A Message from Hope Young

It has been an honor to bring helpful and practical content to hundreds of thousands of college girls over the past year. I have met so many wonderful people and made so many great friendships. I have loved reading so many comments from our amazing readers and getting to know you all. I have loved creating a team of editors and contributors and watching them grow. Basically, I’ve loved every part of creating and growing The Young Hopeful. However, sometimes things you love must come to an end. It is bittersweet for me to say that The Young Hopeful will be going on a hiatus indefinitely. We will not be publishing any new content, but our old content will always be here if you want to read through the archives at any time.

This was not an easy decision for me to make, but I think it’s what’s best for myself and for TYH. It’s become difficult to manage a website and also manage my blossoming career in marketing. TYH might make a comeback someday, or it may not. I honestly have no idea what the future looks like.

Thank you faithful readers and wonderful fellow bloggers for all of the support and love. It’s truly been an amazing journey.

All my love, Hope Young

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5 Things College Freshmen Need to Hear on Their First Day

The first day of college is thrilling. You’ve got your bags packed, your mind ready, and at least a few ideas about your first dorm room (hint: it will probably not be as cute as what you saw on Pinterest).

But it’s also an overwhelming and emotional time. Saying goodbye to your family; starting a new life, away from your friends; and living, sometimes, in a totally new environment can all be challenging. It’s a balancing act that almost every single freshman around you is facing. So if you’re dealing with that jumble of excitement and emotion today, here’s what I want to tell you: the five things freshman girls need to hear on their first day.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Financial Aid

Figuring out how to pay for college can be one of the most stressful parts. From student loans to grants to scholarships, it’s hard to figure out how to get the most bang for your buck, but we talked to some financial aid and admissions experts to get some tips on how to get the most out of your college financial aid package.

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How To Make the Most of Your First Week of College

So, you’ve moved in, said goodbye to the family, and are now living the independent lifestyle of a college student…but now what? The first week of college can be one of the best, worst, and most stressful weeks of the year. The stress of making new friends, fearing you’ll eat alone in the dining halls, finding your way around campus, and getting along with your roommate all seem dreadful, but trust me. If you go into this with a positive mindset and follow my tips you’ll be able to handle the first week like a pro.

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6 Essential Strategies to Simplify Your Semester

Hi, friends! Another semester is coming upon us very soon. I’m excited, but nervous at the same time, since I’m now taking junior-level classes! Your semester doesn’t have to make you nervous, though. If you take advantage of these systems, you can use them to simplify your busy life. Here are some strategies you can use to make your semester go smoother.

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The Essential Guide to Dating in College

Many girls go into college with the expectation that dating will be a breeze and that they will leave with a ring on their finger. While that is definitely possible, the dating scene is not always easy to navigate. We talked to some girls who have been in your shoes, as well as some relationship experts to get the scoop on how to date in college.

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The College Girl’s Guide to Setting Goals

Whether you’re pumped to get back to school or wishing for 3 more weeks of summer, there’s something so special about the beginning of a new school year. Motivated to make this year the best year yet? Start off strong by being more intentional about achieving your goals than ever before! These six steps will help you set lofty goals and identify the actionable steps to help you achieve them. Plus, download my goal setting worksheet to follow along.

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