Project Cornerstone

El Carmelo partners with Project Cornerstone (A YMCA of Silicon Valley initiative) to empower all members of the school community—students, parents and caregivers, teachers and staff—to reduce bullying, promote achievement and help all students feel valued and respected.

Developmental Assets

Developmental assets are the positive values, relationships, skills and experiences that help children thrive. Young people with high asset levels are most likely to make healthy choices, while those with lower asset levels are more likely to get involved with negative or risky behaviors like violence, trouble in school and more.

Asset Building Champions (ABC) Program

In this literature-based program, El Carmelo parent volunteers read specially selected books in the classroom and lead discussions and activities about important issues like respect, tolerance, honesty, peaceful conflict resolution, taking a stand against bullying behaviors and refusing to participate in gossip.  Classroom teachers reinforce the strategies taught in these lessons throughout the school day and school year.