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
The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a CB Cares Educational Foundation program which publicly recognizes and honors the value of youth and the contributions they make in our community. CB Cares recognized the need to focus on, and build youth character development. This program recognizes the benefits of personal empowerment, constructive use of time, boundaries and expectations, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity. All of these categories make up the 40 Developmental Assets, which are considered protective factors and are critical for a young person’s successful growth and development. These assets are positive experiences, opportunities, and personal qualities that all children and adolescents need to be responsible, successful and caring members of society. Engaging youth in a program that recognizes their strengths and skills helps to empower them, which leads to a greater chance of their making positive choices in their present and future lives.
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 (one asset for each month from Sept.-May).
This honor serves to reinforce positive values and behaviors. Not only does this reinforcement serve the individual student who is chosen, but most importantly, this recognition serves as a model to all students in the district. In addition to in-school recognition, winners are announced in the Bucks County Herald newspaper and The Backpack Newsflash, a monthly publication of CB Cares which reaches 20,000 school children and their families. Thus, the Assets are continually in the minds of families and schools- both make a significant contribution to the development of these important qualities and behaviors.
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 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.