Teen Mom Program, that is aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs here in southwest
Missouri. This program will provide smoking cessation counseling and transportation to prenatal
premature birth and low birthweight. Ensuring expectant teens receive early prenatal care is also a vital
service to assist in the reduction of premature birth and low birthweight babies.
|Our mission statement
“Bridging parents, communities, schools, and area resources to
provide educational opportunities for children, teens, and adults.”
We want to say a special THANK YOU to the Thrifty Closest for
their generous, continued support of our Teen Mom program.
Thank you for your support of our vital mission to educate and
advocate for teen mothers who are becoming a parent while still
a child themselves. Today and every day,
Kornerstone, Inc. of Barry Co. is hosting a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 13
2014 race will be provided by Ozark Racing Systems of Springfield. Medals will be
For registration and more information, please visit our website: www.kornerstoneinc.org.
or www.ridgerunnersports.com under 2014 schedule. Registration forms may also be
picked up at Cassville YMCA, Arvest Bank, or Cassville Chamber office.
Pictured is Regina McIlrath of Service 1 Federal Credit Union presenting a check to
Marlene Whitham, Kornerstone Director for Sponsorship of the 5K Run/Walk.
All proceeds will benefit Kornerstone's Teen Mom program.
Kornerstone’s Teen Mom Program recently received funding from the Robert and
Francis Chaney Family Foundation in the amount of $3,500 for program year
2015. Kornerstone is a local non-profit organization serving pregnant and
parenting teens in Barry County through advocacy and education. This funding
will be utilized to provide direct services to pregnant teens in Barry County
including transportation to prenatal visits, W.I.C. services, well-baby checks,
personal home visits to expectant and parenting teens, and childbirth classes.
The Mission of the Chaney Family Foundation is “to benefit the welfare of
children and families and to support public safety”. The foundation awards grants
in the areas of human services, public safety and faith based programs in the
geographic areas of Barry County, Missouri, Cabell County, West Virginia and
Jackson & Josephine Counties, Oregon.
By Marlene Whitham
The Soroptimist volunteer service
organization for business and
professional women recently
presented Kornerstone, Inc.’s Teen
Parent program with a $500 grant
award. Kornerstone will utilize this
grant to provide education and
advocate for young teen parents and
babies in Barry county. A fatherhood
initiative has recently been added to
their services for young families.
Kornerstone has been serving
expectant and parenting teens in Barry
county since 2006. The teen parent
program has served over 200 pregnant
teens with their advocacy reaching
teens, babies, and dads.
Shown in picture is Stacy Runnels
presenting Jaynee Langley, Marlene
Whitham, and Lisa Miller a check for
By: Marlene Whitham
Kornerstone 2nd Annual 5K Fundraiser
Registration is now open for Kornerstone’s 2nd annual 5K to be held on September 12, 2015 to benefit
our Teen Parent program. Registration cost is $25 and includes a T-Shirt commemorating the event.
Race will begin at 9:00a.m. at the Cassville Aquatic Center and be timed by Ozark Racing Systems of
Springfield. Both male and female overall winner will receive a trophy. Each age category will receive
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for both male and female participants. Register online at:
www.runsignup.com/Race/MO/CASSVILLE/KORNERSTONEKARESFORKIDSRUNWALK or at www.
All proceeds will go to provide advocacy and doula services for pregnant teens living in Barry County.
Kornerstone Teen Parent program has helped over 200 teens and their babies since 2006 with the
goal of educating teens on a healthy pregnancy and delivery of a full-term normal birth weight infant.
Education with continued support is key in reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect in this high risk .
Registrations to participate in the race can also be picked up at: Cassville Chamber, Arvest Bank,
Cassville YMCA, Monett YMCA, Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce, Fox Fitness – Shell Knob.
Shown in the picture is Regina McIlrath of Service 1 Federal Credit Union presenting a $150
sponsorship to Marlene Whitham, Kornerstone Director