Mentoring Freshmen Into Extracurricular Activities By: Michael Richardson Slide 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. Slide 3 Benefits of Extracurriculars - Increased GPA - Weight loss - Decreased stress levels - Decreased substance use Slide 4 Academic Underperformance (Holloway) Slide 5 Obesity - 1 in 4 kids (16-33% of children to adults) - 300,000 deaths each year (American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry) Slide 6 Stress - 121 million people are affected (Self-Improvement-Advice.org, Leach) Slide 7 Substance Abuse (Brown) Slide 8 Substance Abuse (NSDUH) Slide 9 Substance Abuse (NSDUH) Percentage of Teens Who Use Illegal Drugs Slide 10 Participation in Sports 2009- 2010 Fall Sports: (Griggs, Sjolander) Slide 11 Participation in Sports 2009- 2010 Winter Sports: (Griggs, Sjolander) Slide 12 Participation in Sports 2009- 2010 Spring Sports: (Griggs, Sjolander) Slide 13 Proposed Solution - 5 min. blocks in Freshmen Chapel - Twice a week - Guidelines Slide 14 Feasibility - Club advisors (Coaches) - Students in clubs/sports - Public speaking students - Humanities teachers Slide 15 Desired Outcomes and Measurements - Less stress - Grades increase - More Participation - Healthier and more active Slide 16 Whats Been Done and Whats Next? Slide 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, 2009. Web. 21 Sept. 2010.. - - Brown, Randy. "How does participation encourage positive youth development?" Extracurricular Activity. Cooperative Extension, n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2010.. - - Holloway, John H. "Extracurricular Activities: The Path To Academic Success." Educational Leadership. ASCD, 2010. Web. 25 Oct. 2010.. - - Leach, Grady. "Stress Statistics." Hardcore Stress Management. Hardcore-Stress-Management.com, 2010. Web. 24 Oct. 2010.. - - Mrs. Griggs. "St. Johnsbury Academy." Nov.-Dec. 2010. 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. 2010.. - - "Self-Improvement-Advice.org." Exercise Relieves Stress. Self-Improvement-Advice.org, 2010. Web. 15 Sept. 2010.. Slide 18 Thank You!