The Real Meaning of Clubs


Clubs are a great way for students to get involved and step out of their comfort zone. In addition, the wide variety of club options offered gives students another opportunity to express their passion and interests in the school environment. 

Some have the notion that joining a club only benefits students for their college applications and expanding their resume, but it does much more than that. The truth is, some kids lack the skills of communication and find it hard to make new friends, especially with the pressure high school and finding where you belong; clubs are a solution to finding a new way to make communicating with people easier. When joining a club that interests an individual, they are not only able to work with the topics they like but also are around people who enjoy the same interests as you.  

Learning how to work as a team is an essential skill for any career. Being in a club teaches you how to adapt and share advice to others, according to Bentley University.

High school is the time in everyone’s lives where they start to figure out who they are and who they want to be; clubs give you that opportunity. There are tons of clubs for everyone to join and try out to find which one fits you. There is no shortage in the variety of clubs to join. There is bound to be one club that fits anyone’s personality. 

“I was really able to communicate with new people and be able to relax and have fun””

— Nicole Baird

Clubs help a person adapt to different environments that they might come across later in life. These skills are important to help be successful in a career. Clubs help to build skills like working effectively with others, leadership and communication skills. In a club, a person is able to work on and build upon these skills in order to help with future work environments. 

They can prove very consequential. If you take on increasing responsibility and achieve success, your extracurricular involvement will not only help you get into college—it could even help you pay for college!” says The Princeton Review

Some people may say that clubs are too much responsibility. It is true that some clubs may prevent you from participating in other activities you may want to do, but most people understand that you can’t be everywhere at the same time. So if the responsibility of the club you’re in seems like it’s too overwhelming, take a step back and talk to a representative of the club to ask them to adapt to your schedule. 

“Some extracurricular activities are much more time-intensive than others. Varsity sports, for instance, may preclude you from participating in any other activities. But if you become increasingly accomplished in your activity, then you don’t necessarily need to be a member of multiple clubs.” continues The Princeton Review.

If you find a club that really interests you, make that a priority to become more accomplished in the subject. The best part about joining a club is finding who you are and the people you want to spend your high school career with. Don’t let overwhelming responsibility take away the real meaning of clubs.