A new decade for Generation Z

The largest generation says goodbye to childhood and hello to responsibility

Vincenza Portella

While the end of the New Year may be exciting it can also be scary. As we say goodbye to the end of the decade, Generation Z is saying goodbye to their childhood. As many know, Gen Z is roughly the age between 1995 and 2010. They are the most ethnically-diverse, and largest generation in American history. It is hard to believe that many of these “kids” in the next decade will be embarking on a new stage of life. 

It seems as if it was just yesterday when Gen Z kids were sitting on their couch watching Hannah Montana, Lizzie McGuire or even playing  “Just Dance” on their Wii.  And now 10 years later, we are entering a new era of them growing up and having a life of their own. Many of them are beginning 2020 in school and will will end this decade with a job and possibly even starting a family. 

When asking Grace Walker, a senior from Shore Regional, what she is excited about entering the new decade she said, ̈I am most excited to take the next step of my life. Even though I will miss being a kid, I can’t wait to be going to college next year. It is crazy to think that by the end of the decade I will have a full time job and will be starting a steady life for myself. I also can’t imagine what our world will look like in the future.¨