Build Cornerstones for Prevention

A multi-dimensional, educational experience designed for students

Through Cornerstones, young people learn how to identify and develop the protective factors that contribute to healthy, drug-free lives.

uses storytelling as a method for young people to express
their feelings, concerns, hopes, and dreams.

uses stories that are culturally sensitive and informative.
It teaches young people respect for the ‘global family.’

uses humor and sensitivity to creatively address:

  • Anger Management
  • Character Education
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Decision Making
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Reduction
  • Substance Abuse

Program needs: Betsy typically works with one particular grade level. Program includes a weekly story assembly last 40-45 minutes, followed by small group breakout sessions within self-contained classrooms for an additional 45-60 minutes each week depending on school scheduling needs. Students process the information discussed through weekly writing assignments and other creative expression/artwork. Optimal program length is 8 sessions, however, 6 and 4 session programs are available.

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