Yes! Second languages help Americans more easily engage with the rest of the world and help with cognitive growth for children and teens.
This helps students process information differently and have better memory and critical-thinking skills, listen better and be better able to concentrate and multitask.
The need for bilingual professionals continues to grow, and this sets students up better for entering the workforce and better being able to support themselves and provide for any future family they may have.
There are too many benefits to dismiss.