Project Cornerstone

Project Cornerstone Asset Building Champions (ABC) Program

What is the Project Cornerstone ABC program?

The ABC Program is a literature based program addressing important issues including respect, tolerance, honesty, peaceful conflict resolution, taking a stand against bullying behaviors, and refusing to participate in gossip. Volunteers read specially selected books and lead discussions and activities that help teach valuable lessons related to these issues. 

  • Create a common language and vocabulary about student respect and behavior expectations among all members of the school community — students, parents and caregivers, teachers and staff

  • Help students develop skills to handle physical, verbal, relational and digital bullying and to STAND UP if they see someone else being bullied

  • Increase the number of caring adults on campus so that all students feel that there is at least one adult they can turn to if they have a problem

  • Contribute to a positive school climate where every student feels valued and supported to achieve and thrive   

How to get involved:

  • Spending an ~40 minutes in your child's class can make a world of difference
  • It's a great opportunity for Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Family Friends to support children in a meaningful way
  • Training, books, discussion topics, and classroom activities provided

Volunteer requirements:

  • Complete a Project Cornerstone/YMCA volunteer application
  • Approximately 2 to 3 hours of time per month
  • Attend monthly book training at Landels - 1 hour
  • Prepare lesson at home (or with a friend) - 15 min to 1 hour (We will have activities each month pre-prepared for you to use if you choose.
  • Read to the class, discuss and do activity - 45 minutes

To become a volunteer or for more information, please contact us at Be a part of our team!

Links to Lesson Plans:

Year A Lesson Plans 1-5 grades:

Kindergarten Lesson Plans and Materials:


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