Welcome Back, Bulldogs, Tigers, and Warriors (Oh My)!
Across the country, some schools are already in session, while others still have a week left to prepare. Social media is brimming with “1st day of school” photos, and high school seniors’ throwback photos to the first day of Kindergarten.
Meanwhile, here at YouthBeat, we’ve been investigating lifestyle and attitude trends over time. Click here to download our hot-off-the-presses Back-to-School infographics for 2015-2016. We’ve looked at seniors, entering their final year of high school, and 1st graders, just beginning their journey through primary education.
The short story? The kids are all right! There have been some downright heavy events in the culture and news over the last few years that hit close to home for youth of all ages (a tumultuous economy, public violence, bullying, and concerns over sports safety, to name a few). These types of events can lead to angst, isolation, and depression. But what we’re seeing instead are youth who are clinging more tightly to their families. They’re into healthy habits. They are bullish on the future.
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