The Loyola School community launched its first Project Cornerstone Spirit Week earlier this month.
The event aimed to help students build character by reaching both outward to the community and by strengthening bonds within the school.
Project Cornerstone is a Santa Clara County-wide initiative that promotes developmental asset building in youth.
Students kicked off Project Cornerstone Spirit Week with an assembly that highlighted hunger in the community. Students then embarked on a schoolwide food drive for the Community Services Agency, promoted during Spirit Week lunches. By the end of the week, students collected 868 pounds of food, helping approximately 90 families in need.
The week’s activities underlined themes of friendship and honoring trusted adults.
Project Cornerstone volunteers gave away pencils that read “I am a bucket-filler,” a major Project Cornerstone theme for anti-bullying and character building. According to Project Cornerstone, a “bucket filler” is someone who does and says things that help others feel noticed, known and appreciated.
Students collected Project Cornerstone wristbands for each day of the week, earning prizes.
For more information, visit projectcornerstone.org.