Kids learn best when they are fed, healthy and have a positive environment in which to learn.
More than 750 young people in the Oregon School District qualify for free or reduced lunch. Ten years ago that figure was 5%. And, we know there are families who have recently come upon hard times or don’t qualify for this program, yet aren’t getting by.
In order to truly make a difference for students, FOSD partners with Oregon School District educators to learn about barriers to learning for our kids. Then, we focus in on programs/initiatives that are designed to make a positive, long-term impact.
In using this model, we do the following:
Research current practices.
Determine assets, deficiences and areas of opportunity (i.e. systems, practices, financial, people resources).
Develop viable solutions with objectives, timeline, plan for sustainability and evaluative measures.
Do the work. Enlist people and resources within the community and our schools to accomplish objectives.