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1 Mentoring Freshmen Into Extracurricular Activities By: Michael Richardson

2 What I want Approval for a my proposed program to bring speakers into Freshman Chapel to speak about their passions and the importance of extracurricular activities in their own lives.

3 Benefits of Extracurriculars - Increased GPA - Weight loss - Decreased stress levels - Decreased substance use

4 Academic Underperformance (Holloway)

5 Obesity - 1 in 4 kids (16-33% of children to adults) - 300,000 deaths each year (American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry)

6 Stress million people are affected (Self-Improvement-Advice.org, Leach)

7 Substance Abuse (Brown)

8 Substance Abuse (NSDUH)

9 Substance Abuse (NSDUH) Percentage of Teens Who Use Illegal Drugs

10 Participation in Sports Fall Sports: (Griggs, Sjolander)

11 Participation in Sports Winter Sports: (Griggs, Sjolander)

12 Participation in Sports Spring Sports: (Griggs, Sjolander)

13 Proposed Solution - 5 min. blocks in Freshmen Chapel - Twice a week - Guidelines

14 Feasibility - Club advisors (Coaches) - Students in clubs/sports - Public speaking students - Humanities teachers

15 Desired Outcomes and Measurements - Less stress - Grades increase - More Participation - Healthier and more active

16 What’s Been Done and What’s Next?

17 Work Cited - - American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry. "Obesity in children and teens." American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry. American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, Web. 21 Sept Brown, Randy. "How does participation encourage positive youth development?" Extracurricular Activity. Cooperative Extension, n.d. Web. 7 Nov Holloway, John H. "Extracurricular Activities: The Path To Academic Success." Educational Leadership. ASCD, Web. 25 Oct Leach, Grady. "Stress Statistics." Hardcore Stress Management. Hardcore-Stress-Management.com, Web. 24 Oct Mrs. Griggs. "St. Johnsbury Academy." Nov.-Dec Microsoft Word file. - - Mrs. Sjolander. "Sport Participation." N.d. Microsoft Word file. - - NSDUH. "Participation in Youth Activities and Substance Use Among Youths." The NSDUH Report. NSDUH, n.d. Web. 9 Nov "Self-Improvement-Advice.org." Exercise Relieves Stress. Self-Improvement-Advice.org, Web. 15 Sept

18 Thank You!


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