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 The 40 Assets Mini Grant is offered annually to each of our 23 schools as a way to address the needs of the individual schools’ community. Mini-grants in the amount of $250.00 can be used to fund/subsidize programs and resources which support the promotion of the 40 Developmental Assets. Grants must meet the criteria of the EITC program of the State of Pennsylvania as outlined below.  School Parent Ambassadors, Home and School Associations and Parent Councils may apply.  Mini-grant application.

GUIDELINES

Acceptable use of funds:

  • 40 Developmental Assets bulletin board, school events/programs and resources  (books, posters, newsletter and  etc.) purchased from the Search Institute with a visible CB Cares logo.
  • Promote one of the 40 Developmental Assets
  •  Select a topic or speaker to come to your school through our  Parent Education Workshops
  • After-school programs that promote and integrate the Developmental Assets.

Any questions, please contact, Nancy Santacecilia at nsantacecilia@dh.org or 215.489.9120

 

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Contact: Lisa Armstrong
P.O. Box 299, Doylestown, PA 18901
215-343-9241 x114
larmstrong@awomansplace.org
www.awomansplace.org

Mission: A Woman’s Place is a social change organization dedicated to ending intimate and familial violence through empowerment and advocacy, support and director services, as well as community education. We work to change institutions, systems and individual practices that condone and perpetuate violence and abuse.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers play an integral role in all of the work we do. Volunteer support is needed in the operation of our thrift store, to answer our free and private hotline, lead support groups, accompany clients to court, assist in organizing agency events, work in our administrative building and teenage volunteers are needed to baby-sit children staying in the shelter.

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Contact: Peggy Dator
595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
215-345-2260
pdator@dh.org

Mission: To provide free medical care, dental care and social services for low-income uninsured and underinsured residents of the greater Central Bucks area.

Volunteer Opportunities: Receptionist, clerical, filing, licensed nurses, doctors, dentists, dental hygienists, social workers, bilingual English-Spanish interpreters (we will train). Note: volunteers must be available to volunteer a minimum of two hours at least twice a month.

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A monthly Backpack Newsflash is distributed to families in the Central Bucks School District during the school year. Most families now receive the Backpack Newsflash electronically via CBSD’s homepage, SMORES or E-Messenger.

Our monthly newsletter helps promote the Developmental Assets philosophy in Central Bucks and spotlights all of CBCEFs programs, activities and services.   Backpack Newsflash topics often include; events happening in CB, parenting tips, youth issues and current concerns facing families. To learn more about the Voice of CB Cares, click below for current and past issues!

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

 

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Throughout the year CB Cares Educational Foundation offers several programs to the community, and the support of our local sponsors is very important to us. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact us at cbcares@dh.org or by filling out our contact form.

THANK YOU

The key to success rests in people like you, who embody the spirit of greatness by saying, “Yes I can, and so can you!” Thanks for your inspiring dedication and tremendous example to the community.

A special thanks to our many volunteers who make each program a success.

CB Cares is a nonprofit organization which depends on your donations. Help us continue our mission for the community.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit

  • Fred Beans
  • Hatboro Federal Savings
  • Universal Health Recovery Center, Inc.
  • Fulton Bank
  • Weis Markets
  • Waste Management
  • SofterWare, Inc.
  • Univest

Youth Activities Sponsors

Y2C partners:

  • Market at Del Val
  • Plumsteadville Inn
  • The Zen Den Coffee Boutique

Boomerang Sponsors

  • Outback Steakhouse

Jamison Sponsors

  • Bucks County Herald

Gala 2014 Sponsors

  • Amerihealth
  • Aramark
  • Bee, Bergvall & Co.
  • Brown Dog Design
  • Doylestown Food Co-Op
  • Doylestown Fresh
  • Doylestown Maennerchor Society
  • First National Bank of Newtown
  • Launch International
  • Local Living Magazine
  • Sandy Ridge Farm
  • Town Crier Bakery

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Contact: Barb Connors
2875 York Road, Jamison, PA 18929
215-343-8260 x109
conners@bbbsbc.org
www.bbs.org/buckscounty

Mission: BBBS provides quality volunteer and profressional services primarily through mentoring and leadership development, to make a positive difference to Bucks County youth enabling them to achieve their highest potential as they grow to become responsible adults.

Volunteer Opportunities: We have several different types of volunteer programs.
1.We match adult volunteers to children between the ages of 4 –17 years old in a one-to-one mentoring relationship in a variety of programs. We ask a mentor to spend at least once a month with a child doing a variety of activities in the community.
2. The school based program matches corporate mentors with a student referred by the school who are deemed at-risk of academic failure, social difficulty, and in need of a positive role model. Students and mentors meet in the school building during the academic school year.
3.The High School Bigs program pairs high school students with elementary schools students in an after school program.
4. The Bridge program matches volunteers with children who have a family member or close relative who is incarcerated.

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Contact: Beth Elliott
215-489-6120 x4
belliott@bccadd.org

Mission: Our mission is to reduce the impact of addiction and related health issues on individuals, families and the entire community through prevention, intervention and recovery support services.

Volunteer Opportunities: Recovery coaches, life skills and special topic workshop facilitators, community event volunteers, cub reporters to write newsworthy stories, meditation and reflection garden design team.

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Contact: Kate Bianchini
P.O. Box 151, Fountainville, PA 18923
215-345-1492
kbianchini@bchg.org

Mission: The Bucks County Housing Group is a private non-profit social service agency that provides a wide range of housing and related social services to homelss and low-income families. Its primary goal is to assist families attain housing and self-sufficiency.

Volunteer Opportunities: Assist with Monday night craft night, youth counselor, food pantry volunteers, yard clean up, transportation/rides for families, help families move, food drives, cleaning supplies and baby supplies drives. Need summer volunteers to read to kids.

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Contact: Eileen Albillar, MSW, Volunteer and Community Connections Manager
100 Doyle Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
215-345-8175 x 209
ealbillar@bcoc.org
www.bcoc.org

Mission: Our mission is to help low-income people in Bucks County achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency through participation in a personalized case management approach, founded on education and partnership with the community. We connect people with the resources they need to thrive.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. Volunteer support is needed year-round for transportation and delivery of food to our network of food pantries, clerical and office help including data entry, answering phones, filing and mailing preparation. As-needed and seasonal activities include tax preparers and greeters in our free tax preparation program, Buck$Back; holiday, back-to-school, summer and other special event planning; donation processing; fundraising activities; Legal, tutoring and moving help for clients; outdoor clean-up and weeding.

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CB Cares EF champions two friendraising events each year to celebrate our community and raise awareness of the importance of the innovative learning opportunities we foster through our programs and grants.


CB Cares EF Pumpkinfest 2017
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 Pumpkin gallery photos courtesy of Mike Maney (click here)

Pumpkinfest is a long-standing tradition amidst the illuminated archways of the Moravian Tile Works in historical Doylestown that showcase eighteen area artists who carve out enormous 300 lb pumpkin squash.  Carvers can spend up to six hours to sculpt, carve, and create their glowing works. This drug and alcohol-free countywide event offers live music, food trucks, and amusements.  Many people may not realize that this enchanted event also supports and emphasizes the important message of ATOD ( Alcohol, Drug and tobacco and other drugs) prevention and is the culmination of CBSD’s Red Ribbon week, a national initiative that promotes the important message to students about being “drug-free”.  All proceeds will go towards the continuation of the drug and alcohol initiatives and programs of CB Cares Educational Foundation.   Become a sponsor for 2018!  

Malloy and People’s Choice Winner “Pumpkannibal” – Tim Petrosky 

 

 

 

1st place: “Forest Spirit” Jeff Brown

2nd Place: “Medusa” Curtis May

3rd Place: “Football Zombie”  – Stoney DeLuca

Honorable Mention:  “Pumpkins of Swing” – Elaine and Jeff Cohen

Honorable Mention: “Viking” Doug May

 

Honorable Mention: “Sleepy Hollow” Mike Cousart 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carver’s Choice Award: “Join Us For Lunch” Ann O’Day and Leah Arnold

Watch Tim Petrosky’s timeline video of his pumpkin carving! 


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CB Cares EF Celebrity Chef & Waiter Gala
 5-9 pm    
June 3, 2018

Join us in  celebrating the 21st anniversary of CB Cares EF in the community, this epicurean extravaganza will not disappoint beginning with the event’s farm-to-fork philosophy with menu items carefully selected by our own CB Cares Director, Kimberly Cambra!  Savor the inspiring talents of our culinary students and celebrity chefs at the most gastronomic event in Bucks County along with a VIP reception and Epicurean Auction Tables ( E. A. T.).GALA fb

Please come to the table and show your support on Sunday, June 3rd or become a sponsor at a meaningful level. Your contribution will make a significant impact in your community and allow us to deliver valuable resources, tools and solutions for families.

