Kids need positive activities such as after-school programs, field trips and special events that recognize and reward achievement to stay focused, engaged, and excited about school. A small reward of achievement is cherished by a child, and can serve as a catalyst for future dedication to schoolwork, especially if praise and encouragement are lacking in the home. The Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation provides funds for activities and rewards that recognize kids’ accomplishments, enhance the learning experience, and make school fun.