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The Mindset List for the Class of 2021


August 23, 2017

The kids are heading back to school and some are heading to college for the first time. College freshman starting this Fall will be part of the Class of 2021. That means on average, they were born in 1999! 

Every year Beloit College creates a mindset list for the new class. This list features facts about the students and what they may have never experienced in their lives. It also includes famous people that weren't alive during their lifetime. 

Here are a couple of stand outs from the list:

1. This class will be the last class of kids born in the 1900's. This is also the last year for people that fall into the millennial generation. 

2. They have always played Pokemon. They've know Pokemon in its original form and now in the APP form. 

3. Justin Timberlake has always been a solo act. Really? I thought NSYNC ended in the mid-2000's. But I guess they would have been babies and not remembered.

4. They are the first generation that has used a phone for games, directions, and the internet which means they've only ever known phones to be smart phones and not rotary dial.

Wow! I love technology and use it every day all day, but I am so happy that I grew up in the 80's and 90's. I grew up in a time when kids played outside in the street and were safe. We knew it was time to come in when the street lights turned on. And if we had the chance to stay out a little later, it was to catch lightening bugs with the other kids in the neighborhood.

Beloit's list has 60 items on it. Go check out the whole thing here.