Kornerstone, Inc.
Our mission statement
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.   
advocate for teen mothers who are becoming a parent while still
 
THANK YOU
We want to say a a child themselves.  Today and
every day,
Marlene Whitham,
Kornerstone Director
Publications

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 Barry County, Missouri, Cabell County, West Virginia and Jackson &
Josephine Counties, Oregon.
  
By Marlene Whitham
The Soroptimist volunteer service 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 over 600
teens, babies, and dads.


Shown in picture is Stacy Runnels presenting Jaynee Langley, Marlene Whitham,
and Lisa Miller a check for $500.
By Marlene Whitham
Kornerstone Hosts Read from the Start Program

Kornerstone Teen Parent program hosted a Read from
the Start program for their teen parents, Shell Knob
pre-school parents, and Parents as Teachers program
parents on November 12 at Shell Knob School from 6-
8p.m.  This program was sponsored by the Missouri
Humanities Council and funded through private and
corporate donations and the National Endowment for
the Humanities.  Kornerstone supplemented the
program with a $250 donation to the Humanities
Council.
Parents learned about the role of language and stories
in early child development and techniques to continue
story exploration, such as crafts, songs, and dramatic
play.  Each participant received a selection of FREE
outstanding children’s books to keep for their use at
home.
Speaker for the 2 hr. program was Dana Owens from
Springfield, a certified Read from the Start discussion
leader.  Childcare was provided for parents for the
evening by Parents As Teachers and Shell Knob
Preschool staff.  A six foot subway sandwich was
donated for this special evening by Subway of Shell
Knob with chips, dessert, and drinks provided by Shell
Knob School cafeteria and Kornerstone, Inc.
SUBWAY for
supporting early
reading programs
.

          2016
  Grant received from

 Mercy Caritas
story coming soon
Thank you Mercy for your support