GPYEF (Greater Portage Youth Education Foundation)
Promoting: Academics, Athletics, Business, Civic Duty, Fine Arts & Science
Projects and events where you may have noticed our involvement include, but are not limited to: Two GPYEF scholarships given out each year, assisting in fundraising for the eight new tennis courts near Bob Mael Field, the new wood floors at John Muir and the Junior High gyms, the permanent concession facility at the High School Softball/Baseball complex, the all-fall-sports Tailgate Party held annually at the parking lot outside of Bob Mael Field, the Portage High School (PHS) Hall of Fame (HOF) Golf Outing in July and the PHS HOF Banquet in September, The Musical/Cabaret hospitatlity gatherings, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the First Annual Blues Fest benefiting the Music Department.
Donations to our group are welcome. If you would like to donate to our organization click on the donation form on this website. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The Greater Portage Youth Education Foundation, Inc. (GPYEF) is a charitable non-profit organization that helps fund and assist extracurricular programs that benefit Portage students. Our interests range from band to theatre to athletics and more.
Our mission statement reads: The Greater Portage Youth Education Foundation will be a supporter, a partner, and a critical friend of the Portage Community School District, as it strives to enable students to be effective communicators, make responsible choices, possess high ethical standards and positive self-esteem, and respect our rich heritage.
The Greater Portage Youth Education Foundation was established in 1996 with the goal of raising $900,000 in private funds to give the Portage High School a state-of-the-art Technology Center, Performing Arts Auditorium, and Gymnasium. Since that successful campaign in 1996, GPYEF has been a vital force in providing improved educational and extra-curricular opportunities for students in and around the Portage area. We have accomplished this through a variety of organizations that operate under our Board of Directors.
Additional organizations that are part of GPYEF include: The Touchdown Club, Youth Football, Portage Youth Basketball (Boy's Club Basketball & Girl's Club Basketball), Portage Youth Sports, and Portage Youth Soccer.