College for Everyone? Why Some of Gen Z are Opting Out

According to a recent study, 78% of high school juniors and seniors found their post-secondary plans changing during the pandemic — the biggest change being where people attend college and for how long. Some high schoolers chose not to attend college at all. Hadassah Zenor-Davis, owner of Heiress XO Cosmetics, says her decision to start a small business straight out of high school was as informed by her mental health troubles as it was by her lack of interest in continuing school. “I’ve always known that I wasn’t a college person, but I come from a family that [expects you] to go to college whether you want to or not … So I applied to colleges, but I knew I wasn’t going to go. At the same time, I was struggling with mental health issues … specifically really bad anxiety and depression.” Read more at YR Media.

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