It’s officially August, and you can’t walk into a store without seeing a “Back to School” sign hanging up. This also means that if you’re a recent high school graduate, you know what that means: college life.

Who are you kidding? You could not wait for this moment all throughout senior year of high school. You had set goals to start fresh and start leaving your parents’ rules behind, and now as the day approaches, you may be feeling your stomach turning, or getting sweaty palms, but the thought can be scarier than the process. 

Join the Youth Channel on the “YC Podcast” to hear Youth Producers discuss what it really means to ball on a budget, how to chef it up with a “struggle meal,” and what the transition into adulthood is like.

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