ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning

ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning  is committed to showcasing and supporting ACT’s efforts to close  opportunity and outcome gaps for all individuals, including: students  of color; first-generation students; families  with economic challenges; and exceptional and diverse  learners.

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Equity in Action

Stay informed through ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning blog which offers thought leadership and reflective pieces on barriers and solutions to help students who are systemically underserved achieve education and career success.

Believe in Yourself and Know Your Worth

August 2022 | Savanna McAtee, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

The advice I would give to first-generation college students is to believe in yourself and know your worth. Make sure to go to class and pay attention, stay after school for those open hours and connect with your advisors.

Summer: Rest, Reflect, Reset

July 2022 | Bryan Contreras, vice president, myOptions®

As we close out another academic year, the summer brings the opportunity to rest, reflect, and reset. It’s important to build time into our summer calendars for these three Rs, or we risk packing our schedules with other competing activities or tasks. As college access and career advising professionals to young people across the nation, we play a key role in our students’ futures.

Life is Like An Experiment

June 2022 | Mutasim Ahmed, ACT Scholar and Kirkwood Community College student

Since I was young, I have loved reading books and I feel passionate about being successful in the future. I have been dreaming of becoming an engineer because I am good at math and science.

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