 

Gala 2017 photos – courtesy of Mike Maney, Photography

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Central Bucks Education Foundation prides itself on being a developmental compass for our students, families and the community.   In 1996, the organization elected to commence its work in the community by forming the “teen task force,” an initiative that spawned many successful youth action committees and conceived a plan to raise funds to build the teen center at the CB-Family YMCA.

Today, their inaugural achievements have developed into several youth and parents programs which include Youth 2 Community Music & Art Series, Boomerang Youth Recognition Award and the Backpack Newsflash.  CB Cares EF has impacted thousands of students and awarded over $25K in scholarships, received over 10,000 Boomerang nominations  and awarded $60K in innovative learning grants that have directly impacted our 23 schools and 38,000 families in CBSD.

Youth empowerment has always been a primary goal for CB Cares EF and can be seen in our accomplishments that include hosting the largest MLK volunteer day in the community, grants to support a magnificent mural at CB South High School, CB West Children’s Theater, Little Free Libraries, hundreds of Y2C performances across the region and more recently at the 25th annual Doylestown Arts Festival.

Recognized by America’s Promise as one of America’s 100 Best Communities, the Central Bucks area now has the distinction of being known as a great place to live, work, and play – offering a high quality of lifestyle, a model for other communities to follow as they strive to forge strong community connections for all people.  To foster youth connectivity with adults in their community, CB Cares EF presents the Parent Positive speaker series, drug and alcohol prevention programs, topic-driven workshops such as teen driving, parenting support, and community programs geared toward building healthy teen relationships and making healthy lifestyle choices. 

In an age where non-profits are struggling, CB Cares EF is a steady survivor due to its visible commitment to the community and the loyalty of its dedicated private and public sector supporters, as well as individual members. While its aggressive pursuit of conventional revenue streams has yielded a good financial base in the past, now more than ever the organization is dependent on donations from private enterprise and individuals to continue its work in the community.

 

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CB Cares Educational Foundation has invested our energy and resources in helping to build assets in the Central Bucks community. This work continues to have a profound impact on our children, youth and families.

As you would expect, the more people who purposely commit to making positive changes in our community, the better the impact will be. It is our hope our website will give the tools and resources to begin or continue building assets. We welcome your participation along with your thoughts, comments and success stories. Contact our offices if you would like to become a CBCEF partner, whether as an individual group, business, or organization.

Programs
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Safe Teen Driving
Assets in Action

Initiatives
Prom Partners
Positive Coaching Award
“Take Back Initiative”

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Bucks County offers permanent medication drop boxes to properly dispose your prescriptions. For information about this program, please call: 215.244.7607.
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Programs

CBCEF offers volunteer opportunities during the course of the year which prompt community members to develop and support various volunteer service projects. We kick off the year with CBCEF annual Martin Luther King Day of Service- a moving opening ceremony engages area choirs, youth performers, and various community members as we honor the compassionate spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Day of Service remains our largest community-wide volunteer service project event. Opportunities listed below may be contacted any time during the year.

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Martin Luther King Day of Service

This day of service is part of a nation-wide effort uniting volunteers from America’s small towns to large cities in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. CBCEF coordinates all of the MLK volunteer opportunities within the community. Each year more than 1,000 volunteers come out to support this national initiative for service projects. Our partnership with the inter-faith community allows us to work with several of the local congregations as well. This year’s Martin Luther King Day of Service will take place on Monday, January 19, 2015.

To view MLK volunteer opportunities, click here!
To view photos, click here!

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For year-round volunteer opportunities, click here!

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Safe Teen Driving

The goal of CB Cares’ Safe Teen Driving initiative is to provide our parents and teens with the resources to become safer teen drivers. Driving fatalities continue to be the number one cause of death for teens between the ages of 16 and 19. To help reduce this tragic number of fatalities, we have approached this problem in several different ways: an evening community presentation featuring author and speaker, Timothy Smith, who spoke on the topic “Crashproof Your Kids”, the creation of our Parent/Teen Safe Driving Contract in partnership with the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, and two roundtable discussions which included representatives from law enforcement, driving industry experts, elected officials, and teens. We continue to plan for future collaborative community discussions on this crucial topic.

To download a copy of the Safe Driving Contract, click here!

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2015 Positive Coaching Award
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CB Cares Positive Coaching Award recognizes an individual who exemplifies positive coaching, puts emphasis on the health and well-being of the child, serves as a positive role model, and has a positive influence in the lives of young people.

Coach Jack Lafferty possesses all of these qualities and more according to the letters of support which accompanied his nomination. Since 1983, Coach Jack Lafferty has touched and inspired thousands of young people’s lives in his role as CYO track coach for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

A special thanks to the Jones Family of Chalfont for their sponsoship.

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Flower BasketsAs someone who lives or works in our community, you’ve seen first- hand the explosive growth we’ve enjoyed over the last decade, and the challenges and opportunities that come with it. At the same time, it’s tougher than ever to be a parent or a child in today’s world.

You know the old African proverb, “It takes a village…(to raise a child.)” And in Central Bucks, YOU are the village…or, at least, an important part of it. But, you may be wondering how you can help in a way that is meaningful and impactful. At CB Cares, we can help you “Be the Village.” And we can do it in four ways:

First, we help you make sure that the limited amount of volunteer energy/monies you have are being directed in meaningful, impactful ways.

Second, we help you link with other organizations in the community that share the same goals.

Third, we help you show the youth and parents of our community that you and your organization are interested and engaged in their worlds.

Finally, we show you how you can easily participate in the collective effort to help keep our community drug free, and do it in a meaningful way.


Community Initiatives 

Martin Luther King Day of Service
Prom Partners

Safe Teen Driving
Positive Coaching Award
Positive Coaching Award Nomination Information
Valentines for seniors

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CB Cares Positive Coaching Award

CB Cares Educational Foundation is proud to announce a vibrant new partnership with Bucks County Orthodontics, who will continue the yearly recognition of a pc compresscoach exemplifying positive coaching. The Positive Coaching Award was established in 2012 by the Jones family of Chalfont to recognize a deserving coach who serves as a positive role model, understands the importance of a child’s well-being and is a positive influence in the lives of young people.  Specifically, the annual recipient will be recognized for teaching positive life lessons through sports, providing leadership, and promoting sportsmanship, fair play,  motivation and respect.  All of these Bucks Orthobehaviors and values are consistent with the 40 Developmental Assets, the framework of CB Cares Educational Foundation’s programs, and thus Bucks County Orthodontics sponsorship will continue to bring this Award to the Central Bucks community.  Dr. Todd Welsh has committed to funding a $500 gift to the selected coach who will also receive a beautifully engraved plaque. The recipient will be honored at a community ceremony in late spring. To nominate a well-deserving coach, click here.


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“Make it a Day On…Not A Day Off”

CB Cares EF coordinates one of the largest Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service events in the region and provides opportunities for families and individuals to volunteer each January for a variety of organizations in our area.  Click here for volunteer opportunities and schedule of MLK events.


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Take BackPrescription Drug Take-Back Box Program

The Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Take-Back Program is focused on alleviating the health and safety concerns from the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs by helping our citizens properly dispose of unused prescription medications. Many young people who abuse prescription drugs take them from medicine cabinets. Keeping unused opioids or other common drugs of abuse in a medicine cabinet is no longer safe or responsible.

Prescription drug misuse, abuse and overdose are growing concerns across the nation. According to a 2015 survey in Pennsylvania, 41.0% of prescription-drug-using students indicated taking the drugs from a family member living in their home, 41.8% indicated that a friend or family member gave them to the student, 26.9% indicated that they bought them from someone, 14.1% indicated they took them from someone not related to them, and 12.9% indicated they took them from relatives who were not living in their home.

Bucks County’s Medication Disposal Program is supported by the Bucks County Commissioners and is made possible by a grant through the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. Partners in the program include the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, Bucks County Children and Youth, Bucks County Detectives and Bucks Promise.  This program is free and anonymous.  For permanent medication drop box locations, click here.

*Improper disposal of prescription drugs can create environmental hazards impacting groundwater, rivers, and harming wildlife.

YOU CAN DISPOSE OF:
–    Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications
–    Tablets and capsules
–    Pet medicines 

 YOU MAY NOT DROP OFF:
–    Intravenous solutions
–    Injectables, syringes, and needles (i.e. EpiPens)*; these need to be taken to a health care professional’s office or to a hospital for disposal
–    Hydrogen peroxide
–    Compressed cylinders or aerosols (e.g., asthma inhalers)
–    Iodine-containing medications
–    Thermometers
–    Alcohol & illicit drugs (i.e. marijuana, heroin, LSD, etc.) 

