Research indicates that students in extracurricular activities positively correlates with students’ development both academically and personally.

     Students who participate in extracurricular activities have greater academic success, greater character development, especially in the areas of time-management and leadership skills, more positive social development, and greater interest in community involvement. The educational system can use such information to encourage students to participate in activities that will enhance their personal and academic achievements.  

     Being involved in extracurricular activities offers important opportunities for student development (Blomfield & Barber, 2009), such as peer relations, appropriate social conduct, and basic skills for academic achievement (Metsapelto & Pulkkinen, 2012). Students’ academic achievements are the basis of most of the curricular outcomes that teachers use to evaluate students’ success. However, it is becoming increasingly important that students have opportunities to learn much more than just the curricular outcomes. students who participate in extracurricular activities demonstrate higher levels of academic achievement, greater character development, greater social development, and a greater sense of the importance of community involvement.