The partnership between CBCEF and the Central Bucks School District
is long-standing. Since its inception, CBCEF has been involved in
the 40 Developmental Assets in our local schools through
trainings, with the goal of
At the present time, there are many active school programs
Boomerang Youth Recognition Award
BOOMERANG YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARD ASSETS 2014-2015
September: #20 Time at Home. Young person spends time most days in high quality interactions with family. They might share the importance of family experiences and relationships in the school setting..
October: #35 Resistance Skills. Young person is able to recognize risky or dangerous situations and makes positive choices when faced with challenging events in their life. They are able to resist peer pressure.
November: #30 Responsibility. Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility for his/her behavior. Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility for their actions and decisions at home, and/or at school, and/or in the community.
December: #34 Cultural Competence. Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds. They accept and appreciate differences in people; they establish friendships with those from different backgrounds. We might notice that they do not tolerate jokes or other put-downs that demean people of different backgrounds.
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.
February: #36 Peaceful Conflict Resolution. Young person seeks to resolve conflicts peacefully. Young person understands the benefit of peaceful conflict resolution. They are considered to be a ‘resource” to others, one who helps to solve problems, e.g. peer mediation or just a good friend who is known to help others with difficult situations.
March: #28 Integrity. Young person acts on his/her convictions and stands up for his/her beliefs. Young person talks openly about what he/she believes in and values: they “talk the talk and walk the walk.”
April: #25 Reading for Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends.
May: #37 Personal Power. Young person has a healthy sense of personal power. He/she believes they can effect change and make a difference in their school and/or Community. They believe that they have some control over things that happen in their world, that things don’t just happen to them.
LOCAL BUSINESSES JOIN FORCES WITH
Very soon prom season will be in full swing, and CB Cares is gearing up for their Prom Partners program, 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, the Central Bucks Drug Free Community Project, 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. This statistic alone was enough to prompt the importance of the message promoted in the Prom Partner’s program.
Now in its fourth year, Ventresca’s Formal Wear has maintained their partnership with CB Cares to promote this message. Ventresca’s distributes the Prom Partner message via brightly colored flyers which hang from every tuxedo rental that goes out the door. All three Central Bucks high schools, New Hope-Solebury, Archbishop Wood and the other surrounding school districts will patronize Ventresca’s between now and the end of May. The message is smart and simple, “Look Good, Choose Well, Get Home Safely”. CB Cares, Ventresca’s, and the community want everyone to enjoy themselves and look their best and not contribute to the staggering statistics during prom season. For more information about CB Cares and the important programs they provide the community, visit cb-cares.org