Real Talk

Empowering Black Students to own their future. Rewatch our fall 2022 events.


Rewatch Real Talk

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

What is Real Talk?

Real Talk is a virtual college exploration initiative designed to connect Black students and families with Black representatives from colleges and access organizations across the country. We empower Black students to own their futures 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!

Fall 2022 Virtual Events

HBCU Edition

Connect with Black HBCU representatives over two nights.

Night 1: Wednesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. ET

Night 2: Thursday, September 29, at 7 p.m. ET

NY Careers Edition

Connect with Black professionals about their journeys to success.

Black in Tech: Tuesday, October 11, at 7 p.m. ET

Black in Sports: Thursday, October 13, at 7 p.m. ET

Black in Entertainment: Tuesday, October 18, at 7 p.m. ET

Paying for College Edition

Connect with Black financial aid experts about FAFSA, scholarships and more.

Night 1: Wednesday, November 2, at 7 p.m. ET

Night 2: Wednesday, November 9, at 7 p.m. ET


Stay tuned for our spring events. All grades are welcome!

Parents & Educators

Support your students on their journey. Stay tuned for our spring events.

Tools and Resources to Get Started

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


Create a College Board Account

Sign Up Now

Search for Colleges

Start Your Search

Scholarships for Class of 2023

Get Started

Explore Your Future Career

Search Careers

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)