ABC is a Project Cornerstone program geared toward engaging parents with kids. At our school, parent volunteers are trained in the developmental assets model for positive youth development, and prepared to read a specially selected children’s book and lead related activities and discussions in classrooms each month. The program’s goal is to help our school community achieve the following:• Create a common language and vocabulary about student respect and behavior expectations among all members of the school community — students, parents and caregivers, teachers and staff.• Help students develop skills to handle physical, verbal, relational and digital bullying and to STAND UP if they see someone else being bullied.• Increase the number of caring adults on campus so that all students feel that there is at least one adult they can turn to if they have a problem.• Contribute to a positive school climate where every student feels valued and supported to achieve and thrive.If reading to a classroom of students is not something you are interested in, but you would still like to be involved as an ABC Caring Adult in areas such as recess time, school-wide communication and events, etc., please let us know. If you have questions about ABC at EDS, please e-mail us at [email protected]. We'd love to hear from you!