Children and teens need caring adults in their lives. Research has shown that the more positive relationships that young people have with adults both inside and outside their families, the more likely they are to thrive. Project Cornerstone volunteers are trained to engage in their school communities to do the following:
- Volunteers intentionally build relationships with staff, students, and families to support the school. These relationships help youth thrive.
- Volunteers intentionally seek to empower youth by giving them voice and choice in clubs and activities.
- Volunteers partner with school staff to create safe and caring spaces for youth to be and belong; to learn about themselves and others; to connect; to explore and discover their interests.