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.
Engagement programs for adult volunteers include:
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.