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Page Title: 2018-19 Monthly Assets List

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October:#22  School Engagement.  Young person is actively engaged in learning.

November: #2  Positive Family CommunicationYoung person and parents/guardians communicate positively and young person is willing to seek council from them.

December: #17 Creative ActivitiesYoung person spends 3 or more hours per week in lessons or practicing music, theater or other arts.

January: #9  Cultural Competence. Young person has knowledge and comforts people of different cultural, racial, ethnic backgrounds.

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: #32 Planning and Decision MakingYoung person knows how to plan ahead and make choices.

April: #25 Reading for Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends.

May: #15 Positive View of  Personal Future.  Young person is optimistic about his of her future.

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The 40 Assets Mini Grant is offered annually to each of the 23 schools in the Central Bucks School District as a way to address the needs of each individual school’s community. Mini-grants in the amount of $250 can be used to fund/subsidize programs and resources that support the promotion of the 40 Developmental Assets®.

Grants must meet the criteria of the EITC program of the State of Pennsylvania as outlined below. School parent ambassadors, home and school associations, and parent councils may apply.

GUIDELINES

Examples of Approved Projects:

  • Bulletin board, school events or programs, or resources focused on the 40 Developmental Assets®, purchased from the Search Institute with a visible CB Cares Educational Foundation logo.
  • Select a topic or speaker to come to your school through a Parent Education Workshop.
  • After-school programs that promote and integrate one of the 40 Developmental Assets®.

Contact Nancy Santacecilia at nsantacecilia@cb-cares.org or 215-489-9120 with questions.

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Contact: Lisa Armstrong
P.O. Box 299, Doylestown, PA 18901
215-343-9241 x114
larmstrong@awomansplace.org
www.awomansplace.org

Mission: A Woman’s Place is a social change organization dedicated to ending intimate and familial violence through empowerment and advocacy, support and director services, as well as community education. We work to change institutions, systems and individual practices that condone and perpetuate violence and abuse.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers play an integral role in all of the work we do. Volunteer support is needed in the operation of our thrift store, to answer our free and private hotline, lead support groups, accompany clients to court, assist in organizing agency events, work in our administrative building and teenage volunteers are needed to baby-sit children staying in the shelter.

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For more than 20 years, CB Cares Educational Foundation has worked to address the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs among the students of the Central Bucks School District through innovative programs and messaging. The organization regularly sponsors a variety of programs, including PSA contests, art contests, and more, focused on reaching students today. Learn about our current PSA contest.

In addition, CB Cares Educational Foundation was critical in establishing two long-term programs in the Central Bucks Community.

Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Take-Back 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.

You may dispose of:
– Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications
– Tablets and capsules
– Pet medicines

You may not dispose of:
– Intravenous solutions
– Injectables, syringes, and needles (e.g., 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
– Thermometers
– Alcohol & illicit drugs (e.g. marijuana, heroin, LSD)

Learn more about the program on Bucks County’s website.

Prom Partners
The Prom Partners program brings businesses together to illustrate the importance and impact of the choices of youth.

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% involve a 16-20 year old driver with alcohol in his/her system.

Local businesses and CB Cares EF distribute the Prom Partner message via brightly colored flyers which hang in windows or on material picked up by the student. The message is smart and simple: “Look Good; Choose Well; Get Home Safely.”

Thanks to the Ventresca Ltd. for their partnership in this program.

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Page Title: Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic

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Contact: Peggy Dator
595 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
215-345-2260
pdator@dh.org

Mission: To provide free medical care, dental care and social services for low-income uninsured and underinsured residents of the greater Central Bucks area.

Volunteer Opportunities: Receptionist, clerical, filing, licensed nurses, doctors, dentists, dental hygienists, social workers, bilingual English-Spanish interpreters (we will train). Note: volunteers must be available to volunteer a minimum of two hours at least twice a month.

Page Title: Backpack Newsflash Monthly Newsletter

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CB Cares Educational Foundation publishes a monthly Backpack Newsflash that is electronically distributed to the approximately 38,000 families in the Central Bucks School District during the school year, highlighting upcoming programs, Boomerang Youth Recognition Award winners, supportive CBSD staff members, and more. The Backpack Newsflash can be found electronically on the  CBSD’s homepage, school SMORES, or E-Messenger. The Backpack Newsflash provides news and information about the district along with community events and is a resource to both parents and community partners.

 

Recent Issues

February 2019    |   January 2019    |   December 2018    |   November 2018    |   October 2018    |   September 2018

 

Thanks to the Fred Beans Auto Dealerships for their support of the Backpack Newsflash.

