When the school day ends, children and youth do not stop learning. Enrichment activities such as sports, arts, community service, and tutoring help them develop new skills, interests and friendships. Participation in quality out-of-school activities has been associated with better school attendance, grades, test scores, and interpersonal skills, as well as higher aspirations for college and reduced dropout rates. This measure shows what share of students have access to any enrichment activities three times a week or more, a threshold more likely to create positive outcomes.
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