Unformatted text preview: “Extra Curricular Activities” by Eccles • There is an urge to get kids to spend their free time taking part in extra-cirricular after school activities rather than solitary activities such as watching TV • Team sports had positive correlations to graduation rate and GPA but also increased risk of risky behavior such as drinking. • Almost all after school activities had positive correlations to enjoyment of school for 10 th-12 th graders. • Specific programs affect youths in different ways so it is important to find out which after school program is right for which individual...
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- Winter '07
- Extracurricular activity, Zimmerman, Youth Empowerment Solutions