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Throughout the year CB Cares Educational Foundation offers several programs to the community, and the support of our local sponsors is very important to us. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact us at cbcares@dh.org or by filling out our contact form.

THANK YOU

The key to success rests in people like you, who embody the spirit of greatness by saying, “Yes I can, and so can you!” Thanks for your inspiring dedication and tremendous example to the community.

A special thanks to our many volunteers who make each program a success.

CB Cares is a nonprofit organization which depends on your donations. Help us continue our mission for the community.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit

  • Fred Beans
  • Hatboro Federal Savings
  • Universal Health Recovery Center, Inc.
  • Fulton Bank
  • Weis Markets
  • Waste Management
  • SofterWare, Inc.
  • Univest

Youth Activities Sponsors

Y2C partners:

  • Market at Del Val
  • Plumsteadville Inn
  • The Zen Den Coffee Boutique

Boomerang Sponsors

  • Outback Steakhouse

Jamison Sponsors

  • Bucks County Herald

Gala 2014 Sponsors

  • Amerihealth
  • Aramark
  • Bee, Bergvall & Co.
  • Brown Dog Design
  • Doylestown Food Co-Op
  • Doylestown Fresh
  • Doylestown Maennerchor Society
  • First National Bank of Newtown
  • Launch International
  • Local Living Magazine
  • Sandy Ridge Farm
  • Town Crier Bakery

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Sponsor Our Next Event

Celebrity Chef & Waiter Gala 
Doylestown Country Club
June 9, 2019
5 -9 pm

Join us as this epicurean extravaganza will not disappoint beginning with the event’s farm-to-fork philosophy with menu items carefully selected by our own CB Cares executive director, Kimberly Cambra! Savor the inspiring talents of our culinary students and celebrity chefs at the most gastronomic event in Bucks County along with a VIP reception and Epicurean Auction Tables. (E.A.T.).

The missing ingredient is you! Come to the table and show your support as a sponsor or purchase a ticket. Your commitment allows us to make a significant impact on our students and deliver valuable resources, tools, and solutions for families. Feed the minds of our community by showing your support.

Buy your tickets or become a sponsor.

 

Organizational Sponsorship

CB Cares Educational Foundation has a win-win proposition for area businesses: Support the foundation, help provide funding for innovative programs in the Central Bucks schools, and receive a 75% to 90% credit on their state taxes. Learn more about the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Pumpkinfest
Sponsor the annual Pumpkinfest, a family-friendly event that supports educational programs and prevention resources regarding the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Learn more about sponsoring Pumpkinfest 2019, planned for October 19.

Valentines for Seniors
Businesses can support CB Cares Educational Foundation by showcasing the work of CBSD students. Hang a hand-made Valentine – made by students of the CBSD afterschool program – in your business’s window. After these valentines are displayed throughout Doylestown Borough, they are distributed to seniors in Pine Run Retirement Community, Lakeview and Neshimany Manor. Learn more.

 

 

Page Title: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County

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Contact: Barb Connors
2875 York Road, Jamison, PA 18929
215-343-8260 x109
conners@bbbsbc.org
www.bbs.org/buckscounty

Mission: BBBS provides quality volunteer and profressional services primarily through mentoring and leadership development, to make a positive difference to Bucks County youth enabling them to achieve their highest potential as they grow to become responsible adults.

Volunteer Opportunities: We have several different types of volunteer programs.
1.We match adult volunteers to children between the ages of 4 –17 years old in a one-to-one mentoring relationship in a variety of programs. We ask a mentor to spend at least once a month with a child doing a variety of activities in the community.
2. The school based program matches corporate mentors with a student referred by the school who are deemed at-risk of academic failure, social difficulty, and in need of a positive role model. Students and mentors meet in the school building during the academic school year.
3.The High School Bigs program pairs high school students with elementary schools students in an after school program.
4. The Bridge program matches volunteers with children who have a family member or close relative who is incarcerated.

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“As Boomerang Coordinator … I’ve seen first hand how the Boomerang Award makes kids shine.” Lisa Mancini, Tamanend Middle School   

The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a district-wide monthly program which recognizes and honors youth in our community for exemplifying and living by one of the chosen Developmental Assets® for the school year. (Read the 2018-19 list.)

Each year, more than 1,000 elementary, middle, and high school students from Central Bucks School District are nominated for the Boomerang Award. District winners serve as a model to all students in the district, receive school recognition, and are announced in the Bucks County Herald and the Backpack Newsflash, a monthly publication of CB Cares EF  that is distributed to the families of all CBSD students.

Know a student that lives by one of this year’s monthly assets?  You don’t have to work at CBSD to nominate a student. Nominate a deserving student and submit the nomination to the student’s school’s Boomerang coordinator.

