After-School Clubs and Organizations

The Okemos Education Foundation funded extra-curricular student clubs and organizations in every building and at every grade level in the district from 2010-2018.  After-school clubs provide important opportunities for our students to explore new interests, develop leadership skills, and interact with peers in a safe environment.  Many graduates agree that it is these extra-curricular experiences that shaped their happiest school memories. The OEF was proud to be able to aid in the continuation of these clubs during a time when the district faced severe budget constraints.

$405,291

Total amount of club funding provided by the OEF from 2010-2018

Clubs that were funded by the OEF

Okemos High School
ACTION – All Connecting to Improve Our Neighborhood (community service)
Connect – Freshmen Orientation and Mentorship
Quiz Bowl -- Competitive Trivia Team
Asian Club
Black Student Union
Drama Club
Earth Club
OHS Success Series
PRISM
Political Club
SADD -- Students Against Destructive Decisions
World Language Club
Chippewa 7/8
Art Club
Computer Coding Club
Homework Club
Kinawa 5/6
Archery Club
Cross Country Club
Science Olympiad
Bennett Woods Elementary
Safety Patrol
Chieftain Champs
Cornell Elementary
Safety Patrol
Student Government
Chieftain Champs
Hiawatha Elementary
Safety Patrol
Chieftain Champs
Okemos Public Montessori at Central
Safety Patrol
Culinary Club, sponsored by Great Lakes Hand Surgery Center

Funding provided by the OEF

2010-2011    $19,331
2011-2012    $68,397
2012-2013   $67,686
2013-2014   $71,506
2014-2015   $46,815
2015-2016   $50,256
2016-2017 $40,500
2017-2018   $40,800
Total:           $405,291

How were clubs selected to be funded by the OEF?

The list of clubs offered each year in Okemos schools is determined by the administrative team in each building.  The OEF board simply determined the amount of funding it was able to contribute each year to the district in support of clubs, and the district determined which clubs it would offer.

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