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$4,000
Total Grant Awards
178
Students Served
3,000+
Students Impacted
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Extracurricular Opportunity Program

Your $25 donation helps to directly reduce barriers and costs for Michigan students participating in extracurricular activities.
35% Donated
Goal : $10,000.00
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$3,510.00
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Barriers to Entry

Michigan students across the state are unable to participate in extracurricular activities due to cost. With no help from their schools, students and their families are burned with higher participation, transportation, and registration costs which prohibit many students from participating. We know that extracurricular activities help further students’ personal, professional, and educational development and make a lifelong impact. After the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic it is important now more than ever to support access to extracurricular activities.

No student should have to sit on the sideline and miss out on valuable, hands-on educational experiences because of barriers beyond their control.

27% of households with income of less than $60,000 reported a decrease in participation in extracurricular activities due to cost.

178

Students Supported

$4,000

Grant Money Distributed

33%

Increase in Cost

Participating in extracurricular activities like robotics, model un, forensics, and more promote:

  • Decreased drop-out rates
  • Increased college readiness
  • Professional skill development
  • Higher graduation rates


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FAQ

What is the Michigan Youth Education Fund?

The Michigan Youth Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to reducing barriers and costs for students participating in extracurricular activities.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! Since we are a recognized nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), your donation is tax-deductible. Our EIN number is 85-0760093.

What types of extracurricular activities are supported?

We support educational extracurricular activities recognized by a Michigan high school like model un, robotics, forensics, deca, host, and more!

What is the Extracurricular Opportunity Program?

The Extracurricular Opportunity Program provides grants to students and student groups to reduce the cost of participating in educational extracurricular activities.

Where does my money actually go?

88% of funds raised are distributed to Michigan students. Our entirely volunteer staff and minimal operational costs allow us to impact more students.

How are grants distributed?

Grants are distributed to students based on financial need, proposed benefits to students, and more. Our Application Review Committee (ARC) thoroughly reviews each application.

Updates

January 11, 2021

The Michigan Youth Education Fund began accepting applications for its student and student group grant program.

September 21, 2021

The Michigan Youth Education Fund awarded its first ever extracurricular opportunity grants to the following student organizations: 
  • Walled Lake Northern High School Forensics Team — Commerce, MI 
  • Oxford High School CyberSecurity Team — Oxford, MI 
  • Michael Berry Career Center HOSA — Dearborn Heights, MI 
  • Howell High School Dungeons & Dragons Club — Howell, MI 
  • Howell High School Troupe 6930 — Howell, MI
  • L’Anse Creuse High School – North DECA — Macomb, MI
 

April 20, 2022

The Michigan Youth Education Fund celebrated its 2nd year of empowering students and providing opportunities! Over the last 2 years, the organization has impacted more than 3,000 students and distributed over $4,000 is grant money.