You’ve just had another boring day of classes, a boring bus
ride home and a boring evening of flipping through TV channels. You’ve decided
that something’s gotta change here. Well, don’t just sit there – join a club or
a sport, chica! There are millions of reasons why extracurrics rock. Check out
our top 10 faves:
10. You don’t have to
ride the bus home. Unless you’re super lucky, you probably have an
annoyingly long bus ride after school. So give your ‘rents a reason to come
pick you up, and join a club that keeps ya busy ‘til the buses are long gone.
9. They look great on
college apps. Even if you’re in middle school, this is a good one to start
thinking about. Colleges love seeing that you’re passionate about certain
activities—and that you’ve been doing them actively for a while. Start looking
around for something you could stick with and who knows? Maybe you’ll fall head
over heels for quidditch or ceramics.
8. You learn how to
get along with different kinds of people. This is huge, ‘cause chances are
your life is gonna be packed with situations where you’re going to be working
or hanging out or living with people who do things differently than you do.
Learning how to get along and make friends is a great skill to learn.
7. You never know when
you’ll get to go on an extra-fun weekend activity or trip. Lots of clubs
take yearly trips to cool places to check out museums or to compete in
championships. So make sure you get to go along next time!
activities give you a li’l extra time away from your fam. Feuding with sis?
Can’t handle another afternoon spent with Mom nagging you to clean up your
room? Get an hour or two of free time that your folks will be A-OK with.
5. You get to learn
more about or get better at somethin’ you love.
4. Extracurrics help
you de-stress after a day of sitting in class. Zen out as you do something
you L-O-V-E. Trust us, it’s a major win.
3. They keep ya from
bein’ bored at home. Boredom is probably the most common ailment of any
student. So stop it before it starts this year by keeping yourself busy after
2. They help you
learn to balance your sched and stay organized. Studies have shown that
kids who do extracurrics tend to get better grades. So score straight A’s this
year by learning how to handle a busy sched and how to avoid procrastination.
1. You can hang out
with your besties…and even make some new ones. A li’l extra time with your
girlies is always a plus. But if your pals aren’t into the same things you are,
don’t sweat it. You’ll just meet new awesome people, and ya know that they’ll
have at least one thing in common with you, since you’re all in the same club,
What’s your favorite
after school activity, sweeties?
BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 8/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN rock your new school, pick a sport, extra curricular, what should I do after school, crack the college code, back to school, have the best school year ever, get your act together guide