Cultivating personal resilience is a foundational step in helping youth to thrive—one which is often missing in development programs worldwide. Our evidence-based International Programs impact three interdependent factors in wellbeing: emotional health, physical health, and education.
CorStone develops and provides personal resilience programs to improve well-being for youth worldwide, focusing on adolescent girls as critical change-agents in their communities.
India | International Programs
Girls First | Bihar, IndiaGirls First | Bihar empowers marginalized adolescent girls in Bihar, India with knowledge, skills and support to improve their personal resilience and physical health, and to self-advocate for their right to stay in school and delay marriage.
SHG Resilience ProjectSelf-help groups | SHGs present a relatively unexplored opportunity to improve resilience among women in India. The SHG Resilience Project seeks to increase physical health, mental and emotional wellbeing, social capital and life skills among women in rural Bihar.
Girls First | KGBV, IndiaGirls will receive extensive training in topics such as character strengths, interpersonal communication, problem-solving, nutrition, reproductive health, and gender-based violence taught and facilitated by trained KGBV teachers.
Youth First | Bihar, IndiaBased on the well-documented impacts of our Girls First program, Youth First fosters development ‘from the inside out,’ providing an integrated, school-based, resilience and adolescent health training program to improve health, school performance, self-advocacy and social skills among marginalized youth.
inREACHCorStone’s inREACH Program seeks to support LMIC high school-age youth’s mental well-being and emotional growth in order to thrive during and after COVID-19.
Africa | International Programs
Youth First | RwandaYouth First Rwanda is a school-based integrated resilience and adolescent health program designed to improve mental and physical wellbeing and education-related outcomes among lower secondary school students.
Youth First | KenyaYouth First Kenya is an integrated resilience and health training program that seeks to build social and emotional assets, such as coping skills, character strengths, positive self-regard, and improved adolescent health for Kenya youth.
“What I liked so much was that I was able to solve my own problem.”
Youth First participant | Surat, India