Image result for join a club   Katherine N.

     Are you in a club? No? Why not? There are so many options that appeal to the whole school. Whether you’re into anime, engineering, poetry, or dancing, there’s most likely a club for you to join! Middle School is also the time to really explore certain interests or maybe even discover new ones. I’ve put together a couple benefits from joining clubs at school or even out of school. 

     First, you develop social skills like communication, attitude, work ethic, teamwork, and leadership. You’ll learn the best way to communicate with both individuals and large groups and you’ll gain emotional intelligence as you develop new relationships. Knowing how to work well with a team is an essential skill for any career. Being in a student organization teaches you how to do this by putting you in situations where you are required to take advice from others, as well as give your own. Learning how different people respond and react to certain situations will help you develop your skills in presenting and implementing ideas. 

     Secondly, it’ll look good in any sort of resume or application. Showing employers that you participated in or better yet lead, a student organization, they’ll know that you’re hard working and can handle multiple responsibilities. Employers more than likely want someone with experience, so joining a club related to you work field will look great on your resume. So try aspiring to be 5 semester scholar!

     Lastly, overall clubs are a way to relax from the school life, but still have fun doing it. While taking part in club activities, you’ll be able to socialize with like-minded individuals and actually learn as much from them as you would your schoolwork. Meeting new people, making new friends, and participating in activities will help you make the most of your graduate school experience.

    After these reasons you really have no excuse to not join a club even later in life as well. There are so many options: Scholarship/CJSF (all grades), Bible Club, Library Club, Builders Club, Chess Club, Club Create, Gamers Unplugged, Girls Power, Multicultural Club, Sewing Club, and much more. Now, go out there and explore, have fun, make friends, and most importantly join the club.