By Benjie Shaw
Campus Minister, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
While many still associate Millennials with college campuses and young adult idealism, the reality is that the vast majority of Millennials has moved on from college and is firmly entrenched in an all too familiar narrative of idealism confronting reality.
In 2014 the Pew Research Forum identified Millennials as the portion of the population between the ages of 18-33 (Pew Research Center, “Millennials in Adulthood: Detached from Institutions, Networked with Friends.” Released March 7, 2014). It’s now 2016, so add two years to those ranges and you realize that only about 10 percent of the Millennial population in America is college-aged. Millennials have mostly moved on from academic settings and are now infiltrating the “real world.” [Read more…]