South Lyon Educational Foundation

Parents & Teachers Making a Difference!

Despite our community's incredible growth, South Lyon Community Schools remains one of the lowest funded districts in the state. The South Lyon Educational Foundation is a grassroots effort to help our kids and support our staff. Through teacher grants, scholarships and other exciting programs, SLEF is fighting to make sure our students get the proper funding they need outside of the district's limited budget. We invite you to join us in providing a better future for all our kids!

Meet Olive!


SLEF is proud to support the pilot dog therapy program at South Lyon East High School. Click here to read more!

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Henry Parks, 1st grade student at Salem Elementary School, gives SLEF a thumbs up!

SLEF Purchases

Read-at-Home Book Kits 

SOUTH LYON—Schools may be shut down, but the South Lyon Educational Foundation is determined to support our staff and students now more than ever. Partnering with Reading Recovery teachers throughout the district, SLEF is proud to purchase 50 sets of Pioneer Valley Read-at-Home book kits to ensure that our
K-5 students—including those with unreliable access to technology or those who may not be able to consistently participate in online learning—will have their own high-quality fiction and non-fiction books with simple lesson plans at their fingertips.

“During these uncertain times, books can bring comfort and take us to places without ever leaving our home,” said Amani Badillo, South Lyon Community Schools Elementary Literacy Specialist and SLEF
board member. “Having these sets of books will provide students access to some wonderful resources that are needed to keep them actively engaged in literacy and learning.”

The South Lyon Educational Foundation continues to work tirelessly to provide additional resources for our staff and students. We are a grassroots effort spearheaded by parents, teachers and community leaders that works diligently to fund grants, scholarships and other big, exciting ideas in education, such as the dog therapy program being piloted at SLEHS in the fall.


If you’d like to support our efforts, please consider making a tax deductible donation on our website. 

The South Lyon Educational Foundation is so grateful for our many generous sponsors and donors!

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345 South Warren Street

South Lyon, MI 48178