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ORGANIZATION: Bound Together

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 389 people are interested
Girls reading together
Learning with friends is fun!

We provide one on one tutoring, nutrition and enrichment services for children in grades 1-8. Our program runs from mid-September through mid-May. While we will be in-person in Fall 23, we will continue to offer some virtual tutoring as well. COVID related policy follows Pontiac School District, and masks/hand sanitizer are always available to students and volunteers.


Fall 23 will mark the roll-out of experiential options for students, with facilitation of art, STEM, literacy, athletics and 4-H activities on successive Mondays each month in October, November, and January - April. Volunteers needed to assist, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, with projects and to build relationships!


+ Pre-program consists of the 3:30 - 4:30 hour in which activities/snack are prepared, and students are invited in for quiet games, puzzles, conversations -- or for blowing off steam in the gym!
+ Our tutoring hour runs from 4:30 - 5:30, with 1:1 student/mentor time for homework and enrichment. Supplementary curricula and activities are provided to support tutors. Tutoring services are delivered in a large classroom setting with individual study carrels.
+ The nutrition portion of our program, 5:00 - 6:00, is comprised of a sit-down dinner prepared on-site for our students and involves simple cooking, set-up/clean-up as well as table hosting for our students - guiding conversation and encouraging social bonds.

Volunteers can select work in one or several areas above on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday -- offering flexibility for hours/week of commitment. Volunteers undergo a background check and receive an orientation before beginning.

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About Bound Together


171 W Pike Street, Pontiac, MI 48341, US

Mission Statement

Bound Together’s mission is to nurture self -worth and academic growth for Pontiac elementary school students, creating a caring community among our families and volunteers.


For 25 years, Bound Together has welcomed, nurtured and encouraged all who are part of its fabric, providing tutoring and nutrition services at no cost to families. We are entrusted with children who are actively working toward improving their academic skills, and who also form strong bonds with each other and the adults who support them during our time together. Bound Together is in session after school every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with multiple one-hour volunteer roles available from 3:30 - 6:00 PM throughout the school year. After every tutoring session the children enjoy a hot meal. The success of the program is a direct result of caring volunteers who give of themselves as an investment in the life of a child.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


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171 W Pike StreetPontiac, MI 48341



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Reading / Writing
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 10 hours per week, flexible.
  • Patience, warmth, and a sense of humor!

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