Dr. Lomax: Are Black Families Prepared for College?

"Our kids have got to get the education they need to succeed in the 21st century."

Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President and CEO of UNCF, recently appeared on Radio One’s “Roland Martin Show” to discuss how prepared black families are to send their children to college.

Research by Learning Heroes, a non-profit that helps parents navigate the changes happening in classrooms across the country so they can help their children be successful in school, and by UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute shows that African American parents are overwhelmingly supportive of their children receiving a post-secondary education and believe their children are prepared to succeed in college. However, statistics show young people of color often are not adequately prepared for post-secondary education. During the segment, Dr. Lomax discussed what African American parents must do to ensure their children succeed in high school and in college, and what African American families must do to get─and keep─their students on the road to earning a college degree.

Click to listen to this full interview.