Bound Together Detroit is a youth enrichment program operated from Church of the Messiah Detroit in partnership with Christ Church Grosse Pointe. The program assists economically disadvantaged children in the southeastern Detroit area.
Bound Together Detroit (BTD) is under the same corporate entity as the Bound Together program in Pontiac. Our parent organization, Bound Together Pontiac, serves the community surrounding All Saints Pontiac. We are a Michigan non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation.
Our mission is to create a safe, stable, diverse environment for personal and academic excellence. We nuture the development of young people to be creative, self-directed, collaborative leaders. We embody the values of a just society. We offer a caring community with a shared moral purpose, respecting the dignity of those we serve.
The Bound Together Detroit programs are offered at no charge and could not be successful without the continuous support from Church of the Messiah, Christ Church Grosse Pointe, volunteers, various grants such as private donations and fundraisers. Financial contributions and volunteer support are always gratefully received! Our wish list includes things such as phonics / academic series books, bookshelves, computer programs and basic classroom materials that students can keep.
Programs for Bound Together Detroit
1) The after-school tutoring program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-6 P.M. This program provides students in first through sixth grade with healthy snacks, one-on-one mentoring/tutoring, homework help, and additional academic support in reading, writing, and math. The student waiting list is ever growing due to financial restrictions and tutor shortages.
2) Summer Day Camp runs 11AM-4PM for four-weeks during the summer. We maintain our mission to develop and nuture our students with healthy meals and enriching educational activities. Breakfast and lunch have been donated in the past by the Detroit Institute of Arts, educational activities include, but are not limited to: Arts and crafts, Science experiments, Geography projects, Drama, and Nutrition. We also arrange field trips to Museums, Belle Isle, Detroit Zoo, and the Detroit Science Center. We foster pride in all that the City of Detroit has to offer while continuing to educate our children about health, safety, life skills and academics.