Improve kids’ school attendance and test scores
Did you know that a good after-school program can improve kids’ school attendance and test scores? Numerous research studies have demonstrated that students enrolled in after-school programs get better grades and miss fewer days of school than students not enrolled in after-school programs. Flowery Branch children are often more excited about going to school in the morning when they know they’re coming to us at the end of the day!
Keep children out of trouble and on track for success
AfterSchool Alliance reports that kids who don’t spend time in an after-school program are 49% more likely to have done drugs and 37% more likely to become a teen parent. It’s important to make sure your children are accounted for so that they aren’t unsupervised on the streets. After-school programs can help keep kids out of trouble by keeping them engaged with constructive activities while not in school.
Help kids develop better interpersonal skills
Children who participate in after-school programs have better social skills and improved self-confidence, according to the U.S. Department of Education. In this way, after-school programs set up children for success later on in life by developing the interpersonal skills they need to thrive in the workplace.
Combat childhood obesity by keeping kids active
The journal Applied Developmental Science found in a study that elementary school students enrolled in an after-school program were less likely to be obese and more likely to be accepted by their peers. Since many after-school programs incorporate fitness and sports, they can help keep kids active. Learning and practicing martial arts after school is a great way for your child to keep fit and healthy.