The value of extracurricular activities
The Obama administration continues to share its vision for innovation, growth and access to quality employment to help America to remain competitive in the global Marketplace.
The President’s program seeks to foster an educated workforce and create an environment that stimulates entrepreneurship. A key component in this effort is the education of our nation’s youth. Students need to receive an education that helps them to become lifelong learners as well as the creators and innovators that can help America gain a competitive edge on the global competition.
Another key component of Career Readiness is a student’s pursuit to identify their talents and skills. It is essential for a young person to gain access programs that help them to develop character so that they can achieve mastery in school and life. Prolific youth development programs have at their core, a mission to help strengthen the social development of their participants. Parents can maximize the effectiveness of these programs by helping their child to identify the character development lessons learned. The skills learned can be used in the acquisition and discovery of other talents that will help create employment or entrepreneurship opportunities in the future.
To obtain more information about programs that would interest your child, visit their school, local YMCA or United Way, 2-1-1 program.