Photos Source: Metro ServiceExtracurricular activities such as sports are beneficial to students’ development. So are activities such as music, dance and learning a new language. Just be wary of juggling too many extras. ■ Chronicle News Service (Metro Service) Many high schools, colleges and universities emphasize their goals of producing well-rounded students. Extracurricular activities teach students important life lessons, provide them opportunities to socialize and often stimulate their minds and bodies in ways that differ from the stimulation provided in the classroom. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau states that, in 2014, 57 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 17 participate in at least one after-school extracurricular activity.

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