 


Prom Partners

Local Businesses Join Forces with CB Cares for Prom Partners

Very soon prom season will be in full swing, and CB Cares EF is gearing up for their Prom Partners program, an initiative to bring businesses together to get theclip_image002_067 message to our youth that we care about the choices they make during this time of year. Prom Partners is a collaboration between CB Cares EF and local businesses in the community who experience increased business during the prom season. Studies show that during weekends around prom time, there is an increase of traffic crash fatalities among 15-20 year olds that are alcohol-related, and of these fatalities, 72 percent involve a 16-20 year old driver with alcohol in his/her system.clip_image002_068 This statistic alone was enough to prompt the importance of the message promoted in the Prom Partner’s program.

Local businesses maintain their partnership with CB Cares EF to promote this message by distributing the Prom Partner message via brightly colored flyers which hang from every tuxedo rental that goes out the door. The message is smart and simple, “Look Good, Choose Well, Get Home Safely”. CB Cares EF and the community want everyone to enjoy themselves and look their best and not contribute to the staggering statistics during prom season.

 

 

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CB Cares Educational Foundation

252 West Swamp Rd (Rt 313)
Bailiwick Unit 5
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-489-9120
215-489-9166 (fax)

cbcares@dh.org

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Developmental Assets are concrete, positive, common sense experiences and qualities that provide understanding of what young people need to succeed and be healthy.  These assets focus on solutions rather than problems and are powerful predictors of behavior and have built in resiliency factors that help youth to cope with and avoid difficult situations. The more assets a child posses, the higher probability that child will not be involved in behaviors such as: teen pregnancy, school dropout, substance abuse, delinquency or violence.

There are two categories of assets:

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External Assets  

External Assets are the environmental experiences  (home, school, and community) that support, nurture, and empower him or her, set boundaries and expectations, and make constructive use of his or her time.

Support

Young people need to experience support, care, and love from their families and many others. They need organizations and institutions that provide positive, supportive environments. (Assets # 1 – 6)

1.FAMILY SUPPORT 
Family life provides high levels of love and support

2. POSITIVE FAMILY COMMUNICATION
Young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parent(s)

3. OTHER ADULT RELATIONSHIPS
Young person receives support from three or more non-parent adults

CARING NEIGHBORHOOD
Young person experiences caring neighbors

5. CARING SCHOOL CLIMATE
School provides a caring, encouraging environment

6. PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOLING
Parent(s) are actively involved in helping young person succeed in school

Empowerment

Young people need to be valued by their community and have opportunities to contribute to others. For this to occur, they must be safe and feel secure. (Assets # 7 – 10)

7. COMMUNITY VALUES YOUTH
Young person perceives that adults in the community value youth

8. YOUTH AS RESOURCES
Young people are given useful roles in the community

9. SERVICE TO OTHERS
Young person serves in the community one hour or more per week

10. SAFETY
Young person feels safe at home, school, and in the neighborhood

Boundaries and Expectations

Young people need to know what is expected of them and whether activities and behaviors are “in bounds” or “out of bounds.” (Assets #11 – 16)

11. FAMILY BOUNDARIES
Family has clear rules and consequences and monitors the young person’s whereabouts

12. SCHOOL BOUNDARIES
School provides clear rules and consequences

13. NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES
Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people’s behavior

14. ADULT ROLE MODELS
Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior

15. POSITIVE PEER INFLUENCE
Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior

16. HIGH EXPECTATIONS
Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well

Constructive Use of Time

Young people need constructive, enriching opportunities for growth through creative activities, youth programs. (Assets # 17 – 20)

17. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts

18. YOUTH PROGRAMS
Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in the community

19. RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Young person spends one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution

20. TIME AT HOME
Young person is out with friends “with nothing special to do” two or fewer nights per week

Internal Assets

Internal assets are individual qualities that guide positive choices and develop a sense of confidence, passion, and purpose through attitudes, values and compassion.

Commitment to Learning

Young people need to develop a lifelong commitment to education and learning. (Assets # 21 – 25)

21. ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION
Young person is motivated to do well in school

22. SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT
Young person is actively engaged in learning

23. HOMEWORK
Young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day

24. BONDING TO SCHOOL
Young person cares about her or his school

25. READING FOR PLEASURE
Young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week

Positive Values

Young people need to develop strong values that guide their choices. (Assets # 26 – 31)

26. CARING
Young person places high value on helping other people

27.EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty

28.INTEGRITY
Young person acts on convictions and stands up for her or his beliefs

29. HONESTY
Young person “tells the truth even when it is not easy.”

30. RESPONSIBILITY
Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility

31. RESTRAINT
Young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs

Social Comptencies

Young people need skills and competencies that equip them to make positive choices, to build relationships, and to succeed in life. (Assets # 32 – 36)

32. PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING
Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices

33. INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCE
Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills

34. CULTURAL COMPETENCE
Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds

35. RESISTANCE SKILLS
Young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations

36. PEACEFUL CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently

Positive Identity

Young people need a strong sense of their own power, purpose, worth, and promise. (Assets # 37 – 40)

37. PERSONAL POWER
Young person feels he or she has control over “things that happen to me.”

38. SELF-ESTEEM
Young person reports having a high self-esteem

39. SENSE OF PURPOSE
Young person reports that “my life has a purpose.”

40. POSITIVE VIEW OF PERSONAL FUTURE
Young person is optimistic about her/his personal future

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The need to feed the imagination of our students and teachers is greater than ever as we align with our Central Bucks School District partner in educational excellence through the whole child.  Your donation will afford unique educational experiences by way of our Innovative Learning Grants as well as address the health and wellness of our students and families through our programs and initiatives.  Thank you for your contribution to the future of our community –  one that is not only rich in history and culture, but rich with children and families that will thrive, grow and sustain this community for generations to come.


Designate Your Gift


There is work to be done in order to keep our valuable programs in place for our youth and their parents. If you would like to help CB Cares EF in our fundraising efforts, either as an individual or business, volunteer or sponsor and event, contact Kimberly Cambra, Executive Director, at 215-489-9120.

 

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Contact: Karen Langley
215-345-2204
klangley@dh.org
www.dh.org

Mission: To provide a responsive healing environment for patients and improve the quality of life for all members of our community.

Volunteer Opportunities: Over 50 areas of volunteer service which include patent and non-patient contact such as snack bar, gift shop, patient transport, information desk and many others.

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CB Cares Educational Foundation has a win-win proposition for area businesses: Support the foundation, help provide funding for innovative programs in the Central Bucks schools — and receive a 75 to 90 percent credit on their state taxes.

CB Cares is proud to be an approved Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) in the commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). Administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the program awards tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved scholarship organizations and/or educational improvement organizations.

Pennsylvania companies that commit to donating one year receive a 75% tax credit and for two years receive a 90% tax credit. Eligible companies may take up to $ 400,000 in tax credits per year.

CORPORATIONS WHO QUALIFY PAY ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TAXES:

  • Corporate net income tax
  • Capital stock franchise tax
  • Bank and trust company share tax
  • Title insurance company share tax
  • Insurance premiums tax
  • Mutual thrift institutions tax
  • Personal Income Tax of an S Corporation Shareholders of Partners in an LL/LLP
  • Sub Chapter S corps, limited partnerships and other pass through organizations are eligible. (filing PA forms 20S or 65). Deadline is JULY 1, 2015. Two year applicants may apply May 15.

By donating to CB Cares EF through the EITC program, companies in the community support public education and ensure that Central Bucks sustains a top performing community in Pennsylvania.

For EITC application, click here:

 

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Thank you for your interest in getting involved in our community.

CB Cares is always looking for new individuals and new organizational partners to spread our message throughout the community.

You can reach us at 215-489-9120, bgross@dh.org, or by filling out our contact form.

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Join us in supporting the CBCEF programs as a donor to make real positive change in the community! CB Cares Educational Foundation is a state approved Educational Improvement Organization 501C  serving the Central Bucks School District that includes 23 schools, nearly 20,000 students, and 37,800 households. CB Cares EF works in the following municipalities: the townships of Buckingham, Doylestown, New Britain, Plumstead, Warrington and Warwick; and the boroughs of Chalfont, Doylestown and New Britain.

Through your generous donation, you can impact the community and fund innovative, non-budgeted programs in our schools that benefit all of the students in the CB School District. We appreciate the tremendous support we have received from our community of contributors. If you are not a donor, we hope you will consider supporting the CBCEF through one or more of our fundraising programs. Please contact Kimberly Cambra – Director of CBEF 215-489-9120 with any questions.

Businesses – Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

Personal donations are tax deductible and may be submitted securely online, or may be sent by mail to:
CB Cares Educational Foundation
252 Swamp Road Suite 5   Doylestown, PA 18901

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Contact: Bunny Boyle or Darlene Furey
200 Kirk Road, Warminster, PA 18974
215-441-3290 x114
sandy@gildasclubdelcval.org
www.gildasclubdelval.org

Mission: Gilda’s Club is a cancer support community for anyone affected by cancer. We are not-for-profit and free of charge. Gilda’s club provides support groups, workshops and lectures in a home like environment.

Volunteer Opportunities: Needs include general office support, reception and work in ‘Noogieland’ our program for children and teens.