Boomerang Coordinators by School

Elementary Schools:

  • Barclay: Joanne Schaffer
  • Bridge Valley: Katharine Melberger
  • Buckingham: Brian Rosica
  • Butler: Jack Anderson
  • Cold Spring: Jen St. George/Ann Smith
  • Doyle:  Tracy Kowalchick
  • Gayman: Elizabeth Meier
  • Groveland: Michelle Fuentes/Matt Aldefer
  • Jamison: Anne Carnhart
  • Kutz: Michelle Putnam
  • Linden: Denise Dempsey
  • Mill Creek: Laurie Hunter
  • Pine Run: Michelle Fronheiser
  • Titus: Jennifer Horan
  • Warwick: Kristin Sleicher

Middle Schools:

  • Holicong: MaryKate Blankenburg
  • Lenape: Christy Venters
  • Tamanend: Grace Connell
  • Tohickon:  MaryKate Blankenburg
  • Unami: TBA

High Schools:

  • CB East: Luke Hadfield
  • CB South: Matthew Gale
  • CB West: David Hoffman

CBSD Quest students in 4th and 6th grades created “Boomerang Special Announcements” to explain the Developmental Assets®, which are played on the elementary schools’ morning announcements.

Developmental Asset Videos

Asset #17: Creative Activities

Asset #21: Achievement Motivation

Asset #34: Cultural Competence
Watch this video on Animoto.

See photos of past award winners.

Thanks to The Hattery Stove and Still of Doylestown for their partnership in this program.

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Page Title: Bucks County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. and Women’s Recovery Community Center

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Contact: Beth Elliott
215-489-6120 x4
belliott@bccadd.org

Mission: Our mission is to reduce the impact of addiction and related health issues on individuals, families and the entire community through prevention, intervention and recovery support services.

Volunteer Opportunities: Recovery coaches, life skills and special topic workshop facilitators, community event volunteers, cub reporters to write newsworthy stories, meditation and reflection garden design team.

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Contact: Kate Bianchini
P.O. Box 151, Fountainville, PA 18923
215-345-1492
kbianchini@bchg.org

Mission: The Bucks County Housing Group is a private non-profit social service agency that provides a wide range of housing and related social services to homelss and low-income families. Its primary goal is to assist families attain housing and self-sufficiency.

Volunteer Opportunities: Assist with Monday night craft night, youth counselor, food pantry volunteers, yard clean up, transportation/rides for families, help families move, food drives, cleaning supplies and baby supplies drives. Need summer volunteers to read to kids.

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Contact: Eileen Albillar, MSW, Volunteer and Community Connections Manager
100 Doyle Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
215-345-8175 x 209
ealbillar@bcoc.org
www.bcoc.org

Mission: Our mission is to help low-income people in Bucks County achieve and sustain economic self-sufficiency through participation in a personalized case management approach, founded on education and partnership with the community. We connect people with the resources they need to thrive.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. Volunteer support is needed year-round for transportation and delivery of food to our network of food pantries, clerical and office help including data entry, answering phones, filing and mailing preparation. As-needed and seasonal activities include tax preparers and greeters in our free tax preparation program, Buck$Back; holiday, back-to-school, summer and other special event planning; donation processing; fundraising activities; Legal, tutoring and moving help for clients; outdoor clean-up and weeding.

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CB Cares Education Foundation’s hosts two annual signature events:

Held each year in October, Pumpkinfest sees individuals from across our region come to gather to see magnificent pumpkin carvings, live entertainment, and more. Learn more.

The Celebrity Chef and Waiter Gala invites community members, amateur foodies, and industry professionals to a fun-filled evening with an unbelievable meal. Learn more.

Join Us for Our Next Signature Event

Celebrity Chef and Waiter Gala
Sunday, June 9, 2019
5 -9 pm
Doylestown Country Club

Become a sponsor or buy your ticket.

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The Celebrity Chef and Waiter Gala invites community members, amateur foodies, and industry professionals to a fun-filled evening with an unbelievable meal. All proceeds from this event benefit the CB Cares Educational Foundation and its work to support students, teachers, and parents of the CB School District.

See photos from past Celebrity Chef and Waiter Galas. Thanks to all of past sponsors and partners of our Celebrity Chef and Waiter Galas.

Join Us in 2019

Join us as this epicurean extravaganza will not disappoint beginning with the event’s farm-to-fork philosophy with menu items carefully selected by our own CB Cares executive director, Kimberly Cambra! Savor the inspiring talents of our culinary students and celebrity chefs at the most gastronomic event in Bucks County along with a VIP reception and Epicurean Auction Tables. (E.A.T.).

