When X = Student Activities,
The Alliance for Student Activities has created an engaging presentation that pulls together the most current research, dialogue and thinking about the impact of co-curricular activities on student performance.
The evidence is overwhelming and quite compelling. Student Activities are the missing variable in too many educational reform equations.
Whatever your desired educational, social or emotional outcome, student activities are the common denominator that drives student performance.
Participation in student activities increases students' standardized test scores, GPAs, graduation rates, college acceptance rates and college success rates. It practically eliminates the likelihood that a student will choose to drop out of high school.
Student activities develop core social and emotional skills while reducing high-risk behavioral problems and long term public assistance needs.
Student activities are a bargain, as the average school district spends less than 3% of their overall operating budget to support them.
So, whether you are an educator, an administrator, a policy-maker or a community member, when it comes to student activities, MAKE THE TIME, PROMOTE THE VALUE AND BE A CHAMPION FOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES!
Written and produced by Bob Tryanski and David Brame
for the Alliance for Student Activities.