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Author: David Wachtel

David Wachtel is the CEO of MePlusMore, LLC and has served Arizona’s EdTech and startup community for the past 10 years. In addition to his role as CEO, David is an Academic Associate at Arizona State University’s Entrepreneur and Innovation organization. For more information, please visit www.meplusmore.com.

Posted May 22, 2019, 10:51 a.m. by David Wachtel | View Comments

Research supports the positive academic and social outcomes when a student is engaged in sports, volunteering, clubs, organizations, and work-related activities throughout primary, middle, and in particular during a student’s high school years. A student who is consistently involved develops better organizational and time-management skills, which correlate to better academic performance. Also impacting academic performance is a student’s engagement with their school or organization. By participating in one or more activities throughout high school, like marching band, track team, or student government, a student’s identity grows along with their connection and commitment to other individuals in the organization. Many organizations, ...