What Is Partner Morning?

Play this video and see how you can transform lives through the Partner Program.

Cornerstone Schools has been delivering this unique program for students and adults since we opened our doors in 1991, teaching students that the greatest gift is to give of oneself so others may live more abundant lives.  This program also fosters relationships between adults and students so students can learn what is possible in life through the experiences of others and receive guidance from someone who loves and cares about them.

Each school hosts a Partner Morning four times per school year – September, December, March, and June – with each one centered around a theme such as communication, character development, literacy, career & life pathways, entrepreneurship, and exploring different cultures.

Partner Mornings begin at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments and fellowship, followed by a brief program at 8:45 that provides highlights of academic activities, and a musical or dramatic performance by the students.  Partners are then dismissed to the classrooms to spend time with students.  They come together to interact, engage, and work on projects, experiments, or lessons centered on the Partner Morning theme for that month.  These experiences and interactions enable students to improve communication skills, develop an aptitude for building relationships, be inspired through the experiences of others, and feel the joy that these friendships bring.  Partner Morning concludes promptly at 10:15 a.m.

Who are Partners?

_R6A6186Partners are adults from the community who commit to spend time in a mentoring and friendship capacity with Cornerstone students four mornings per school year, for two hours each morning. Partners are assigned to the same classroom for each Partner Morning during the year. They enhance students’ educational experiences by sharing their stories, being supportive and encouraging, and showing love to the students.



Different levels of support exist for the Partner Program, beginning with a donation of your time to be a Partner to a classroom of students.  Click the link below to sign up.

Sponsorships are also available at individual level and corporate levels. These sponsorships help to fund the Partner Program as well as provide other mentoring experiences that are part of the academic journey. Please contact your Development Officer or Janice Perzigian to learn more about being a sponsor, or click the “Sponsor Partner Morning” link below.

You can also gather a group of six or more friends, family, or colleagues and adopt a classroom. Your group will work exclusively with a Cornerstone classroom, and the students will have the opportunity to learn from your experiences, develop and aptitude for building relationships, and practice communication skills.

Please join our students and our existing community for this enriching, transformative experience. For questions please click HERE for FAQs, or contact: Karissa.Williams@CEGschools.org, or via phone at 248.268.8522


Thank you to our December Partner Morning Sponsor
at Cornerstone Jefferson-Douglass Academy!