This book articulates the important benefits of school sports and other co-curricular activities which empower youth and dissuade them from gang involvements and deviant behavior. It also describes how these voluntary programs motivate students to stay in school, earn better grades, reinforce the ideals of our Constitution more than any other single type of activity, and prepare youth in cooperative skills so greatly called for by employers today.
Ronald M. Jeziorskiis an Educational Consultant in San Jose, California. Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh is President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame.
Chapter 1 Foreword; Preface; The Best and Worst of Times for American Youth; Behavior Standards, Self-Restraint and Implications for Democracy; Sports and Competition: Their Value to Western Civilization, Education, and Democracy; Dance of Life, Change, Adaptation