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We believe that participation in athletic, art, music, theater and academic programs increases the overall learning experience.
A student’s participation should not be limited due to lack of financial resources.

Helping kids in West Ottawa Public Schools

WHAT WE DO

The Panther Fund provides financial assistance for all middle and high school students at West Ottawa Public Schools who desire to participate in athletics, arts, music, theater and academics and their ability to participate has been limited due to financial constraints.

50%

Half of the student population at West Ottawa Public Schools are eligible for the Free and Reduced Lunch Progam, a federally assisted meal program.

The Panther Fund believes in the power of participation in school enrichment programs and provides qualifying students with up to $100 in assistance to help make participation in these activities more affordable for families in need.

HOW

Helping kids in athletics
ATHLETICS

We help students pay for school required insurance, an athletic physical and team apparel in addition to basic sports equipment and more.

Helping kids in theater
THEATER

Students come to us with requests to help offset the cost of participating in performing arts programs, which can include costumes, travel, other expenses and more.

Helping kids in academics
ACADEMICS

We support students' academic needs such as helping pay for field trips, calculators, registration
and conference costs, club apparel
 and more.

Helping kids in arts
ARTS

The Panther Fund supports students with an interest in exploring their talent in visual arts by helping cover lab donations and assorted art supplies.

Helping kids in music
MUSIC

We believe students should have every opportunity to pursue their musical interests. Our support affords students the opportunity to participate in band, orchestra and choir.

The Panther Fund values each and every student and the talents they have to offer their academic community. We strive to offer the opportunity to test, grow and challenge their abilities in a safe and nurturing school environment.

Helping kids in West Ottawa Middle and High Schools

The Panther Fund helped me participate in sports even when my family was going through tough times. The Panther Fund really gave me a great opportunity to excel in athletics at West Ottawa.