As Latisha Ross, Ph.D., a research associate with Youth-Nex, points out, Black parents have a legacy of advocating for their children’s education. They are aware of the systemic inequities faced by Black students, and through their advocacy and involvement, they work to protect their children from harm and create nourishing spaces for them. Drawing from and building upon this legacy is a great strength. Two things parents can do are know their child’s strengths and support their interests plus maintain a connection with your community. Draw from these strengths when engaging in conversations about education with teens.