There are a variety of Project Cornerstone programs for middle school students and ways in which parents and schools may support students during these formative years:
Middle School Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum
Middle School is a time of significant social and emotional development. Volunteers are trained to deliver monthly Middle School SEL curriculum to students, with the goal of:
- Enhancing students' capacity to effectively manage challenges and solve problems.
- Supporting youth in acquiring the skills and behaviors to better understand and manage emotions and social behaviors.
- Providing students with strengthened planning and responsible decision-making skills.
- Positively impacting students' academic performance.
For parent volunteers, the benefits of engaging in this program include:
- Increasing the number of healthy and positive relationships a youth experiences while at school.
- Being a caring adult role model for youth.
- Helping youth access resources for better social and emotional well-being.
The following links provide an overview of the Middle School Social and Emotional Learning curriculum.
- Middle School SEL Curriculum Fact Sheet
- Middle School 3-Year Curriculum
- Sample Clip of a Self-Contained Video Module
Middle School Clubs and Activities
Project Cornerstone also consults with schools to engage middle school youth through lunchtime, before, and after school clubs and activities including Book Club, FUNVisors, Zen Lounge, Open Studio, and other engaging opportunities. See our "Middle School Activities and Clubs" document for more information.
For students in grades 4-8, this youth leadership program empowers students to combat bullying and peer abuse. Select "Expect Respect" in the sidebar to the right to learn more about this program.