Participating in student activities helps cultivate new interests and, according to research, correlates with academic success.
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“Students who participated [in extracurricular activities] were three times as likely to perform in the top quartile on a composite math and reading assessment compared with nonparticipants” (“Extracurricular Participation and Student Engagement”).
According to a study conducted by College Board, participation in extracurricular activities correlates with higher SAT scores. “The study found that participation in ECAs increased SAT math scores by 45 points and SAT verbal scores by 53 points” (“The Value of Extracurricular Activities”).