Episode 5: Extracurricular Activities

No matter whether a child has daily practice and games as a part of the basketball team or they love to sing in glee club, extracurricular activities has a number of positive benefits for them.

According to multiple reports, including an ACSD article, extracurricular activities have a direct correlation in lowering dropout rates for students. In addition, extracurricular activities can improve self-esteem, academic achievement and social skills, according to the County Health Rankings website.

Recently, Peggy Abkemeier Alford, who is vice president and chief financial officer of PayPal and a St. Louis native, spoke to students recently about the impact extracurricular activities made on her life.

The "Extracurricular Activities" webisode is a part of the Building Blocks digital series.

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