Our Mission
To augment and enhance educational programming within South Lyon Community Schools. Through planned giving efforts, grants, scholarships, and fundraising, the foundation seeks to have a positive impact on the current generation of students who make up South Lyon Community Schools, as well as those who follow. 

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Our Background

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!

Our Call for Support


The SLEF is looking for members of the South Lyon community who are interested in donating their time. Whether your passion is in event planning, marketing, or corporate fundraising, the SLEF is a great place to volunteer. 

Sponsor or In-Kind

Multiple sponsorship levels available including many non-monetary ways to sponsor with in-kind donations.


The SLEF invites you to join us in providing a better future for our students. Donations can be made by clicking below and are tax-deductible. Employers may match donations. 

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Buy "South Lyon Stronger Together" apparel to support the foundation.

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Our Accomplishments

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. 

Meet Olive!


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

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