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CB Cares Educational Foundation is pleased to offer two different grants options. They include Mini Grants and Innovative Learning Grants.


CB Cares MINI GRANTS

$250 mini grant is available once a year in each school in CBSD. These grants were created to focus on the Developmental Assets and foster Parent Education Workshops for Home and School, PTOs and Parent Councils. CB Cares has developed a list of topics and trusted professionals that will come to your organization and present a workshop. Topics range from ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs), general parenting issues such as communication and discipline, adolescent brain development, health and wellness, and school issues (e.g. homework strategies). A parent ambassador is responsible for helping their school identify a topic for their school workshop.  Click here for a list of the Parent Education Workshops and to request a speaker.


INNOVATIVE LEARNING GRANTS

Innovative Learning Grants are awarded for innovative ideas that will enrich the curriculum and will directly benefit the students of CB School District. Up to $1,000 will be awarded to educators, staff members and/or administrators and can be individual or a team of staff members.  These grants are competitive. The grant cycle deadline is October 20, 2017 and January 31, 2018;  conditional upon funding.
Grant applications for the school year 2017-2018 will be available soon.

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Contact: Lynnda Coleman
31 Oak Avenue, Suite 100, Chalfont, 18914
215-822-2812 X302
L.Coleman@habitatbucks.org

Mission: To build affordable homes, better lives, stronger families, and safer communities through partnerships with people and organizations throughout Bucks County.

Volunteer Opportunities: At Habitat Bucks, volunteers build homes, work in the office or in our ReStore, plan special events, raise funds and spread the word about Habitat. From seniors to youth and from every skill set, volunteers learn valuable job and life skills. They have the ability to unite with others to improve their community and make a difference in the lives of people within it. Volunteering also creates a unique sense of pride, self-achievement and camaraderie.

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Contact: Shannon Fredebaugh
215-345-7020 x104

Mission: To preserve and protect our natural and historic heritage.

Volunteer Opportunities: Indoor help: Receptionist, event planning committees, membership activities committee, open house, and additional indoor history and nature events; Outdoor help: Gardening, trail clearing, trash removal, invasive species removal, and educational outreach at historic and natural sites.

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Contact: Lori Campbell
200 Veterans Lane, Doylestown, PA 18901
267-895-1184
asnyder@wel.org

Mission: To make a compelling difference in thelives of our clients and residents through providing excellence and innovation in aging services.

Volunteer Opportunities: Activities Assistant: Playing games, assisting in crafts, playing music. Lunch/Dinner Escort: Escort residents to their meals. Great way to get to know residents. Games Volunteer: work directly with residents in playing of various games, ring seated basketball, bingo, bean bag toss, etc….

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CB Cares Educational Foundation is pleased to provide funding to teachers and staff and administrators of the Central Bucks School District through the Innovative Learning Grants Program. The Foundation Board will award grants for innovative projects that enhance the district’s curriculum and public education.  Grant projects may be limited to a single classroom, involve several grade levels or departments, or they may be school/district wide.

Since 2013, CB Cares EF has had the pleasure of awarding $60,000 in Innovative Learning Grants. These grants benefit CBSD students; embrace innovative learning approaches; complement the curriculum; and celebrate and incorporate the Developmental Assets. Funding for ILGs is made possible through the generous donations of CB Cares EF’s business partners.

                 

Grant applications for the school year 2017-2018 are conditional upon funding.
CBCEF Grant guidelines and application 2017 R2 – pdf
CBCEF Grant guidelines and application 2017 R2 – word format

All CBSD professional personnel are eligible to apply for grants. Applicants may be principals, administrators, individual staff members or a team of staff members.  Projects and programs supported with EITC funds are restricted to state-approved categories and must be innovative in nature. Funds may be used in the school year they are awarded or earmarked for the following school year. Grant awards will be up to $1000 based on a competitive process.

Grant Cycle Deadlines :

  • October 20, 2017 – Deadline for submitting grant application.

October – Approved grants and awards to be announced at School Board Meeting

  • January 31, 2018 – Deadline for submitting second grant cycle application.

February – Approved grants and awards to be announced at School Board Meeting.

Reporting

CB Cares EF must be made aware of any changes to the project or timeline. A grant report is required at the end of the project to includes receipts.  A grant report must be received before your school will be considered for another grant.

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“AWESOME!!!! We are thrilled!!! So excited to get these books for our students! Thank you for all that you do!” – Lisa Mancini

 

A Powerful Partnership in Education

By: Karen Snyder/CBSD Educator

TMS_ILGFor those of you who know a teacher or perhaps have a teacher in your family, you can appreciate what I’m about to say. That beloved month of the year has arrived — June is here! (Yes, it’s not just the kids who are counting down the days.) Now, if only the phrase “school’s out” signified the same thing for both kids and educators. For students, there’s at least eight glorious, homework-free weeks of summer fun ahead! For teachers, not so much. I’m not complaining, mind you. I do appreciate the change of scenery from my four classroom walls. In fact, my guess is that there are few professions in which you get to walk away from the day-to-day demands of your job for a several months, to refuel, rethink, and revive yourself! For that I am immensely grateful.

But I actually look forward to June for another reason altogether. Why? Because it’s a time of year which forces us (by us I mean educators) to participate in the highly effective and productive habit of reflection. You see, teachers are always evaluating, not just students, but ourselves. We’re always thinking of new ways to instruct, to motive, or to inspire students. It’s truly part of our DNA as educators. It’s in June that we naturally reflect upon what worked and what didn’t work so well in our classrooms. Then, it becomes our “summer job” to think of ways to do it “bigger or better” the following school year.

Reflection, in many cases, leads to innovation. But, what does it actually mean to be innovative? Teachers love any excuse to force others to define words, so here goes:

Definition: in•no•va•tive [ ínn? vàytiv ] new and creative, especially in the way that something is done.
Synonyms: groundbreaking; pioneering, state-of-the-art, inventive, original

Barclay _ILG2015Yet, very few people can truly be innovative without the help of others. Creativity in the classroom is at its best when supported by the community at large. Finding and building partnerships with parents, local businesses and organizations, and other like-minded groups of people often results in new opportunities for student exploration and success. The Doylestown-based CB Cares Educational Foundation is one local organization who is supporting such efforts with it’s first-ever “Innovative Learning Grants” presented to Central Bucks School District professionals including teachers and principals. The nonprofit foundation, whose mission is to provide developmental asset-based programs in our local community, is funding this new program through business partners.  (Local businesses looking for ways to support the work of school professionals through this program may contact CB Cares Executive Director Kimberly Cambra at kcambra@dh.org.)

ILG_Doyle (1)What’s this mean to local educators? Plenty! It means a project, a new approach, a new vision can move forward in a classroom. For a teacher, it doesn’t get much better than that! CB Cares Foundation presented $8,200 to nine teachers last month through its competitive award process. Through this powerful partnership new projects, approaches, and methods to enhance curriculum are now possible. The scope of “innovativeness” is impressive. From grants to fund bullying prevention initiatives and “buddy benches,” to technology for Kindergarteners and building classroom libraries, to initiatives such as “Global Kids” and “Ghana Walk” to create global awareness and support of students and schools in Africa, and restorative practices at the high school level.

12642476_999753666762456_6077426067156974586_nThat old expression, “It takes a village…” holds true. Educators depend on partnerships like this one and others to provide opportunities for learning and exploration that perhaps their students wouldn’t have otherwise had without community support. As a local educator, I admit quite readily that we are fortunate to have such support here locally in the Doylestown. In the end, however, it’s not about the teacher, but the hundreds of students who are impacted positively by the programs such funds and grants support. There’s no doubt that area educators who benefited from “partnerships in education” will find themselves reflecting upon unique solutions and innovativeness that worked this school year — maybe even freeing themselves up for just a little bit of fun, and perhaps a little bit less work, this summer!

About the Author:
Karen considers herself both teacher and student. As an educator for more than two decades, she has taught students of all ages – from preschoolers to graduate students. Yet, she agrees we’re not always in need of a teacher.  There’s much to learn and experience from the world around us – especially right here in Doylestown. Prior to becoming an educator, Karen pursued her passion for writing as a corporate communications professional for Fortune 500 companies, a public relations consultant, and as freelance editor and contributing writer to several parenting and travel magazines. Karen relocated to beautiful Bucks County from Baltimore 17 years ago and quickly became Doylestown proud. Join her as she shares opportunities for “ageless” learning right here in our own back yard.  She promises — no homework!

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This day of service is part of a nation-wide effort uniting volunteers from America’s small towns to large cities in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. CBCEF coordinates all of the MLK volunteer opportunities within the community. Each year more than 1,000 volunteers come out to support this national initiative for service projects. Our partnership with the inter-faith community allows us to work with several of the local congregations as well. This year’s Martin Luther King Day of Service will take place on Monday, January 19, 2015.

To view MLK volunteer opportunities, click here!
To view photos, click here!

