Extracurricular activities

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Participating in youth programs or religious activities can positively influence identity, goal-directed behavior, emotional growth, social skills and social capital. Youth participating in extracurricular activities often learn to empower themselves, as well as their peers.
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Definitions: Children ages 6 to 17 who participated in organized activities outside of school, such as sports teams or lessons, clubs or organizations

Data Source: National Survey of Children’s Health