What You Get out of it: Cheerleaders gain confidence, poise, and leadership. These last a lifetime!
What You Do For Your School: Cheerleading promotes school spirit, pride, enthusiasm, identity, community and sportsmanship for the whole school.
If you don't like the stereotypes of cheerleaders- go out for cheer yourself, or encourage someone to who won't be just another stereotype!
So you say you're worried about grades- You're probably going to the game every Friday night ANYWAY, why not cheer while you're at it? Either I, or your squad-mates can help tutor you if you need it.