Project Cornerstone (www.projectcornerstone.org
) is a countywide initiative that began a few years ago. The principles of the program are based on research by the Search Institute (www.search-institute.org). The main goal of the program is to increase children’s developmental assets (41 in total) in an effort to create positive life outcomes. Developmental assets are experiences, values, relationships, opportunities, and competencies which all children and youth need. There are many different programs offered by Project Cornerstone. Blossom Hill participates in: Cornerstone Kids (which includes the Expect Respect Workshop), ABC Reader, and ABC Lunchtime Fun.
ABC Reader Program: Once a month an adult volunteer reads a specified book in their assigned classroom and facilitates activities and discussions based on the book. Each book is aimed at developing positive social skills and building one or more of the developmental assets. Students are given a common language and ideas about how to address real issues they have or will likely face. Parents can find out more about each book through the Cornerstone Corner in the Beehive and the ABC Reader parent letters that come home with your children.
Meeting schedule for 2016/17
September 29 -- Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
October 27 -- My Secret Bully
December 1 -- The Blue Day Book For Kids
January 26 -- Don't Laugh at Me
February 16 -- Enemy Pie
March 30 -- The OK Book
April 27 -- Long Shot, Never Too Small
Fun Fridays: On Fridays, adult volunteers known as "Fun Visors" provide a positive place where children can play board games and do crafts at lunch. To volunteer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org