Initiatives

SNACK PROGRAM

We provide healthy snacks for schools to give to kids who are hungry.

FOOD PACK PROGRAM

We supply food packs to students in need over extended school breaks.

CHAMPIONS FUND

We support kids with funds to pay for opportunities that may not otherwise be available to them.

COOL GRANT PROGRAM

We support educators in funding Whole Child Emphasis and Equity-based programs.

MENTOR PROGRAM

We pair a child at Rome Corners Intermediate School (5th and 6th grade) with a caring adult.

CONNECTING OREGON KIDS

We provide Internet access/service for families so kids can connect and learn, like their peers.

OUR MODEL

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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:

  1. Listen.

  2. Research current practices.

  3. Determine assets, deficiences and areas of opportunity (i.e. systems, practices, financial, people resources).

  4. Develop viable solutions with objectives, timeline, plan for sustainability and evaluative measures.

  5. Do the work. Enlist people and resources within the community and our schools to accomplish objectives.

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