Research + News | Topic: Calling
Apr 9, 2019
Stop Asking Kids What They Want To Be When They Grow Up
The question forces children to define themselves in terms of work. Read the article here.
Apr 2, 2019
What Do Young Americans Really Think About Trade School?
There has been a gradual decline over the past few years in students enrolling in occupational education programs, trade schools, and apprenticeships. Read the article here.
Mar 7, 2019
The Stigma Of Choosing Trade School Over College
When college is held up as the one true path to success, parents—especially highly educated ones—might worry when their children opt for vocational school instead. Read the article here.
Jul 27, 2017
Why Go To College?
IIn partnership with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), Barna asked American adults about their beliefs on the primary purpose of a college education. Read the results here.
Jan 13, 2017
High Cost Of Education Limits Career Choices For Millennials
We’ve all seen the staggering student loan debt statistics: It averages more than $20,000 and 69% of Millennials have student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve of New York. What the numbers don’t tell us is what is going on in Millennials’ minds before they take on this debt.
Read the rest of the article here.
Oct 7, 2016
9-Yr-Old Starts College, Wants to Become Astrophysicist: ‘I Want to Prove That God Does Exist’
While most other 9-year-olds are in fourth grade, William Maillis has graduated high school and is currently enrolled in college with plans to become an astrophysicist. Read his story here.
Jun 10, 2016
When Millennials Go to Work
It’s graduation season, and that means millions of young Americans (Millennials) are being awarded degrees from colleges and universities across the nation, and are now heading into the workforce—many for the first time ever. But what are the unique expectations of this generation when it comes to work?
Read the research article from Barna here.
Apr 11, 2016
How Can I Help Seniors Navigate The College Choice Dilemma?
“Where are you going to college?” is one of the most frequent and emotionally-loaded questions faced by high school seniors during second semester. Read the full article here.
May 11, 2015
Why a Gap-Year?
Derek Melleby writes a guest post on the Reach Students blog about the benefits of a Gap Year. Read the post here.
Feb 10, 2015
Enabling Students to Find Their Place – Part Two
A further look at helping students discern their calling and develop their gifts, even when college might not be the right choice for them. Read the blog post from Tim Elmore here.