The positive influence of family involvement on the academic achievement of youth is well documented and spans the K-12 pipeline, yet, there is limited understanding of the role of family in supporting college enrollment and completion for diverse Black students. This session features a qualitative study examining the role of family and identity in the experiences of immigrant and U.S.-born Black collegians. The session concludes with a discussion of implications relevant to precollege and college counselors.
Participants will be able to describe the familial context and engagement of ethnically diverse Black collegians across multiple points in the K-16 pathway: pre-college, college transition, and college completion.
Participants will be able to discuss the relationship between family, racial identity, ethnic identity, and the college experience of diverse Black students.
Participants will be able to co-construct implications for both pre-college and college counseling and support services to effectively engage both Black students and families in supporting educational achievement.