What Comes Around, Goes Around


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 for the school year.

February Asset #33  
INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCE.  Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills.  Young person cares about and is aware of other people’s feelings.

Tips for building this asset

Interpersonal competence involves a young person’s ability to make friends and develop lasting relationships, as well as emotional aptitude. That’s the really tricky part. Parents and other caring adults can help young people learn how to monitor their own expressions of feelings, read other people’s reactions and feelings (even if they aren’t expressed in words), and adjust social interactions based on the situation. Building interpersonal competence is a lifelong process, so be patient. Every relationship in a young person’s life is a chance to grow and learn.

Also try this

In your home and family: Welcome your child’s friends into your home. Spend time talking with them and getting to know them.

In your neighborhood and community: Get to know your neighbors—adults and kids—by hosting a dinner party, potluck, or holiday gathering. Be sure to include young people in community social events as much as possible.

In your school or youth program: When new people join your class or program midyear, assign a young person to show the new person around, introduce him or her to people, and adjust to the new environment. This will help the new person feel more comfortable making friends. The young person in the buddy role will also develop greater interpersonal competence!

Want to nominate someone for the Boomerang Youth Recognition Award?  Click here.


Boomerang_East2015Central Bucks School District nominates over 1,000 elementary, middle, and high school students each year.  Winners serve as a model to all students in the district and receive school recognition and are announced in the Bucks County Herald newspaper and The Backpack Newsflash, a monthly publication of CB Cares EF  which reaches 20,000 school children and their families.

MONTHLY ASSETS LISTS  Printable Boomerang Assets 2016-2017



40 Asset School 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
  • Kutz: 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
  • Tohickon: Claudine Piechotta
  • Unami: Carol Ann Palmieri

High Schools:

  • CB East: Ellen Roehm
  • CB South: TBA
  • CB West: Kristen Margraff