Athletic engagement supports physical growth via promotion of healthy bone, joint, and muscle tissue synthesis and stability. Athletics are also linked to reducing physiological detriments associated with sedentary lives, such as high blood pressure and obesity. Furthermore, a correlation has been found between regular exercise and mental health among students in general as they move into the teenage years.
After school activities for teenagers – such as mentoring programs – provide positive effects for participants, which, in turn, is beneficial to the family and the community.
Participating in such creative arts programs –visual or performing – can have many positive effects beyond self-expression. Platforms like teen art programs allow their participants to evolve as artists and academic achievers. Creative art programs also help students develop real-life skills that could translate to their careers.