School Partners

School Partners


Back 2 School Supplies

You can join Kensington’s School Partners by bringing donations or any of the following school supplies to your campus to fill the backpacks of local students and get them ready for a great year.

Here’s what they’ll need:

  • 1 pack of wide rule paper
  • 2 wide rule notebooks
  • 3 two pocket folders (3 rings)
  • 6 pens (blue and black)
  • 6 #2 pencils
  • 1 pencil case
  • 2 pencil erasers
  • 1 small pencil sharpener
  • 1 box crayons
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 packet of tissues
  • 2 highlighters
  • 1 box washable markers
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 safety scissors
  • 2 small hand sanitizers

Don’t have time to shop? Give online or write a check with ‘Back to School’ in the memo line.


Kensington’s School Partners volunteers come alongside students and families in under-resourced schools near each of our campuses. It’s Kensington’s way of being the hands and feet of Jesus in the local community. The vision is hope, the goal is relationship, and the tools are many - including sports, art, music, and academic support. Want to get involved? We’d love to help you put what you love to do into action in the schools or check out the opportunities listed below.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE SCHOOL PARTNERS VOLUNTEER APPLICATION.

Questions? Contact Julie Borkin, Julie.borkin@kensingtonchurch.org or 248-786-0716.


Click on your location to see your corresponding school district!

School Partners Locations

Troy Campus

Hiller Elementary School

400 E. LaSalle (near 13 Mile and John R Road)
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Volunteer opportunities now include:

  • Classroom Aide - Assist a teacher in the classroom working with individual students or small groups
  • ESL - Share the English Language with adults who speak Arabic. No special training or experience required. Training is provided.
  • PTO - Help the staff at Hiller launch their PTO. Additional helpers needed for childcare.
  • Special Events - Help at various events put on by the school and/or Kensington for students and families.

Herrington Elementary School

541 Bay St (near the Pontiac Silverdome at University Drive and Opdyke)
Pontiac, MI 48342

Volunteer opportunities now include:

  • Reading Tutor - Work with a few students once a week during the day to help build reading competency.
  • Sports - Help coach a team of students—teaching the basics of the game & the value of teamwork. Basketball, soccer, youth baseball, flag football, volleyball
  • Special Events - Help at various events put on by the school and/or Kensington for students and families.

Email Alli Mountney at schoolpartners@kensingtonchurch.org


Orion Campus

Rogers Elementary School

2600 Dexter (Near Squirrel Rd. & Walton Blvd.)
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Volunteer opportunities now include:

  • Classroom Aide - Assist a teacher in the classroom working with individual students or small groups; pick the day and time that works best for your schedule
  • Mentor - Mondays afterschool 3-4:30pm, be assigned to 1-2 students to help with homework, read books, play learning games
  • Media Center – Assist students with book check out, read to a group of students or help to shelve books Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings
  • Math Games Night – Assist families as they come together for a quick dinner & learning math/reading techniques
  • Sports - Help coach a team of students—teaching the basics of the game & the value of teamwork. Basketball, soccer, youth baseball, flag football, volleyball
  • Special Events - Lend a hand in various events put on by the schools and/or Kensington for students and families

Owens Elementary School

1700 Baldwin (Just 1 mile south of Great Lakes Crossing)
Pontiac, MI 48340

Volunteer opportunities now include:

  • Classroom Aide - Assist a teacher in the classroom working with individual students or small groups; pick the day and time that works best for your schedule
  • Sports - Help coach a team of students—teaching the basics of the game & the value of teamwork. Basketball, soccer, youth baseball, flag football, volleyball
  • Special Events - Lend a hand in various events put on by the school and/or Kensington for students and families
  • Afterschool Enrichment Program—use your passion/talent to create and lead a 6 week program for a small group of students (ex. Cooking, chess, crafts, yoga, Legos)

Alcott Elementary School

460 W. Kennett (just off Telegraph Road and Dixie Highway)
Pontiac, MI 48340

  • Sports - Help coach a team of students—teaching the basics of the game & the value of teamwork. Basketball, soccer, youth baseball, flag football, volleyball
  • Special Events - Lend a hand in various events put on by the schools and/or Kensington for students and families

Email Laurie Sparks at schoolpartners@kensingtonchurch.org


Birmingham Campus

Stevenson Elementary School

27777 Lahser Road
Southfield, MI 48034

Volunteer opportunities now include:

  • Lunchtime Reader/Mentor - Build a relationship with 1-2 students, reading & talking & sharing lunch.
  • After-School Tutor - Assist teachers for afterschool tutoring with one or a group of students from 4-5 pm on Tues/Thurs in winter months
  • Chess Club – teach beginners how to play the game, Mondays & Tuesdays 4-5pm
  • Celebrity Reader- Be assigned to a classroom for the year & volunteer 1-2 times a month to read a book and share life experiences.
  • Special Events - Lend a hand in various events put on by the schools and/or Kensington for students and families

WHRC Elementary School

60 Parkhurst Street
Pontiac, MI 48342

  • Breakfast Aide - Assist students with breakfast before school (8:30 – 8:50 am daily year round)
  • Mobile music – offer musical opportunities to classes of students during or after school (EX: voice, music appreciation)
  • Art in Action – offer art programs to classes of students during or after school (EX: watercolors, drawing)
  • Building machines –help kids learn/build/play with model kits to apply science and math principles
  • Sports - Help coach a team of students—teaching the basics of the game & the value of teamwork. Basketball, soccer, youth baseball, flag football, volleyball
  • pecial Events - Lend a hand in various events put on by the schools and/or Kensington for students and families

Email Laurie Sparks at schoolpartners@kensingtonchurch.org


Clinton Township Campus

McGlinnen Elementary School

21415 Sunnyview (just south of Metro Parkway off of Gratiot)
Clinton Township, MI 48035

  • Classroom Aide - Assist a teacher in the classroom working with individual students or small groups
  • Mentor - Tuesdays afterschool, be assigned to 1-2 students to help with homework, read books, play athletic enrichment games
  • Special Events - Lend a hand in various events put on by the schools and/or Kensington for students and families

Shelby Campus

  • Contact us for the updates about tutoring, mentoring, and English language assistance efforts in Shelby area schools.
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