What is Project Cornerstone?
How do we let our Children know they are important and valued? Project Cornerstone is an exciting new program focused on supporting the healthy development of our children by making every effort at home, school and in the community to ensure children have the necessary building blocks to become successful, caring and responsible.
Project Cornerstone Website: http://www.projectcornerstone.org/
What are Asset Building Champion (ABC) Volunteers?
ABC volunteers read stories and lead discussions in the school classroom that are designed to increase the number of developmental assets in all students and adults. The stories and activities focus on issues like student-to-student respect, how to avoid bullies, and what to do if a bully is victimizing others. Students also learn about values such as honesty, caring, responsibility, and friendship. By sharing these concepts in class, volunteers help create a common language and vocabulary about student respect for the entire school. Each month, ABC volunteers meet as a group to review the book and lesson plan for the upcoming month. Then, the volunteers read the book and lead the planned activity and discussions in their assigned classroom. All ABC volunteers must complete either a Taking Asset Building Personally (TABP) or an Assets 101 training course.
Responsibilities of ABC volunteers are:
- Complete a two hour Assets 101 course
- Complete and sign the Project Cornerstone/YMCA volunteer application, code of conduct, and volunteer agreement.
- Attend a monthly preparation meeting.
- Each month read a selected book in your assigned classroom, lead the students in a discussion and complete an activity based on the provided lesson plan.