Prosocial clubs are made up of students with a common interest, are advised by a faculty member and meet regularly. These co-curricular groups can be any club, organization or activity that provides an opportunity for youth to engage in positive activities outside the classroom. Included under this definition are academic clubs, the arts, prevention based clubs, humanities, leadership and athletic organizations.
Broward County Schools advocates prosocial clubs because they benefit the student and the community through building self-esteem, civic engagement and student’s connection to school and others with similar interests. These factors protect against the development of conduct problems, school misbehavior, truancy, and drug abuse.