YMCA Project Cornerstone
80 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, 95051
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Project Cornerstone has curated the following lists of resources for you, your family, your community, and/or your school.
In 2000, Project Cornerstone held a listening campaign to gain perceptions and opinions of diverse cultural groups in Silicon Valley, resulting in the 41st Asset—Positive Cultural Identity. In 2017 the language was updated with additional community input.
POSITIVE CULTURAL IDENTITY: Youth feels comfortable with and proud of their identity, including but not limited to ability status, body size, ethnicity, faith/religion, family status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, language, race, and sexual orientation.
Ability status includes one's physical or mental ability to perform everyday tasks.
Body image is based on a person's thoughts and feelings about the way their body looks.
Defined as a social group that shares a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.
Belief in God or in a set of religious doctrines and spiritual practices.
The world is a melting pot of families of different configurations, beliefs, cultural norms, and personal practices. Every child and family comes with different family values and experiences.
Gender Identity: One's innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither – how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves. One's gender identity can be the same or different from their sex assigned at birth.
Gender Expression: External appearance of one's gender identity, usually expressed through behavior, clothing, haircut or voice, and which may or may not conform to socially defined behaviors and characteristics typically associated with being either masculine or feminine.
How one's family came to the United States, their immigration story, and their legal status.
An inherent or immutable enduring emotional, romantic or sexual attraction to other people.