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Young American Jan 2010

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Young American Jan 2010

  1. 1. January 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Born between 1985 and 2004. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Next. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2007, there were 34 million teens in the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 percent of 18-25 year olds don’t live with their parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Still have close family ties </li></ul></ul></ul>From The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press © AP Photo/Tim Larsen
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Use technology and the Internet to connect with friends, especially real-time technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use social networking sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>75 percent say they know someone who uses a social networking site </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixed attitudes about technology </li></ul></ul>From The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press © AP Photo/Dan Gill
  4. 4. <ul><li>Nearly 20 percent of young Americans are immigrants or are the children of immigrants. </li></ul>From the Center for Information on Civic Learning and Engagement © AP Photo/Brennan Linsley
  5. 5. From the Center for Information on Civic Learning and Engagement © AP Photos/Julie Jacobsen Most are Democrats. Voter turnout is up among young people. Young voters are the most diverse group of voters. Top issues: education, the Middle East, jobs and the economy, health care, and the environment.
  6. 6. Grade: Age: Kindergarten 5-6 1 (first) 6-7 2 (second) 7-8 3 (third) 8-9 4 (fourth) 9-10 5 (fifth) 10-11 Grade: Age: 6 (sixth) 11-12 7 (seventh) 12-13 8 (eighth) 13-14 * Some schools have Junior High School for Grades 7 & 8. Grades: Age: 9 (Freshman) 14-15 10 (Sophomore) 15-16 11 (Junior) 16-17 12 (Senior) 17-18
  7. 7. <ul><li>College attendance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18.4 million students projected to be in college in fall 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About half of Americans 18-29 have never enrolled in college </li></ul></ul>From the U.S. Census Bureau; CIRCLE © AP Photo/J.D. Pooley
  8. 8. From “The American Freshmen,” UCLA
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  15. 15. From “The American Freshmen,” UCLA
  16. 16. <ul><li>Essays from students on what it means to be a young American </li></ul><ul><li>Young authors rewrite the endings to their favorite books </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Journal focuses on the many pathways young Americans have available for professional success </li></ul>

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