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Project Cornerstone

Programs for Parents and Caregivers at School

Project Cornerstone offers workshops and programs that help parents and caregivers contribute to a positive school climate where all students receive the support they need to thrive and achieve.

Our offerings include workshops as well as year-long engagement programs:

Workshops for school communities include:

  • Introduction to Assets. This one-hour program discusses the importance of positive youth development and simple ways to use the research-proven developmental assets model to help young people thrive. Introduction to Assets is ideal for Back to School night; PTA, SELAC and Site Council meetings; and principal’s coffees/cafecitos. This program is available in English and Spanish.
  • No More “Kids Will Be Kids!” This one-hour program raises awareness about the issues of bullying and peer abuse in schools, and shares strategies that help children avoid becoming victims of bullying and empower them to STAND UP and make a difference when they see someone else being bullied. The topic of digital bullying online and through text messages on mobile phones is also addressed.
  • Take It Personally Asset Champion Training. This six-session workshop helps adults understand and make a stronger commitment to supporting young people and provides tools, exercises and strategies to help participants fulfill their commitment. We encourage participants to continue meeting after the formal workshops end to support each other’s efforts and work together to create new opportunities to connect with students. We provide ongoing follow-up coaching and consultation to help groups and individuals reach their goals. This program is available in English and Spanish.

For more information about bringing a training or workshop to your school please contact us at 408-351-6482 or info@projectcornerstone.org.

Engagement programs for adult volunteers include:

  • Asset Building Champions (ABC). In this literature-based program, volunteers read specially selected books and lead discussions and activities about important issues like respect, tolerance, honesty, peaceful conflict resolution, taking a stand against bullying behaviors and refusing to participate in gossip. Click here to learn more about the ABC program!
  • Los Dichos. By reducing barriers that can make it difficult to participate at school, this program opens new doors for Spanish-speaking parents to be involved their children’s education. Volunteers read bilingual books in Spanish and teach important lessons related to Latino heritage. Click here to learn more about Los Dichos!
  • Preschool/Transitional Kindergarten. (Available in English and Spanish.) This program features reading early childhood literature to provide students with a set of skills and attitudes that promote a strong desire to learn. Caring adults such as teachers, parents, and caregivers, will be building preschoolers’ social, emotional, and cognitive skills during the reading, discussion and participation in the activities of the lessons.
  • Middle School programs engage parents at the middle school level and encourages their continued participation with youth. Click here to learn more about Middle School clubs!

I look at kids differently because of this program, and realize that an adult smile and encouragement can make all the difference in the world to a child.
–ABC volunteer

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