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From Illusion to Disillusion

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn What a difference five years makes. When social scientists began assessing Generation Y (The Millennials born between 1984-2002), their prospects were bright. We began reading about them a decade ago, when authors Howe and Strauss touted their confident attitudes, self-esteem and optimism. Jobs were readily available as commerce was still…

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Please Say No

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn I just finished doing some staff training with a great group of leaders who serve in a non-profit organization. They work with young adult volunteers between 17 and 25 years old. During our discussion, one of the staff members told me that her roommate is an elementary school teacher who…

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Groom the Gift, Tame the Tude

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn I love working with students. I believe in this next generation of kids–the ones born between 1984 and 2002. Whatever you choose to call them, Millennials, Generation Y, the Digital Generation, their sheer size and demographic are destined to transform our culture, as they become adults. Social scientists believe they…

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Will They Grow Up?

4shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn I have been musing for some time about a demographic group sociologists say has expanded worldwide. The years between 18-26 and even beyond have become a distinct life-stage—a strange, transitional never-never land between adolescence and adulthood—in which young people stall for a few extra years, putting off adult responsibility. Some…

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