YMCA Project Cornerstone is Celebrating 25 Years of

Building a Community Movement

Just Released! View our 2023-24 Impact Report


For 25 years, Project Cornerstone has recognized that the growth and development of children are deeply influenced by their families and communities. We believe that to fulfill our mission of ensuring all youth feel valued, respected, and known, we must:

  • Engage the caring adults in their lives,
  • Foster the development of social and emotional competency in youth, and
  • Support the establishment of healthy relationships between adults and youth.

Our programs and services have made a significant impact by reaching:

  • School partners and educators: Training in the Search Institute's Developmental Assets model fosters caring and inclusive school environments.
  • Caring adults: Participation in our workshops increase their understanding of and commitment to youth. 
  • Parent/caring adult volunteers: Involvement in their child's school grow, and they gain leadership skills by delivering our programs for Pre-K through 8th grade youth.

Most importantly, we reach tens of thousands of youth each year. These youth experience healthy Developmental Relationships with caring adults, discover who they are, cultivate the abilities and strengths to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage with and contribute to the world around them.

Will you support us on our mission? You can donate to our programs or get involved as a volunteer today!

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