Why Extracurricular Activities

Five diverse women role models smile at girls from the Importance of Extracurricular Activities video discussion

Why Extracurricular Activities (2:22)

“When I’m also interviewing and looking for a person, I’m looking for a person who has the ability to work well on a team, as well as to bring all their smarts to the group. So I need to know that there are other things and other extracurricular activities that you’re performing in order to come into our group and work as that whole person.”

Discussion Guide

Independent Learning Guide: This all-purpose guide can be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about the importance of extracurricular activities.

Classroom Lesson Plan

What’s the best way to build skills for college and a career and have fun at the same time? Find out from the role models in this video how participating in extracurriculars like sports and music can do all that.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth “before, during, and after” learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Empowerment Activities

Use Empowerment Activities as a fun way to reinforce the video topic and build community with your students.

Fun Page Activity

Fun Page Activity: What extracurriculars might be just right for you? Use this graphic organizer to take a look at activities you can try.