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Our Story

Who We Are

We are an alliance of students, educators, school board members, and parents fighting to reduce barriers and costs for all Michigan students participating in extracurricular activities.

Where We Began

In High School, Eric’s model United Nations club faced an impossible challenge, find funding or miss out on their final conference of the year. With no financial help from their school and increased costs, most students were unable to participate. Eric looked to his community for help and was able to raise $2,000 and shatter records for his school that year.

Why We Started

To ensure no student has to sit on the sideline and miss out on learning activities that further personal, professional, and educational development, Eric founded the Michigan Youth Education Fund to provide grants and resources for all Michigan students.

“No student should have to sit on the sideline and miss out on valuable opportunities due to financial reasons.”

ERIC SIEGRISTFounder & Executive Director

Where We Are Today

Today, the Michigan Youth Education Fund has distributed more than $4,000 in grant money and impacted over 3,000 students since its founding in 2020.

We are continually improving and expanding our programs to support Michigan students and their needs.

Michigan Youth Education Fund

Founding Principles


Support for students while they explore their passions and interests is critical for personal, professional, and educational development.


Instilling the value of education and life-long learning is core to our mission so students can use the skills they learn and develop beyond graduation.


Through hands-on, high-quality, extracurricular activities, we can encourage learning and empower the next generation of leaders.

Our Finances

By The Numbers

The Michigan Youth Education Fund is committed to transparency and we believe the communities we serve deserve to know how our funding is allocated.


How Can You Help?

We need your help to achieve our mission! Consider making a tax deductible donation today or volunteer to make change in your community.