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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.


Education | Instructional Media Design | Library and Information Science | Race and Ethnicity | Secondary Education and Teaching


This article is the publisher's (National Council of Teachers of English) version, previously appearing as: Power Carter, S., Damico, J.S., and Kumasi, K. The time is now! Talking with African-American youth about college. Voices from the Middle, v16 n2 p47-53 Dec 2008.

Copyright 2008 National Council of Teachers of English.