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Project Cornerstone

Project Cornerstone’s ABC Reader Program

(ABC = Asset Building Champion)

What is an ABC Reader?

ABC Reader is Project Cornerstone’s literature-based program with 6,092 parent volunteers reading to 65,207 youth at 215 Silicon Valley schools.  

ABC Readers are parent volunteers that visit classrooms each month to read a selected book followed by a discussion and activity centered around important life skills such as:

  • Empathy
  • Confidence
  • Peaceful Conflict Resolution
  • Integrity
  • Acceptance
  • Tolerance
  • Perseverance

All students, from our kindergarteners to our 5th graders, are read the same monthly book resonating a single message school-wide.  This creates a common language and set of expectations that lead to a more caring, positive school climate.

Is Becoming An ABC Reader Right For You?  It is, if you . . .

  • Love working with children in a classroom setting.
  • Enjoy reading books out loud.
  • Are comfortable leading discussions and activities in the classroom.
  • Communicate well with children and adults.

What is the Monthly Time Commitment?

  • Read monthly book and lead discussion, September through May (45 – 60 minutes)
  • Attend monthly book training - held on campus (60 minutes)
  • Personal monthly prep time (20-30 minutes)

What do I need to do to become an ABC Reader?