Here is an article that I wrote that was recently featured on the Youth Specialties Blog. If you have a passion to change the future of the church, join me in conversations about emerging adults at the National Youth Workers Conference.
In the United States, the societal expectation to attend college can be intense. Any graduating senior can attest to the pressure. In the fall of 2015, approximately 20.2 million students attended American colleges and universities. (SOURCE)
BUT IS EVERYBODY REALLY ATTENDING COLLEGE?
The Forgotten Half of emerging adults refers to emerging adults who do not go to college. Jeffrey Arnett used this expression during an address at the 2015 Conference of the SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF EMERGING ADULTHOOD). Although college remains a popular choice, many emerging adults do not attend, and are often forgotten in research conducted on college campuses.
Dr. G. David Boyd is the Founder and Managing Director of EA Resources, a non-profit that seeks to equip parents and churches to meet the needs of emerging adults. If he can help your community, contact him at email@example.com.