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.
Cultivating personal resilience is a foundational step in helping youth to thrive—one which is often missing in development programs worldwide. Our evidence-based programs impact three interdependent factors in wellbeing: emotional health, physical health, and education.
Girls First | Bihar, India Girls 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. Learn More Girls First | Surat, India Girls First | Surat empowers marginalized adolescent girls in the slums of Surat, India, with knowledge, skills and support to improve their personal resilience, physical health, academic achievement and self-sufficiency. Learn More SHG Resilience Project Self-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. Learn More
Girls First | KGBV Schools, India Girls 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. Learn More Youth First | India Based 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. Learn More