Perseverance is focusing on a long-term goal despite challenges, consistently performing required or important tasks and demonstrating initiative in spite of obstacles or distractions.
Research shows that perseverance is important for academic success, including educational attainment and school grades. Young people with strong perseverance skills will set goals, persist in completing a task even when challenges arise, connect a current task to future goals, and try again when they fail at doing something.
The following case studies are examples of after school programming at various grade levels.
Kenny Cats & Clubs
Thompson Island Outward Bound
Boston University Upward Bound