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Project Cornerstone

Barrett participates in Project Cornerstone, a YMCA of Silcon Valley Initative.

Project Cornerstone is building a community where all adults support children and teenagers so that they thrive.  The YMCA of Silicon Valley works with more than 400 schools and community partners to change the personal behavior of adults, strengthen programs that serve youth, and impact public policy.

Through the community partnerships, training and consulting is provided on building strength and resiliency in youth to thousands of adults who regularly touch young people’s lives.  School partnerships empower young people, parents, and school staff to improve school climate and create vibrant, caring communities of learners. Our in-school programs include:

  • The Asset Building Champions (ABC), a parent engagement program, in which adults learn to create positive connections with their own children and youth in the community, and volunteer at schools reading specially selected books and leading activities that help teach valuable lessons.
  • Los Dichos  The Spanish-language Los Dichos program opens new doors for parents from diverse cultures to support their children’s school success as well as the healthy development of all young people in their communities.

To learn more about Project Cornerstone – http://www.projectcornerstone.org/