Empower Individuals, Rebuild Families, Uplift Community in Totality
Some youth already have the resources they need to succeed.
We want to celebrate their success.
Many of these Youth can serve as mentors and volunteers to help other Youth who don't have the resources and support they need. They will serve key roles in helping to build a more just society.
Many Youth face discrimination, inequity and family challenges.
Many face housing, food and relationship insecurities.
Many struggle academically which is frustrating and may limit their career options. (More)
Many families may not know about the availability of certain resources and thereby not take full advantage of what they could.
Many families or students may have questions and not know where to find answers.
Many families or students may feel isolated and alone.
Many families or individuals may want to help their villages but they don't know how or where to plug in.
Guide to Solutions
Individuals or families can join and participate in the Movement to build a better future and a more just society.
We will work to build a Village/Chapter in each area where there are enough Members. In the interim, members can access programs that are available online, such as the FREADOM Program, resource directories, informational videos and well-being upgrade system.
Typical local programs in a Village
Reading Program (FREADOM Movement)
History and culture
Entrepreneurial training and student-led for-profit efforts
Shirt and gift item printing
FREADOM Movement (Reading Success Program)
Reading Success is foundational to academic and career success.
Two out of three children overall and four out of five Children of Color and Children in Poverty did not score proficient in reading by 4th grade on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2019.
This is a longstanding national crisis. (Learn more)
We have developed an approach to reading success that can help most every student achieve reading proficiency.
We focus on grades K-2 to prevent students from struggling and being labeled. We can also help older students who continue to struggle.
We can work with schools but we cannot wait.
Students need help now.
Families can join and gain access to an integrated set of online tools that can give the gift of reading to their children.
Reading proficiency and academic success empower well-being and freedom.
Once a Cornerstone Village is fully organized, the following structure and functionality should be in place.
Village Leader has been recruited and is overseeing Village Programs
Advisory Board is in place
Village website is functional
Membership management system
System in place for members to ask questions
Volunteer management system is in place
Student Programs are in place
Most students are participating in the FREADOM Movement
Most every student is performing at grade level or above
Every child born is welcomed into the Village with a celebration
All families feel connected to the Village and are aware of what resources are available
Every member can post questions or request help and the Village members will do their best to help
Basic needs for all members are being met adequately
The Village members work to fill any gaps
Lawn care is provided by the Youth Council for those in need
Members feel welcome and their voice is heard
Members hate to move unless they can find another Village
Wouldn't you want to live in a Village like this?
Why not start building your Village now?
We can help to provide the communications platform to help you start organizing your Village today.