Participating in after school activities

By participating in after school activities, kids develop friendships, learn new skills and build self-esteem.

Small Acts Matter - By participating in after school activities, kids develop friendships, learn new skills and build self-esteem - Red Deer & District FCSS

Evidence

Four measures of social capital (for immigrant youth) are:

  • frequency of contact with friends
  • perceived friendliness of neighbours
  • frequency of attendance at religious services
  • frequency of involvement in other groups or organizations.

All four measures are expected to be correlated with positive assessments of Canada.

Source: New Immigrants’ Assessments of Their Life in Canada; Analytical Students Branch Research Paper Series