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The partnership between CBCEF and the Central Bucks School District is long-standing. Since its inception, CBCEF has been involved in promoting the 40 Developmental Assets in our local schools through programs and trainings, with the goal of
fostering positive behaviors and values in our community’s youth.

At the present time, there are many active school programs
which represent the mission of CBCEF - serving as
a community catalyst
by engaging, empowering, and linking people, organizations and businesses in the community.

Boomerang Youth Recognition Award
Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Prevention (ATOD) Programs


40 Asset Ambassadors

Elementary Schools:

Barclay Christine Petersen
Bridge Valley Sue Skjeveland
Buckingham Michelle McGarvey
Butler Gigi Butler
Cold Spring

Kim Cizerle

Doyle Dina Ricciardi
Gayman Michelle McNeil
Groveland Trish Jordan
Jamison Erynn Jacobsen

Judd Boyer

Linden Kim Denicore
Mill Creek Melissa Conte
Pine Run Kathie Rothouse
Titus Patty Dallmer
Warwick Rachel Cherry

Middle Schools:

Holicong Joelle Grube
Lenape Renee Ring/Danielle Davis
Tamanend Kim Cozzari

Claudine Piechotta

Unami Carol Ann Palmieri

High Schools:

CB East Ellen Roehm
CB South  
CB West Kristen Margraff

Boomerang Youth Recognition Award
“What goes around, comes around.”

This youth recognition award was created to recognize students in the Central Bucks School District for living by one of the 40 Assets, designated monthly. The 40 Developmental Assets are positive experiences, behaviors, and personal qualities that all youth need to possess, in order to be responsible, caring, and strong in the face of peer pressures and other life challenges. Each year, over 1,000 elementary, middle, and high school students are nominated and recognized for their assets.

              BOOMERANG YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARD                                   ASSETS 2015-2016

September: #26 CARING. Young person places high value on helping other people. He/she thinks about ways of helping others and is motivated to initiate kind and thoughtful acts

October: #31 Restraint. Young person can identify, regulate, and control his/her behaviors and emotions in healthy ways, particularly in stressful or unstructured situations.

November: #40 Positive View of Personal Future.  Young person is optimistic about his or her own future and strives to reach his/her goals. They have hopes, dreams, enthusiasm and plans. He/she demonstrates strong efforts to achieve their goals,   whatever they might be.

December: #22 SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. Young person is actively engaged in educational activities inside and/or outside of school. They take learning a step further and by their actions and enthusiasm serve as a role model to others

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: #27 Equality and Social Justice. Young person places a high value on   assisting those who may need a helping hand. Equality-equal rights for all people.

March: #17 Creative Activities.  Young person participates in creative activities which have a direct positive impact on him/her and others.  Their creative activity can take a variety of forms– music, drama, art, or any other creative activity.

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. Positive Peer Influence. Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior. They are a good influence. They make good choices.

To print the Asset of the Month list, click here!

To nominate someone for the Boomerang Youth Recognition Award, click here!

Prom Partners


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

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