 

 

 

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Contact: Mary Danzis
252 Belmont Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901
215-345-6065
www.cbmealonwhells.org

Mission: To provide nutritious meals and other nutrition services to men and womendividuals they serve and often postpone early institutionalization.

Volunteer Opportunities: We need 24 volunteers everyday, Monday through Friday, to assist in the preparation and delivery of meals to homebound seniors. A commitment to help once or twice a month is all that is needed to help carry out our mission. Current volunteers include at-home moms and dads, retirees, and working men and women with the flexibility to arrange their schedules.

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September: #24 Bonding to School. Young person cares about his or her school. The student is actively engaged in promoting a positive school community.

October:#35 Resistance Skills.  Young person can resist negative peer pressure and avoid dangerous situations.

November: #39 Sense of Purpose.  Young person believes that their life has a purpose

December: #38 Self-Esteem.  Young person feels good about themselves.

January: #9 Service to Others. Young person values service to others, in their family, school, or community. He/she commits to meaningful and caring actions.

Boomerang_East2015February: #26 Caring. Young person cares about others. They place a high value on helping other people. He/she thinks about ways of helping others and is motivated to initiate kind and thoughtful acts.

March: #21 Achievement Motivation.  Young person is motivated to do well in school.

April: #25 Reading for Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends.

May: #15 Positive Peer Influence.  Young persons’ best friends model responsible behavior. They are a good influence. They make good choices.

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OUR PROGRAMS

CB Cares EF provides a developmental compass for youth and families to promote positive values and behaviors in our community.

The framework for all CB Cares EF programs is the Search Institute’s 40 Development Assets®. These Assets serve as a resource in navigating each stage of your student’s development. CB Cares EF promotes the opportunity to build both internal and external assets through our programs, resources and community days.

 

Boomerang Youth Recognition Award

boomerang2The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a monthly program offered in our 23 schools that recognizes and honors students in our community for exemplifying and living by a featured monthly Developmental Asset.  Students can be nominated by teachers, peers, family and community members. Winners are recognized in partnership with CB Cares EF and the Bucks County Herald Newspaper. Click here to learn about the featured asset of the month and how to nominate a deserving student.

Backpack Newsflash Newsletter

Each month a newsletter is distributed in hard copy and electronically to CB School District students, staff, and families with up to date information on upcoming programs, celebrated students and events in our schools and community coordinated by CB Cares.  Backpack Newsflash topics often include; parenting tips, youth issues and current concerns facing families.  View the current Backpack Newsflash.

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Youth to Community Arts Program (Y2C)

Our Y2C program showcases the talents (musical, artistic, culinary, drama, poetry) of our Central Bucks middle and high school students by offering opportunities for them to connect and perform with local businesses, organizations and at community events while they demonstrate their dedication to the arts.  Click here for more information on Y2C.

Parent Network

The Central Bucks Parent Network is is designed to offer guidance, support, and initiatives aimed at nurturing more open communication between parents and children.  This takes place in the form of discussion forums, social opportunities, educational programs, communication channels, resources and guidelines, to name a few, aimed at helping parents and youth to better understand and interact with each other and to help improve family management skills and enhance youth/parent relations while conveying a consistent message about the dangers of risky behaviors and academic success.  CB Cares’ Parent Network provides parent support, resources and education through:

  • Parent Education Workshops
    CB Cares EF offers Home and School Associations, Parent Councils, school counselors, and other community organizations a large selection of parent education workshops, ranging from drug and alcohol issues, to stress reduction in the family, adolescence, health and wellness, technology, backpack safety, homework tips, etc. These offerings are approximately 1 hour in length and presented by professionals and agencies from our community.   Parent Education Workshops
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    Parent Positive is a collaboration between the CB Cares Educational Foundation, Doylestown Health, The Central Bucks Family YMCA, and the Central Bucks School District that offers a district wide speakers series around relevant parenting issues to create a venue for community conversations.  
  • Parent Connections
    Parent Connections is a taped television program hosted by CB Cares EF and The Central Bucks School District broadcasted on Comcast Channel 28 and Verizon Fios Channel 40.  Shows take various forms, including a host-guest format, dparent-connectionsemonstrations, and round table discussions. All shows focus on parenting or youth issues and are taped at Central Bucks South High School with high school students serving as the crew.  Programs are shown multiple times throughout a given month. This cable TV medium is a great way to reach many individuals who might not be able to attend some of the other CB Cares EF parenting programs.  Watch our Parent Connection videos here.
  • Parent Resources
                     Where to Turn for Help in Bucks County
                     Partnership for a Drug Free Kids Toolkit
                     Medication Drop Off Site – Take Back Drugs

 

 

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Parent Positive is a collaboration between the CB Cares Educational Foundation, Doylestown Health, The Central Bucks Family YMCA, and the Central Bucks School District that offers a district wide speakers series around relevant parenting issues to create a venue for community conversations.
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    Dr. Robert BrooksThe Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Motivation and Resilience in Students 

Dr. Robert Brooks
Harvard University
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Lenape MS
7 pm

Dr. Robert Brooks is one of today’s leading speakers and authors on the themes of resilience, motivation, school climate, a positive work environment, and family relationships.  His talks are filled with practical, realistic suggestions and he is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and anecdotes to life.

In this presentation Dr. Brooks describes factors that help families to experience greater warmth and respect. He will discuss the importance of practicing empathy in order to understand and respond to each family member, changing “negative scripts,” establishing realistic expectations and goals, becoming a charitable family, disciplining in ways that promote self-discipline rather than resentment, and helping each family member to feel special and appreciated.

Free parent education program appropriate for parents of elementary, middle and high school aged children.  Free babysitting for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade available.  Pre-registration required for babysitting. 
Registration encouraged.  For more information or to register, visit  Parent Positive Speaker Series or call 215.345.2121

 

For a printable flyer, click here.

 

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COC bookletIf you’re like most parents we work with, you know first-hand how tough parenting can be. Most are juggling jobs and families and are overwhelmed and exhausted. The problem is, life isn’t much easier for your kids. They’re facing tougher challenges than ever, too.

How can you be sure your kids are headed on the right path, and you’re doing everything you can to help them be successful along the way? We call that parenting with purpose, and we can help.

CB Cares is a non-profit organization that provides or connects parents and kids to the information, tools and support they need to be the best they can be. We help you foster the kind of positive outcomes we all want for our kids. And we do it in four ways:

First, we help you build stronger and lasting relationships with their kids.

Second, we help you show your kids how being part of a connect community provides them with unique opportunities and advantages.

Third, we help you create the climate where kids feel empowered to make good choices.

And finally, we help you help your kids build a solid value system.

Find out more by visiting our Parent Network!

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CB Cares Educational Foundation is an independent nonprofit  501(c)3, state approved Education Improvement Organization serving the Central Bucks School District that includes 23 schools, nearly 20,000 students and 37,800 families.  The organization is self sustained by the generosity of its donors, fundraising efforts and EITC business partners.  As Central Bucks School District’s Educational Foundation and lead partner in innovative education, the organization does not benefit from tax payer dollars.

Our Community Partners include the Central Bucks School District, Doylestown Health and the Central Bucks YMCA.  As partners we promote the 40 Developmental Assets and create opportunity for parents & related stakeholders to come together for the purpose of acquiring knowledge and strategies to help raise resilient, competent, successful and happy children.


Our Financial Partners are local businesses approved to use the EITC tax credit program (Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program) towards hatboroinnovative education and programs to enrich our community, schools and families.

About EITC

Businesses eligible for the tax credit are pass-through entities, such as S and C Corporations, Partnerships, LLC’s, etc.  Pennsylvania businesses can apply for EITC credits through DCED’s electronic single application system.  Tax credit applications are due July 1st and process on a first come, first-served basis and are approved until available tax credits are exhausted.  Each business’s tax situation is different and will need to follow the guidelines of the EITC.  If you are interested please consult with your financial advisor.

Click here for more information.

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Contact: Mary Jo Lisewski
215-345-7860

Volunteer Opportunities: Receptionist/storekeeper; indoor help-story time leader, library assistant, store displays, mailing preparation; outside work-trailkeepers, gardeners; community events representative; teacher/naturalist trainee; fundraising events; summer assistants.

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Contact: Terri Mandic
215-249-0100 x113
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215-249-0100 x149
520 Dublin Rd, Sellersville, PA 18960
tmandice@pearlsbuck.org
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Mission: Pearl S. Buck International has three distinct functions that operate as one with the common mission of continuing the legacy and dreams of Pearl S. Buck- her commitment to improving the values and attributes of other cultures, the injustice of prejudice, and the need for humanitarianism throughout the world. Specifically the mission of Pearl S. Buck International is illustrated in its work in the areas of: adoption advocacy, health and education advocacy, and development of cross-cultural appreciation

Volunteer Opportunities: Include tour guide/docent, conducting guided tours of the National Historic Landmark home of Pearl S. Buck; Gardening Aide, providing assistance with maintaining award-winning gardens as well as office support and gift shop attendant.

