Decades of research underscore the importance of these spaces in improving student performance. The fact is that students who participate in extracurricular activities routinely have higher test scores, are more likely to graduate from high school, and are more likely to attend college.
Moreover, activities such as sports and the performing arts support holistic student development. They provide students with the opportunity to explore their interests and passions, develop leadership skills, and build relationships with their peers. Extracurricular activities help students develop social and emotional skills that are critical for success in higher education and the workforce.
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