Bound Together

Bound Together is located at:

All Saints Episcopal Church
171 West Pike Street
Pontiac, Michigan 48343-1750

Find out more on Bound Together's website, too.

Video of the Bound Together in action.

Click here to view the video presentation by Mitch Albom.


Bound Together was established in 1994 by parishioners of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pontiac MI. Since then, Bound Together has welcomed and embraced many children (and their families.) The children have the opportunity to be part of the Bound Together community 5 days a week from September through May.

On alternate Mondays, we offer either an art experience or a healthy cooking class. On Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays, we offer academic assistance with reading and math. Children are met (where they are) academically and strive for improvement and competency. We try to offer one on one tutoring  and for the most part, we achieve that! We currently have 24 children ranging from 1st through 6th grade. The majority of our children remain at BT as long as possible. The children, when they “age out” of the program, are invited back for art and cooking. Several of the children do just that!

Work sheets are completed that are found in their individual binders. We keep track of progress and the work is documented in our files. While completing work, we always say that we recognize struggle and celebrate success! We offer incentives to be both productive and positive.

We offer a clean, calm and  nurturing environment that children can take comfort in. Our routines are predictable and consistent. They are greeted with love and understanding.

Wonderful story: One child arrived half way through the tutoring session. This was highly unusual as she usually arrives promptly at 4:00pm.  As she placed her hand on my shoulder she said “Hi, Ms. Jane” I turned and said “Aniyah, I am so happy to see you! It is late for you to be arriving?” She replied, “I got home, no one was there. My mom wasn’t there, and I couldn’t get a hold of my  grandma….so I thought,  what do I do? I said to myself, Aniyah, go to Bound Together. You like it there. They like you and it is nice.” Aniyah walked 2 miles to get to Bound Together.

St. Philps presently supplies folks that either tutor or help serve dinner. We always welcome more people to be involved, as either tutors or helpers, in art/ cooking and serving meals!

The help offered, and graciously received from St. Philip’s Rochester changes the lives of many and has for many years! Thank you so much!

A short video link  Click Here

Jane Porter Executive Director Bound Together 167Wpike St Pontiac MI 48341


  July 2020  
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