We offer year-round enrichment and educational support to youth in grades 7-12 in Southeast Allen County. Our staff provides positive adult role models to support healthy youth development. Our youth programs promote healthy lifestyles; teach Social and Emotional learning; promote education success; provide enrichment and recreational activities along with art and science activities; encourage career exploration; and provide a safe environment for youth.
Our JOY Program (Just Older Youth) offers opportunities for Seniors to spend time with their peers, as well as with our students. We offer programs both at Cornerstone, and also in the community through day trips.
We also provide bi-weekly, healthy meal assistance to our JOY Members in the community. Many of our volunteers who prepare the food are seniors themselves. To volunteer with Our Senior Food Program click here
The health of our community is vital to Cornerstone, and we offer community services such as free food and clothing distribution, and provide important resources that are lacking in rural communities. We also have community events throughout the year which are focused on helping the community grow and be healthy, while still having fun!
The Cornerstone Community Garden is a great resource for our community members. In our community garden we grow herbs and vegetables to use in our Senior Food Program and to give to community members at no cost. Community members are also invited to volunteer in the community garden throughout the year.
At Cornerstone, we know how important families are and we offer programming for families to learn together, grow together, and play together. We offer family programming that promotes and helps establish healthy families.
Cornerstone is blessed to have such great community partners who invest in our youth. Below is a list of some of the local partners that offer programming at our Cornerstone sites. See individual site calendar for more details!