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Catch up on all our past events on demand. Our best college and career planning tips are available for you to rewatch whenever you want.

Let's Talk $$$: Filling Out the FAFSA

STORYTIME: How I Won a $40,000 BigFuture Scholarship!

POV: Being Black in Professional Sports

POV: Being Black in Gaming

The Real Tea on HBCUs and PWIs

HBCUs, PWIs, and You

What is Real Talk?

Real Talk is a career and college exploration initiative designed to connect Black students and families with Black professionals and representatives from colleges and access organizations across the country. We empower Black students to own their future, their way.

Start Planning for Your Future

Real Talk is a safe space for you to learn and engage, while also getting answers to your most pressing questions about life after high school. No matter where you are on your journey, we’re here for you. Family members and educators are also encouraged to participate!

Tools and Resources to Get Started

Here are some easy steps you can take to start planning your future.

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Real Feedback

Everything y'all had to say was actually important and helpful and I learned A LOT by attending.

- Student (Real Talk End of Season Survey Spring 2022)

I loved how the conversation flowed organically as if they were all one big family.

Student (Real Talk End of Season Survey Spring 2022)

Real Talk was so engaging! Although virtual, it felt like I was in person!

- Parent (Real Talk End of Season Survey Spring 2022)