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AdultsWho We Help: Adults

Children and teens and Silicon Valley need you in their lives, whether you’re a parent or not! The more positive relationships that young people have with adults both inside and outside their families, the more likely they are to thrive. Project Cornerstone offers workshops and programs that help adults connect with and support young people. Our offerings 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 suitable for schools, faith communities, civic groups or any community that wants to learn effective strategies to support children and teens. This program is available in English and Spanish.
  • 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. Participants are encouraged to continue meeting after the formal workshops end to support each other’s efforts and work together to create new opportunities in their schools, neighborhoods, organizations or communities. We provide ongoing follow-up coaching and consultation to help groups and individuals reach their goals. To get more information about these classes visit our training and events calendar.
  • Literature-based volunteer programs at schools. In these programs, adults share specially selected books and lead activities and discussions that help students understand how to develop strong friendships, stop bullying and create a common language to discuss behaviors at their school. English- and Spanish-language programs are available. Click here to learn more about these programs.
  • Middle School programs engage parents at the middle school level and encourages their continued participation with youth.

To learn more about our programs, contact us at (408) 351-6482 or info@projectcornerstone.org.

Visit our Ideas and Resources section for more ways to support kids and teens at home, at school and in your community!

Click here to see videos about “Asset Champions,” including adults who are exceptional role models!


"Sometimes life provides you with an opportunity where the path is rippled with thorns but if you are able to stay the course you will find that a beautiful rose awaits you. The Take it Personally (TIP) training class is the rose that all parents truly should obtain. The 6 week 1.5 hours class commitment may seem daunting but each class is filled with valuable information and real life experience sharing that will stay with you for a lifetime. It is not about how to be a better parent but more importantly how to be a better person in our community."
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