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 2013-2014
September: #2 Positive Family Communication. Young person and his/her parents communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parents.
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 #33 Interpersonal Competence. Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills. Young person cares about and is aware of other people’s feelings.
December: #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, writing, or any other creative activity.
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: #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: #38 Self-Esteem. Young person demonstrates a confidence that promotes positive behaviors and relationships. He/she is proud to be the person that they are, and they serve as a role model to others because of their healthy self-confidence.
April: #25 Reading for Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends.
May: #32 Planning and Decision-Making. Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices. They are pro-active about getting started, and they follow through to the end. If working in a group, he/she helps the group achieve its goals.
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