It is our belief that extracurricular activities help students by providing character building lessons, teaching life skills, and giving students a sense of community that promotes healthy social skills. Participants learn discipline, responsibility , and perseverance, which leads to self-respect and confidence. Organization, time management, analytical skills, and creative problem solving are all life skills which are reinforced through extracurricular activities. And working together in a group promotes compromise, cooperation, networking and leadership skills.
We believe that through experiencing a variety of after school activities with their peers, students with visual impairments will develop the necessary skills sets to actively participate in extracurricular activities at their schools. Traditional after school activities in the areas of athletics, student government, community service, journalism, and performing arts will be explored, emphasizing specific skills necessary for success.