US, UK, Canada, Germany and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.onepeloton.com/.