Our Kids Need Co-Curriculars Activities. Students need to learn to work hard. They need to get knocked down and learn to get back up. They need to build a resolve to never, never, never give in. Life is never as easy as we think it’s going to be. We must prepare our students for that reality and provide them the skills they need to overcome adversity with perseverance. In our current educational system co-curricular participation is the best way to teach those skills.