How Do Gen Z Students Spend Their Time?

School is cool: our youngest generation is spending more time on homework and volunteering than any generation in history. Up by almost 1 hour more than in 2005 – 2009, Gen Z spends a weekly summation of 6.48 hours per week on homework and 2.66 hours per week volunteering, which has doubled from 1985 – 1989. 

Additionally, these students are devoting more time to learning and less on working. Although fewer college students are working while in school, those who do work are working less. From 2010 – 2016, students worked an average of 6.66 hours per work in comparison to the 11.26 hours per week students worked from 1985 – 1989.

Teens also enjoy spending their summers in school so they can earn credit before entering college. Gen Z is on track to become the most educated and entrepreneurial generation in history. Continuing reading for more insights on how our youth is reshaping the college years.


Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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