Recently, research was performed on the claim that students involved in extracurricular activities receive higher grades than those who are not involved in activities. Personally, I completely agree with this statement. School has not always been a breeze and straightforward for me and that’s why I love being involved in so many activities outside of class time. It gives me something to do that I am good at, something that is fun and somewhere that I can meet new people. Getting involved in extracurricular activities outside your regular 9-3 school day is very beneficial to your social, mental and physical wellbeing.
Partaking in extracurricular activities outside of school or simply getting involved within your school community whether its students’ council, the school band or the basketball team it can only benefit you further. I believe that when something isn’t completely structured like math class would be, it gives you a chance to socialize amongst a different crowd and put those social skills to good use that you may have never knew you had. The most basic reason for joining a club or team is that it gives you something better to do than staring at the wall, sitting on the computer, or watching useless television. People who are involved and engaged with in their school and community are less likely to become addicted to bad habits, like smoking or drinking because their time is otherwise occupied. There are many obvious social benefits that come with getting into extracurricular activities. Participating in extracurricular activities helps you in other ways, too: It looks good on college and job applications and shows admissions officers and employers you're well-rounded and responsible. Aside from the great social factors, having something that you are involved and passionate about gives you a sense of self-confidence that shines through.
It gives you confidence. It gives you self-assurance. It gives you a challenge. When you do something...