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2015 Positive Coaching Award presented to Coach Jack Lafferty.

CB Cares Positive Coaching Award recognizes an individual who exemplifies positive coaching, puts emphasis on the health and well-being of the child, serves as a positive role model, and has a positive influence in the lives of young people.

Coach Jack Lafferty possesses all of these qualities and more according to the letters of support which accompanied his nomination. Since 1983, Coach Jack Lafferty has touched and inspired thousands of young people’s lives in his role as CYO track coach for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.A special thanks to the Jones Family of Chalfont for their sponsoship.

Congratulations!

 

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PC Final LogoThe CB Cares Positive Coaching Award will be given to one coach annually who represents the objectives of the CB Cares Positive Coaching Award: A coach who exemplifies positive coaching, putting emphasis on the health and well being of the child, serving as a positive role model, and having a positive influence in the lives of young people. Specifically, the recipient will be recognized for teaching positive life lessons through sports, providing leadership, and promoting sportsmanship, fair play, motivation and respect.

The framework for CB Cares’ programs and initiatives is the 40 Developmental Assets, a research-based approach to cultivating the most important qualities which create caring, competent, and resilient individuals.

The recipient will be someone who promotes the development of the 40 Assets, specifically #:
3. OTHER ADULT RELATIONSHIPS – Young person receives support from three or more non-parent adults.
5. CARING SCHOOL CLIMATE -School (or youth organization) provides a caring, encouraging environment.
7. COMMUNITY VALUES YOUTH – Young person perceives that adults in the community value youth.
14. ADULT ROLE MODELS – Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior.
18. YOUTH PROGRAMS – Young person spends 3 or more hours per week in sports, clubs or organizations at school and/or in the community.
30. RESPONSIBILITY – Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.
33. INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCE – Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills.
36. PEACEFUL CONFLICT RESOLUTION – Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently.
37. PERSONAL POWER – Young person feels he or she has control over “things that happen to me.”
38. SELF-ESTEEM – Young person reports having a high self-esteem.

Eligibility
Coaches of athletes in grades K through 12, in the Central Bucks geographic area, who are currently coaching are eligible for the CB Cares Positive Coaching Award.

Nomination
One individual (the Nominator) begins the nomination process by completing the CB Cares Positive Coaching Award Nomination. The Nominator provides a written testimonial about the Coach. In addition, a minimum of 2 but no more than 4 additional written testimonials need to be submitted to make the nomination complete. Each testimonial is limited to 500 words.
Anyone can nominate a coach and anyone can write a testimonial about a coach. Must include which 40 Assets the coach embodies/promotes.

Selection
The CB Cares Positive Coaching Award team of judges will review all timely and complete applications and present one award annually in May.

Award Nomination Process
Complete and submit the CB Cares Positive Coaching Award Nomination Form by April 30. Completed applications (Nomination Form along with Testimonials) should be delivered to:
CB Cares, 252 West Swamp Rd (Rt 313), Bailiwick Unit 5 Doylestown, PA 18901.
Anyone can nominate a coach. For additional information, contact CB Cares at 215-489-9120.

Nomination Form

Nominator Information

Testimonials:
To be completed by Nominator and two to 4 others, limited to 500 words each.
Please write testimonials on separate sheets of paper.
Testimonials should describe how the coach exemplifies the objectives of the CB Cares Positive Coaching Award.
Specific examples and anecdotes are important.
To be considered, all material must include which 40 Assets the coach embodies/promotes.


Each testimonial should include:

  • Coach name, home address/email or phone number
  • Name of person writing testimonial, their phone number and email address
  • Relationship to Coach
  • Two to 4 testimonials on separate sheets
  • Signature (required) and date

 

***** Also, pleases submit a recent photograph of the coach *****

Submission:
Completed nominations should be returned to CB Cares, attention: Positive Coaching Award at
252 West Swamp Rd (Rt 313), Bailiwick Unit 5 Doylestown, PA 18901
Nominations are due by April 30.

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Positive Coaching Award winner 2016The Positive Coaching Award was established in 2012 by the Lucy and Larry Jones family of Chalfont, in partnership with CB Cares.

“We established the award because we recognize the huge effect positive coaching makes in the lives of children; we wanted to put a spotlight on the value of positive coaching; and we thought it was a great way to honor the positive coaches our three children have had throughout the years,” explained Lucy Jones, sponsor of the award.

Manetta, a soccer coach for the Central Bucks Athletic Association’s (CBAA) Buckingham United, was lauded for his “dedication and commitment in building the confidence and competence of the young student-athletes he mentors.” 

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Local Businesses Join Forces with CB Cares for Prom Partners

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Prom Partners was developed as an initiative to bring businesses together to get the message to our youth that we care about the choices they make during this time of year. Prom Partners is a collaboration between CB Cares  and local businesses in the community who experience increased business during the prom season. Studies show that during weekends around prom time, there is an increase of traffic crash fatalities among 15-20 year olds that are alcohol-related, and of these fatalities, 72 percent involve a 16-20 year old driver with alcohol in his/her This statistic alone was enough to prompt the importance of the message promoted in the Prom Partner’s program.

clip_image002_068Local businesses maintain their partnership with CB Cares to promote this message by distributing the Prom Partner message via brightly colored flyers which hang from every tuxedo rental that goes out the door. The message is smart and simple, “Look Good, Choose Well, Get Home Safely”. CB Cares and the community want everyone to enjoy themselves and look their best and not contribute to the staggering statistics during prom season.

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image003 (6)The goal of CB Cares’ Safe Teen Driving initiative is to provide our parents and teens with the resources to become safer teen drivers. Driving fatalities continue to be the number one cause of death for teens between the ages of 16 and 19. To help reduce this tragic number of fatalities, we have approached this problem in several different ways: an evening community presentation featuring author and speaker, Timothy Smith, who spoke on the topic “Crashproof Your Kids”, the creation of our Parent/Teen Safe Driving Contract in partnership with the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, and two roundtable discussions which included representatives from law enforcement, driving industry experts, elected officials, and teens. We continue to plan for future collaborative community discussions on this crucial topic.
To download your Safe Teen Driving Contract, click here.

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Located on the grounds of the Doylestown Mennonite Church

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Mission: Sandy Ridge Community Garden is a volunteer-run, communally-tended horticultural space open to all with a mission of donating at least 50% of its’ harvest to those in need while creating opportunities for education, friendship and co-operation towards a better community. Check us out on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sandy-Ridge-Community-Garden/147973475270971

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Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. To accomplish this mission, the institute generates and communicates new knowledge, and brings together community, state, and national leaders. At the heart of the institute’s work is the framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

Visit Search Institute

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Contact: Anne Reynolds
215-918-1001 x104
annereynolds@verizon.net

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CB Cares Educational Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and does not receive taxpayer dollars through the school district.  CBCEF is completely dependent on the generosity of  donations from individuals, organizations and businesses in the region that supports our work and programs through two special sponsorship event opportunities in the fall and spring.

Pumpkinfest

pumpkinfestThe month of October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month and October 23 – 31st is Red Ribbon Week for school-age children in our community. Both of these national initiatives emphasize the importance of avoiding drug and alcohol use.  Pumpkinfest is a commitment to provide valuable programs and ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) prevention resources to make sure we live in a vibrant and healthier community.  The proceeds from Pumpkinfest will allow us to continue our work to provide our Developmental Assets-based programs for the youth, parents and educators in the community.
Save the date –   October 21, 2017!


CelebrityGala1 Chef & Waiter Gala Event
Doylestown Country Club
5 -9 pm

Join us as this epicurean extravaganza will not disappoint beginning with the event’s farm-to-fork philosophy with menu items carefully selected by our own CB Cares Director, Kimberly Cambra!  Savor the inspiring talents of our culinary students and celebrity chefs at the most gastronomic event in Bucks County along with a VIP reception and Epicurean Auction Tables. (E..A. T.).

The missing ingredient is you!  Come to the table and show your support as a sponsor or purchase a ticket.  Your commitment allows us to make a significant impact on our students and deliver valuable resources, tools and solutions for families.   Please consider feeding the minds of our community by showing your support.

 

Sponsorship Levels:
Grand Gourmand……$5,000
Epicurean………………$2,500
Come to the Table…..$1,500
Sweet Endings………..$500
Apron……………………$250
Menu…………………….$100

Gala ticket……………..$125 ($75 tax deductible donation)

 


 

srvalentinesValentines for Seniors

Every year the students in the CBSD afterschool program lovingly participate in our Valentines for Seniors project. Homemade old fashion Valentine cards are made by the dozens for our senior residents of Pine Run Retirement Community, Lakeview and Neshimany Manor as well as for patients at the Doylestown Hospital. Prior to the Valentine’s Day deliveries, these special cards are displayed in many of the storefront throughout Doylestown Borough.

