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Our Best Advice for Participating in Extracurricular Activities

With the abundance of extracurricular activities out there, where do you start? We have advice to help you choose the right clubs and thrive in them here.

Extracurricular activities are an important part of both the high school and college experience for students. Joining clubs and organizations is a great way to meet friends, boost your interpersonal and academic skills, and pursue things you’re really passionate about outside the classroom. It may seem overwhelming at first with all your options—athletics, research, the arts, oh my! But with this advice, you can find the things worth dedicating your time and mind to, feel more comfortable among your peers, and balance it all while staying on top of your schoolwork. Start exploring, get excited, get involved, and have some fun!

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