Black Families, Boarding Schools and Educational Aspirations
Many prospective Black families see boarding school as the foundation and pathway to an elite university, and demonstrating your school’s awareness of cultural differences and investment in resources to support the unique needs of Black families is paramount to welcoming students into your community.
In their forthcoming book from Johns Hopkins University Press, The Black Family’s Guide to College Admissions: A Conversation about Education, Parenting and Race, authors Timothy Fields, Senior Associate Dean of Admission at Emory University, and Shereem Herdon-Brown, educational consultant, boarding school graduate, and boarding school parent, dive into the unique issues that Black families have in the college application and admission process
Join us to explore how the admissions and college counseling offices can work in tandem to ensure the needs of Black students and families are supported throughout the journey through admissions and into your school’s community.
Shereem Herndon-BrownAuthor and Founder and CEO of Strategic Admissions Advice
Timothy FieldsAuthor and Senior Associate Dean of Admission at Emory University