 

 

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Since 1996, CB Cares EF has operated as a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance the educational opportunities in the Central Bucks School District’s 23 schools through innovative learning programs that may not be covered through traditional tax dollars.  Our focus is to foster youth development and create a healthy, stronger community by serving as a community catalyst by engaging, empowering, and linking people, organizations and businesses in the community.  Along with our staff, our board includes parents, teachers, business and community leaders that are committed to upholding that mission.

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Celebrate the People in the Central Bucks School District

Who Make a Difference in Your Child’s Life

Looking for a  special year-end gift for that exceptional teacher or staff member in your child’s life?   This program is a wonderful way to honor those educators who have truly made a difference and inspired your child in some way. CB Cares EF will send a stTR_Work of Heartudent-designed card to the honoree with a special tribute message. All you need to do is simply designate your gift in your honoree’s name and CB Cares EF takes care of the rest!

“I was so delighted to receive a recognition card from one of my students. Knowing that children will benefit from the thoughtful kindness of this recognition makes this gift even more meaningful!”

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Contact:
P. O. Box 1042
215-230-8777
www.twilightwish.org

Mission: We honor and enrich the lives of deserving elders through wish granting celebrations connecting generations.

  1. Join the Wish Committee –  By serving on the wish committee, a volunteer either comes to wish meetings at our office in Doylestown on the second Thursday of every month at 10 am  or a volunteer calls in, joining the meeting via the conference call number. The committee reviews wishes and determines who will research open wishes. Researching wishes entails making calls, getting quotes, seeking donations or discounts, and making arrangements. This work may be done from home or the office. In some cases the wish will be granted locally and volunteers are welcome to attend the event and/or assist with granting the wish. This is an area where we could really use more volunteers.
  1. Discover New Wishes – Volunteers who choose to try and find new wishes may visit nursing homes and speak with activities directors, social workers and residents to see if there is a senior who has a wish.
  1. Special Events/Fundraising – Volunteers who help with fundraising and event planning brainstorm about how to raise money and increase awareness. Once an event idea or initiative is agreed upon, volunteers help to make arrangements, seek in-kind donations, and complete other tasks, as needed.
  1. Represent Twilight WishVolunteers can represent Twilight Wish at expo fairs, community centers and events.  Volunteers working at events help with set-up, registration, and other tasks.  At expo. fairs and community events, volunteers may give presentations about Twilight Wish, answer audience questions, and pass out literature about the organization.

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Contact: Judy Schaeffer, PR Coordinator
215-345-8322 x106
info@vitaeducation.org
www.vitaeducation.org

Mission: To provide free education programs to Bucks County Adults in the community and the Correctional Facilities that will enable them to become self-determining and self- sustaining.

Volunteer Opportunities: Literacy Tutor, English as a Second Language Tutor, Personal Decision Making Tutor. All tutors work with adults. No teaching or foreign language experience needed.

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CB Cares kicks off the year with our
Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service

This moving opening ceremony engages area choirs, youth performers and brings together members of the inner-faith community as we honor the revolutionary spirit of Martin Luther King.

Monday, January 15, 2018
 Second Baptist Church
 6055 Swamp Road
 Fountainville, PA  18923
  8:30 am

All are welcome!

Get Directions

Temple Judea

Assemble dinners for the needy:

Participants will be asked to bring a cooked item to the event. This activity is suitable for families with older children (7 & up ). Please contact contact Janene Raisman (215-674-0685) about your donation.

Make “Breakfast Bags” and cards for the hungry.
This activity is suitable for families, particularly those with very young children.
Please contact Shari Wohl (215-918-2744).

** Please get in touch with the contact person for the activity you would like to do so we can coordinate materials and workspace!! **

We are seeking the following donations for the Breakfast bags:

  • Box of tea bags
  • Box of hot chocolate
  • Box of individual oatmeal packets
  • Granola or breakfast bars
  • Package of individual grape or apple juice boxes
  • Packages of individual fruit cups

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Help assemble Breakfast Bags and create inspiring greeting cards for our elderly and frail neighbors. A wonderful intergenerational service project, ideal for students in 1st – 5th grades! We ask each person/group participating in our project to bring one (or more) food items with them.

Items needed:

  • Instant oatmeal or cream of wheat (boxes of single-serving packets)
  • Granola bars
  • Juice boxes
  • Single-serving cereal boxes
  • Single-serving coffee packs
  • Package of single serving fruit cups
  • Gallon ziploc bags

Space is limited so register early. For further information and to register contact Mike Haggerty at stpaulsmlkday@gmail.com.

Neshaminy Manor Inter-generational Game Time

Calling all young game board enthusiasts! We need to play your favorite game board with the residents of Neshaminy Manor. This intergenerational service project is a great way for you to get to know some of the elderly in our community. Two sessions being offered 10 -11:30 am or 2 – 3:30 pm. We do require residents to sign in for MLK actitities. For more information and sign up contact Mary Sue Monkoski at 215-345-3205.

 

Second Baptist Church

The Bucks County (Pa)Chapter of The Links Incorporated is truly excited to partner again with Second Baptist Church of Doylestown ,Bucks County Jack and Jill, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Phi and GE to commemorate Dr.King’s Legacy – Day  of Service.

We will be sorting and organizing clothing donations at the Second Baptist Church of Doylestown  for the benefit  of A Woman’s Place located in  Doylestown at 8:30am that day.

Woman’s Place is a Domestic Violence Service providing support  for women and their children who are dealing with domestic abuse.

Most needed  items are the following:

* Women’s clothing
* Children’s  new and gently used winter clothing sizes new born     to 16
* Boys and Girls tops or bottoms
*  Boys and Girls Winter coats
* Socks

Please join us and bring your donations to Second Baptist Church Of Doylestown , 6055 Swamp Rd. Fountainville , Pa 18925

If you are unable to join us on Monday January 16, 2017 feel free to drop off your donations  at the church on 8:00am to 12:00pm.

For more information contact Zeldadavisjones@icloud . com or    call 215 820 6771.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be having a variety of projects to help those in need. The projects will include no sew fleece blankets and activity bags for St Christopher’s hospital and washcare kits for the homeless in Philadelphia. Open to children 5th grade and up. Space is limited. Activities will begin after the CB Cares morning ceremony in the OLMC school cafeteria. Contact Jeanne Reiche at JMReiche@yahoo.com

Gayman Elementary

Children from Gayman Elementary will be coloring fabric squares which will be made into quilts for the Quilts for Kids organization. They will also be creating cards and collecting tents for homeless youth to be donated to The Synergy Project. A book collection will be held for Philadelphia Reads to gather gently used books for kids in Philadelphia. Snack bags will be assembled so kids have 1 week worth of snacks for Bucks County Housing Group and meals will be prepared to help the Aid for Friends organization

Doylestown Presbyterian Church

Donate items and help assemble meals for our elderly and frail neighbors. Please bring a casserole and bag of frozen vegetables as a donation. Participants should be at least 10 years old with adult supervision or above 15. For more information contact Deb at drkmetzo@gmail.com

Barclay Elementary

Barclay Elementary School will again this year be partnering with A Woman’s Place of Bucks County. We are collecting travel-sized toiletry products from each grade level in order to assemble hospitality packages for new shelter residents. We will also be collecting crayons and coloring books from our Kindergarten level for the children residents. Finally, as in past years, we will also do a general collection of new or gently worn clothing. For more information contact sallymacl@verizon.net


Want to Make a DIFFERENCE in your COMMUNITY while developing LEADERSHIP Teen volunteer logoSKILLS for the future?

CB Cares EF is currently recruiting middle and high school students for a new initiative, CB Cares Volunteer Teens.  This student led volunteer council will provide many opportunities to interact with community leaders, other non-profits and develop leadership skills.  To learn more http://cbcaresvolunteerteens.weebly.com/


Year Round Volunteer Opportunities

 


CB Cares kicks off the year with our Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, January 15, 2018, promptly at 8:30am!

This moving opening ceremony engages area choirs, youth performers and brings together members of the inner-faith community as we honor the revolutionary spirit of Martin Luther King.

 

Please join us at 8:30am
Location will be announced

All are welcome!

Get Directions

Temple Judea

Assemble dinners for the needy:

Participants will be asked to bring a cooked item to the event. This activity is suitable for families with older children (7 & up ). Please contact contact Janene Raisman (215-674-0685) about your donation.

Make “Breakfast Bags” and cards for the hungry.
This activity is suitable for families, particularly those with very young children.
Please contact Shari Wohl (215-918-2744).

** Please get in touch with the contact person for the activity you would like to do so we can coordinate materials and workspace!! **

We are seeking the following donations for the Breakfast bags:

  • Box of tea bags
  • Box of hot chocolate
  • Box of individual oatmeal packets
  • Granola or breakfast bars
  • Package of individual grape or apple juice boxes
  • Packages of individual fruit cups

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Help assemble Breakfast Bags and create inspiring greeting cards for our elderly and frail neighbors. A wonderful intergenerational service project, ideal for students in 1st – 5th grades! We ask each person/group participating in our project to bring one (or more) food items with them.

