The Cornerstone Creative started as a dream to utilize woodworking and hands-on projects as a vehicle to build relationships and impact young lives. We are excited to say that this dream is now materializing into a reality! However, we are in the very early stages of this venture and we cannot do this alone. Please consider reading below about how you can play an essential role in developing this program with us.
The Cornerstone Creative is an after-school youth mentorship woodworking and craftsmanship program. We exist to be a place of safety, hope, creativity and learning for the youth in Gloucester, MA. We strive to create a space where personal growth can take place by building something new, restoring something old, creating something from nothing, dreaming big and working hard - internally and externally. It will be a place for teaching life skills and instilling qualities like problem solving and attention to detail. We also hope to cultivate it as a space for personal, social and professional growth, job training and goal setting. It is our goal to create an environment of trust and support through the formation of positive relationships and mentorship opportunities. Within those relationships, challenging youth to reimagine their futures while providing the tangible steps to reach their full potential.
Apart from the after-school program/mentorship side of The Cornerstone Creative, we also envision the workshop space as a makerspace that the entire community can utilize. We hope we can eventually provide classes on woodworking/handy skills for the whole community as well as host events that support other small businesses, organizations, ministries, and other grassroots efforts!
In order for this to happen, we need your help!! There are significant upfront costs associated with getting Cornerstone launched and properly outfitting a safe workshop. Your donation will be used to cover these initial costs, which include purchasing the necessary woodworking tools, safety equipment and materials needed to begin programming.
If you would prefer to purchase a specific gift, here is a link to Cornerstone's wishlist: https://www.dreamlist.com/list/reeddprzkzbb5kze2ezasectaa
Please consider donating to support our vision and mission to impact the youth in Gloucester, MA. Every dollar counts!
- Cape Ann SUP Dom + Anneliese
- Hugh & Amy Prichard
- Meredith Wholley
- Mark Wholley