In Project Cornerstone’s "Asset Building Champions (ABC)" program, parent volunteers read specially selected stories and lead classroom activities & discussions about building appropriate social skills. The lessons focus on values like honesty, responsibility, and peaceful conflict resolution. Special attention is given to issues like dealing with bully behaviors and social conflicts.
Each month a school-wide book is read in every classroom. The book and discussion teach life skills and tools and ABC gives students a safe and caring place to talk about their feelings, experiences and concerns. The goal of the ABC program is to teach our children skills that they can use today and throughout their lives to help them deal with peer pressure, building and keeping friendships, making healthy decisions, and solving problems. By sharing these concepts in class, ABC gives our entire school community, from principal to student, a shared vocabulary and collective strategies for dealing with difficult situations both in school and out.
We are so fortunate at Henry Ford to have this program available to our children; but, we could not do it without the support of parents. Volunteers visit classrooms once a month and have the training and materials needed to lead the lessons. Its never to late to join us to brings lessons to the classroom!
Coordinator: Kelley McCarthy
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