CB Cares EF Positive Coaching Award – Nominations are due April 30th
CB Cares Educational Foundation is proud to announce a vibrant new partnership with Bucks County Orthodontics, who will continue the yearly recognition of a coach 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 behaviors 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.
Imaginary Friends Grant – Submissions due April 27th
The Imaginary Friends grant was established by CB West graduate, Jessica Schulyer this past November. The proceeds from the Ditto Vintage’s Imaginary Friends silent art auction made this grant possible along with a matching contribution from ArtMuse (Doylestown art education center). The grant will afford an aspiring artist two full weeks of summer art camp tuition to ArtMuse of Doylelstown. The total value of the grant will be close to $500.
The Imaginary Friends grant is open to 7th – 12th CBSD grade students who have a strong interest in the arts.
- Individual interpretation of an imaginary friend created traditionally or experimentally. It can be formal, refined or expressive and energetic. Applicants will be required to submit 2-3 samples of artwork.
- Entries must be drawings in any medium including digital and experimental mediums accompanied with a 5 -10 sentence paragraph as to how the artist uses art as a creative outlet, the specific medium they want to master and which teen summer camp class provided by ArtMuse of Doylestown do they think the will utilize the most in their creative path. ArtMuse summer class schedule.
- Please include your name, address, email and a phone number.
- Submission Deadline: May 10th – entries can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop-off at CB Cares EF office located at 252 West Swamp Road, Unit 5, Doylestown, PA. 9am – 2pm
Martin Luther King Day of Service
“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.
Safe Teen Driving Contract
Prescription 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
– 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
– Alcohol & illicit drugs (i.e. marijuana, heroin, LSD, etc.)
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 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 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. 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.