The Time is Now!: Talking with Black Youth about College

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Carter, Stephanie Power; Damico, James; Kumasi, Kafi D
College Exploration and Success; Cultural Identity; Critical Literacy; Technology Integration; Community Literacy; Race & Ethnicity; Education; Instructional Media Design; Library and Information Science; Race and Ethnicity; Secondary Education and Teaching
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This article explores the authors work with a group of African American youth in an after school community literacy program. The authors examine how these youth used a set of Internet-based technology tools to evaluate whether or not a group of colleges would affirm their cultural identity and help them succeed if they attended these institutions. From this work, the authors describe how they began to rethink the relationships between college exploration,access, cultural identity, and students potential academic success.