Here’s How to Help Your Children Transition to High School

When you’re 14 years old, making the transition to high school is a big deal. It’s a scary and stressful time, and one of your children’s top concerns is making friends.

Research shows continuous participation in sports and activities is associated with having more friends in high school. Sports and activities provide safe settings for students to start new friendships and maintain existing ones.

Participating in high school sports and activities is one of the easiest ways to make new friends. And with friends by their side, your children will have fun, have a greater sense of belonging and feel more connected to their new school.

You’ve seen and heard what others have to say. Now… what do YOU like most about participating in high school sports and performing arts? Would you recommend playing high school sports to kids in middle school? If so, why?

Submit your video using the hashtag #MyReasonWhy, and we will repost our favorites!! And by the way, feel free to be as expressive, passionate and creative as you’d like.

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Help us tell the story about the value of participating in high school sports and performing arts.