The Millennium Phoenix

The Millennium Phoenix

The Millennium Phoenix

The benefits of extracurriculars

The benefits of extracurricular activities go far beyond the classroom and are important for us as a whole. From improving social skills and leadership to strengthening academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities has a major effect on our future achievements. These activities are more than just an extra part of school.

The first reason is personal development. We have the opportunity to explore our interests, passions, and abilities outside of the classroom by taking part in extracurricular activities. Participating in extracurriculars such as athletics, academic, or volunteer work helps us learn important skills like solving problems, working together, and time management while also introducing us to new hobbies.

The second reason is for college. Now, one cannot deny that extracurriculars look good on a college application. It’s what sets you apart from others, showing a spike in what you want to pursue in the future. Clubs show colleges what you are capable of and what your interests are outside of core subjects.

The third reason is leadership and social skills. Through extracurricular activities, we are able to connect with others who have similar interests and goals, which promotes inclusion. We develop the ability to work well in groups and form friendships with  peers, teachers. 

We have the opportunity to take on leadership roles in a variety of extracurricular activities, such as team captain for athletics, club president, or event planner. When we are in charge of organizations, decision-making, and effective communication, these experiences will help us get ready for leadership roles in not only school, but also in the future.

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