At Cornerstone we believe in providing enrichment socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually. In our after school program, we believe that just because the school day ends does not mean the enrichment should.
Drop In Center: A place for youth to come together and build community amongst themselves. Drop In Center offers time for peer-to-peer relationship building, recreation, and healthy snacks served daily.
Education Center: Every day youth can find homework help at Cornerstone! With a dedicated Education staff Cornerstone is able to help youth pass their classes and move to the next grade on time. Our Education staff is able to explain homework in different ways to meet the youth where they are.
College & Career: Dedicated to helping youth explore possibilities for their futures! College & Career programming helps youth set goals, make a plan to reach those goals and then encourages youth every step of the way. This program is focused on college and career exploration by bringing in guest speakers and taking students on campus visits to local colleges and universities.
Drug Prevention: Our researched-based prevention programming that teaches youth the health risks associated with Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug usage. Empowering youth to make the right decision is a vital part of this program. Activities are tailored to each age group to teach refusal skills and encourage youth to make healthy choices.
Social & Emotional: Nonverbal and verbal communication skills, how to handle conflict, expressing gratitude and overall health are all discussed in this program. Learning life skills has never been more fun!
Family Engagement: At Cornerstone, we want families to be active participants in our programming. Each program will offer different family engagement activities where all are welcome to encourage youth in each area that Cornerstone offers programming.
Connections Project: As a part of the 21st Century Learning Center Community Cornerstone is able to offer afterschool programming at New Haven Middle School, Woodlan Jr High School and at Heritage Elementary School (with a partnership with LEARN Resource Center). Youth who participate in these programs are exposed to opportunities to explore their interests through community partners and Cornerstone programming.
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!