Are High School Students With Higher Family Income More Likely To Continue With Competitive Sports Than Students With A Lower Family Income?
Athletics give children needed skills such as discipline, teamwork, leadership and other benefits related to health, hard work, and friendships. However, many athletic opportunities are not available to students in lower economic status communities. Additionally, since the specialization of sports begins at younger and younger age, children with lower socioeconomic status miss out on these advantageous lessons and experiences. This research project focuses on identifying solutions for low-income students to access and to participate in high school sports. The project will aggregate data from interviews of coaches from a few different high schools in the bay area to determine next steps.
The AAR program is a unique opportunity for Palo Alto Unified School District students, in grades 10-12, to engage in original research in an area of their choosing. Students are paired with mentors who are experts in the field of the student's choosing.
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