85% of college grads moving back home
When I graduated from college, I got a job in San Diego (where I was from) and moved back home. I would guess that only 30-40% of my friends moved back home after college.
Times are changing.
According to a recent survey, 85% of college graduates are moving back home with their parent(s). That’s a lot. (Note the technical research language I used in my last sentence.)
There are all sorts of questions that emerge for those of us who serve teenagers and emerging adults.
-How can we help kids and parents deal with the complexities of moving back home, ranging from re-establishing communication patterns to knowing how to handle “curfew” (or whatever that looks like)?
-How can we help these folks who feel transient take root in our communities?
-How can this be not just a holding pattern for these young adults but a time of deep formation? (this question is certainly related to the question right above it)
I think this dynamic brings new ministry and community opportunities for us. Now we just have to figure out what those are, and determine how to move forward toward them.
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