Items needed:

  • Instant oatmeal or cream of wheat (boxes of single-serving packets)
  • Granola bars
  • Juice boxes
  • Single-serving cereal boxes
  • Single-serving coffee packs
  • Package of single serving fruit cups
  • Gallon ziploc bags

Space is limited so register early. For further information and to register contact Mike Haggerty at stpaulsmlkday@gmail.com.

Neshaminy Manor Inter-generational Game Time

Calling all young game board enthusiasts! We need to play your favorite game board with the residents of Neshaminy Manor. This intergenerational service project is a great way for you to get to know some of the elderly in our community. Two sessions being offered 10 -11:30 am or 2 – 3:30 pm. We do require residents to sign in for MLK actitities. For more information and sign up contact Mary Sue Monkoski at 215-345-3205.

 

Second Baptist Church

The Bucks County (Pa)Chapter of The Links Incorporated is truly excited to partner again with Second Baptist Church of Doylestown ,Bucks County Jack and Jill, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Phi and GE to commemorate Dr.King’s Legacy – Day  of Service.

We will be sorting and organizing clothing donations at the Second Baptist Church of Doylestown  for the benefit  of A Woman’s Place located in  Doylestown at 8:30am that day.

Woman’s Place is a Domestic Violence Service providing support  for women and their children who are dealing with domestic abuse.

Most needed  items are the following:

* Women’s clothing
* Children’s  new and gently used winter clothing sizes new born     to 16
* Boys and Girls tops or bottoms
*  Boys and Girls Winter coats
* Socks

Please join us and bring your donations to Second Baptist Church Of Doylestown , 6055 Swamp Rd. Fountainville , Pa 18925

If you are unable to join us on Monday January 16, 2017 feel free to drop off your donations  at the church on 8:00am to 12:00pm.

For more information contact Zeldadavisjones@icloud . com or    call 215 820 6771.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be having a variety of projects to help those in need. The projects will include no sew fleece blankets and activity bags for St Christopher’s hospital and washcare kits for the homeless in Philadelphia. Open to children 5th grade and up. Space is limited. Activities will begin after the CB Cares morning ceremony in the OLMC school cafeteria. Contact Jeanne Reiche at JMReiche@yahoo.com

Gayman Elementary

Children from Gayman Elementary will be coloring fabric squares which will be made into quilts for the Quilts for Kids organization. They will also be creating cards and collecting tents for homeless youth to be donated to The Synergy Project. A book collection will be held for Philadelphia Reads to gather gently used books for kids in Philadelphia. Snack bags will be assembled so kids have 1 week worth of snacks for Bucks County Housing Group and meals will be prepared to help the Aid for Friends organization

Doylestown Presbyterian Church

Donate items and help assemble meals for our elderly and frail neighbors. Please bring a casserole and bag of frozen vegetables as a donation. Participants should be at least 10 years old with adult supervision or above 15. For more information contact Deb at drkmetzo@gmail.com

Barclay Elementary

Barclay Elementary School will again this year be partnering with A Woman’s Place of Bucks County. We are collecting travel-sized toiletry products from each grade level in order to assemble hospitality packages for new shelter residents. We will also be collecting crayons and coloring books from our Kindergarten level for the children residents. Finally, as in past years, we will also do a general collection of new or gently worn clothing. For more information contact sallymacl@verizon.net

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The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a monthly program which recognizes and honors youth in our community for exemplifying and living by one of 9 chosen Developmental Assets for the school year.  We are excited to announce our new community partner for this program – The Hattery Stove and Still of Doylestown, PA.

Boomerang_East2015Central Bucks School District nominates over 1,000 elementary, middle, and high school students each year.  Winners serve as a model to all students in the district and receive school recognition and are announced in the Bucks County Herald newspaper and The Backpack Newsflash, a monthly publication of CB Cares EF  which reaches 20,000 school children and their families.

MONTHLY ASSETS LISTS  Printable Boomerang Assets 2017-2018 

 

Want to nominate someone for the Boomerang Youth Recognition Award?    Asset nomination form, click here.

Developmental Asset for December 2017 :  Asset #38 Self-Esteem
Young person feels good about themselves.

Where does high self-esteem come from?

High self-esteem doesn’t necessarily come naturally. Adults, by the way they act and interact, teach young people to believe in themselves and like themselves. Telling and showing young people that they love and accept them for who they are, what they value, and the people they want to become helps build self-esteem. It’s also important to teach young people the values and actions that will build genuine self-esteem, including caring, giving, treating others with kindness and tolerance, and always doing your best in school and other activities.

 Here are the facts

Research shows that young people who feel good about themselves have positive relationships with parents and peers, increased academic achievement, and a decreased susceptibility to negative peer pressure. Loving yourself is as important as loving other people. About 48 percent of young people, ages 11–18, report having high self-esteem, according to Search Institute surveys. Telling and showing young people you accept and value who they are helps them to feel good about themselves.

Tips for building this asset

A young person’s self-esteem can be affected by many people and situations. Notice how what you say and do affects the young people around you. Young people’s self-esteem increases when they feel loved, respected, and accepted; taken seriously; and listened to. Feeling safe and secure, and able to make choices and do good deeds also boosts self-esteem. The most important key to building other’s self-esteem is to let them know they matter and are an important part of society.

Also try this

In your home and family: Compliment your child and let her or him hear you saying positive things about her or him to someone else.

In your neighborhood and community: Take the time to learn about what the young people in your community think and feel about current events. Ask them not only about school and hobbies, but also their opinions on important issues. Let them know you value what they think and how they feel.

In your school or youth program: Publicly congratulate young people’s successes with written notes, calls home, or verbal praise. If some students or group members are having a problem, talk to them or their parents or guardians privately.

 

Boomerang Coordinators

Elementary Schools:

  • Barclay: Betty Lawlor
  • Bridge Valley: Katharine Melberger
  • Buckingham: Brian Rosica
  • Butler: Jack Anderson
  • Cold Spring:  TBA
  • Doyle: Sue Salvenson
  • Gayman: Susan Vass
  • Groveland: Michelle Fuentes/Matt Aldefer
  • Jamison: Anne Carnhart
  • Kutz: Michele Putnam
  • Linden: Denise Dempsey
  • Mill Creek: Laurie Hunter
  • Pine Run: Michelle Fronheiser
  • Titus: Jennifer Horan
  • Warwick: Kristin Sleicher

Middle Schools:

  • Holicong: Greg Striano
  • Lenape: Christy Venters
  • Tamanend: Lisa Mancini
  • Tohickon: Diane Schute
  • Unami: Lisa Canfield

High Schools:

  • CB East: Luke Hadfield
  • CB South: Matthew Gale
  • CB West: David Hoffman

 

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The Developmental Assets are 40® research-based, positive qualities that influence young people’s development, helping them become caring, responsible, and productive adults. Based in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research, the Developmental Assets framework has proven to be effective and become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States and, increasingly, around the world.

Who needs them?

Assets matter for youth from many backgrounds and contexts. The framework has been adapted to be developmentally relevant from early childhood through adolescence for every gender, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and special needs status. The positive power of assets is evident across all cultural and socioeconomic groups of youth in the United States as well as other parts of the world.

Why are they important?

According to the Search Institute, over time, studies of more than 4 million young people consistently show that the more assets that young people have, the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors and the more likely they are to thrive. Levels of assets are better predictors of high-risk involvement and thriving than poverty, family structure, or other demographic difference. Research shows that youth with the most assets are least likely to engage in high-risk behaviors. When they have higher levels of assets, they are more likely to do well in school, be civic minded and engaged, and value diversity. The average young person experiences fewer than half of the 40 assets.

Search Institute

Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge,search-logo
and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. To accomplish this mission, the institute generates and communicates new knowledge, and brings together community, state, and national leaders. At the heart of the institute’s work is the framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

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Y2C—Youth 2 Community Music and Arts Series
CB Cares coordinates (Y2C), an initiative that provides CB youth with opportunities to showcase their dedication and devotion to the arts. Teens showcase their talents (dramatic, artistic, performance, musical, culinary) to audiences of all ages, not just their peers. Thus the name Y2C, Youth to Community.

Through engaging in music and art, our young people feel a greater sense of connection and community involvement. Performance venues include: First Friday Doylestown, The Central Bucks Family YMCA, Chubby’s Dairy Barn in Plumsteadville, various township parks, The James A. Michener Art Museum, and numerous other locations. Y2C is made YOUTH_Nickpossible, in part, through the 5-County Arts Fund, a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. This program is rich in community partnerships; we are always looking for new sponsors and venues for these talented youth.

For more information on how your business can become involved, contact CB Cares’ office at 215-489-9120.
To view photos, click here!

To view events, click here

To download the Y2C flyer and Interst Form, click here!