“Among parents from households earning less than $60,000 a year, 27 percent say their child was less involved with school activities because of cost.”

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. Volume 27 | Issue 5

Oxford High School
Cybersecurity Club

2022-2023 G.O.A.L. Recipient

The team used their grant to compete in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. Through a series of online competition rounds, teams are given a set of virtual operating systems and are tasked with finding and fixing cybersecurity vulnerabilities while maintaining critical services. Students are given real-world scenarios and it looks great on their resume while they are learning some amazing skills!

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Many Michigan students across the state are unable to participate in academic, extracurricular activities due to the participation costs. With little help from their schools, students and their families are burdened with increased transportation, lodging, and registration fees which prohibits 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. Make a tax-deductible gift today, and support students around the state !

Our Impact


We are proud of our positive impact across the state, supporting students and educators. Read our 2022-2023 Impact Reports.

Program Updates

  • 2023/24 G.O.A.L. Application Now OPEN!

    Grants for Opportunities in Active Learning Application Opens August 1, 2023 – The G.O.A.L. Program Application is now open for the 2023/24 School Year. The grant application opened on August 1, 2023, and will close on October 13. This blog post contains important information for grant applicants about the process, grant determination questions, and more! […]

  • Hello G.O.A.L.

    Changes Made to the Extracurricular Opportunity Program July 19, 2023 – With the adoption of a new, comprehensive strategic plan at the June Board Meeting, the Michigan Youth Education Fund is excited to announce changes to its flagship program! Previously, the Educational Opportunity Program provided grants to students and student groups to reduce barriers and […]

  • 2022-2023 Grant Recipients

    October 24, 2022 – The Michigan Youth Education Fund is proud to announce its 2022-2023 Student Group Grant Recipients. MiYEF received a record number of applications this year and distributed $4,000 in grant money to impact 172 Michigan students! Learn more about our grant recipients below. This year’s grant recipients represent a diverse group of […]

  • 2022-2023 Grant Application Opens!

    August 1, 2022 – The Michigan Youth Education Fund opened its 2022-2023 Student Group Grant Application on August 1st. The grant program aims to eliminate barriers for students participating in academic extracurricular activities by awarding mini grants to student groups in order to reduce the cost of participation fees normally the responsibility of the student […]

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Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! The Michigan Youth Education Fund is a recognized, tax-exempt organization under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). Charitable contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes. EIN 85-0760093

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 academic, extracurricular activities. Learn more about us here!

What is my donation used for?

Your donation directly supports access to academic extracurricular activities for Michigan students through our G.O.A.L. program. Donations also help us support our other programs and operational needs.

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