CB Cares EF provides a developmental compass for youth and families to promote positive values and behaviors in our community.
The framework for all CB Cares EF programs is the Search Institute’s 40 Development Assets®. These Assets serve as a resource in navigating each stage of your student’s development. CB Cares EF promotes the opportunity to build both internal and external assets through our programs, resources and community days.
Boomerang Youth Recognition Award
The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a monthly program offered in our 23 schools that recognizes and honors students in our community for exemplifying and living by a featured monthly Developmental Asset. Students can be nominated by teachers, peers, family and community members. Winners are recognized in partnership with CB Cares EF and the Bucks County Herald Newspaper. Click here to learn about the featured asset of the month and how to nominate a deserving student.
Backpack Newsflash Newsletter
Each month, CB Cares publishes a newsletter that is distributed in hard copy and electronically to CB School District students, staff, and families. The “Backpack” serves as a compass with up to date information on upcoming programs, celebrated students and events in our schools and community. Backpack Newsflash topics often include; parenting tips, youth issues and current concerns facing families. View the current Backpack Newsflash.
Youth to Community Arts Program (Y2C)
Our Y2C program showcases the talents (musical, artistic, culinary, drama, poetry) of our Central Bucks middle and high school students by offering opportunities for them to connect and perform with local businesses, organizations and at community events while they demonstrate their dedication to the arts. Click here for more information on Y2C.
The Central Bucks Parent Network is is designed to offer guidance, support, and initiatives aimed at nurturing more open communication between parents and children. This takes place in the form of discussion forums, social opportunities, educational programs, communication channels, resources and guidelines, to name a few, aimed at helping parents and youth to better understand and interact with each other and to help improve family management skills and enhance youth/parent relations while conveying a consistent message about the dangers of risky behaviors and academic success. CB Cares’ Parent Network provides parent support, resources and education through:
- Parent Education Workshops
CB Cares EF offers Home and School Associations, Parent Councils, school counselors, and other community organizations a large selection of parent education workshops, ranging from drug and alcohol issues, to stress reduction in the family, adolescence, health and wellness, technology, backpack safety, homework tips, etc. These offerings are approximately 1 hour in length and presented by professionals and agencies from our community.
- Parent Positive Speaker Series
Parent Positive is a collaboration between the CB Cares Educational Foundation, Doylestown Health, The Central Bucks Family YMCA, and the Central Bucks School District that offers a district wide speakers series around relevant parenting issues to create a venue for community conversations.
- Parent Connections
Parent Connections is a taped television program hosted by CB Cares EF and The Central Bucks School District broadcasted on Comcast Channel 28 and Verizon Fios Channel 40. Shows take various forms, including a host-guest format, demonstrations, and round table discussions. All shows focus on parenting or youth issues and are taped at Central Bucks South High School with high school students serving as the crew. Programs are shown multiple times throughout a given month. This cable TV medium is a great way to reach many individuals who might not be able to attend some of the other CB Cares EF parenting programs. Watch our Parent Connection videos here.
- Parent Resources
Where to Turn for Help in Bucks County
Partnership for a Drug Free Kids Toolkit
Medication Drop Off Site – Take Back Drugs