Sunday, June 9, 2019
5 -9 pm
Doylestown Country Club

The missing ingredient is you! Come to the table and show your support as a sponsor or purchase a ticket. Your commitment allows us to make a significant impact on our students and deliver valuable resources, tools, and solutions for families. Feed the minds of our community by showing your support.

Chef & Waiter Gala 2019 Sponsorship

  • Price: $150.00 Quantity:
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CB Cares Educational Foundation has invested our energy and resources in helping to build assets in the Central Bucks community. This work continues to have a profound impact on our children, youth and families.

As you would expect, the more people who purposely commit to making positive changes in our community, the better the impact will be. It is our hope our website will give the tools and resources to begin or continue building assets. We welcome your participation along with your thoughts, comments and success stories. Contact our offices if you would like to become a CBCEF partner, whether as an individual group, business, or organization.

Programs
Martin Luther King Day of Service
Safe Teen Driving
Assets in Action

Initiatives
Prom Partners
Positive Coaching Award
“Take Back Initiative”

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Bucks County offers permanent medication drop boxes to properly dispose your prescriptions. For information about this program, please call: 215.244.7607.
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Programs

CBCEF offers volunteer opportunities during the course of the year which prompt community members to develop and support various volunteer service projects. We kick off the year with CBCEF annual Martin Luther King Day of Service- a moving opening ceremony engages area choirs, youth performers, and various community members as we honor the compassionate spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Day of Service remains our largest community-wide volunteer service project event. Opportunities listed below may be contacted any time during the year.

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Martin Luther King Day of Service

This day of service is part of a nation-wide effort uniting volunteers from America’s small towns to large cities in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. CBCEF coordinates all of the MLK volunteer opportunities within the community. Each year more than 1,000 volunteers come out to support this national initiative for service projects. Our partnership with the inter-faith community allows us to work with several of the local congregations as well. This year’s Martin Luther King Day of Service will take place on Monday, January 19, 2015.

To view MLK volunteer opportunities, click here!
To view photos, click here!

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For year-round volunteer opportunities, click here!

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Safe Teen Driving

The goal of CB Cares’ Safe Teen Driving initiative is to provide our parents and teens with the resources to become safer teen drivers. Driving fatalities continue to be the number one cause of death for teens between the ages of 16 and 19. To help reduce this tragic number of fatalities, we have approached this problem in several different ways: an evening community presentation featuring author and speaker, Timothy Smith, who spoke on the topic “Crashproof Your Kids”, the creation of our Parent/Teen Safe Driving Contract in partnership with the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, and two roundtable discussions which included representatives from law enforcement, driving industry experts, elected officials, and teens. We continue to plan for future collaborative community discussions on this crucial topic.

To download a copy of the Safe Driving Contract, click here!

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2015 Positive Coaching Award
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Coach Jack Lafferty.

CB Cares Positive Coaching Award recognizes an individual who exemplifies positive coaching, puts emphasis on the health and well-being of the child, serves as a positive role model, and has a positive influence in the lives of young people.

Coach Jack Lafferty possesses all of these qualities and more according to the letters of support which accompanied his nomination. Since 1983, Coach Jack Lafferty has touched and inspired thousands of young people’s lives in his role as CYO track coach for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

A special thanks to the Jones Family of Chalfont for their sponsoship.

Congratulations!

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Flower BasketsAs someone who lives or works in our community, you’ve seen first- hand the explosive growth we’ve enjoyed over the last decade, and the challenges and opportunities that come with it. At the same time, it’s tougher than ever to be a parent or a child in today’s world.

You know the old African proverb, “It takes a village…(to raise a child.)” And in Central Bucks, YOU are the village…or, at least, an important part of it. But, you may be wondering how you can help in a way that is meaningful and impactful. At CB Cares, we can help you “Be the Village.” And we can do it in four ways:

First, we help you make sure that the limited amount of volunteer energy/monies you have are being directed in meaningful, impactful ways.

Second, we help you link with other organizations in the community that share the same goals.

Third, we help you show the youth and parents of our community that you and your organization are interested and engaged in their worlds.

Finally, we show you how you can easily participate in the collective effort to help keep our community drug free, and do it in a meaningful way.


Community Initiatives 

Martin Luther King Day of Service
Prom Partners

Safe Teen Driving
Positive Coaching Award
Positive Coaching Award Nomination Information
Valentines for seniors

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CB Cares Educational Foundation

252 West Swamp Rd (Rt 313)
Bailiwick Unit 5
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-489-9120
215-489-9166 (fax)

info@cb-cares.org

Contact Us Today

Page Title: Dangers of Vaping (PSA) Contest

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RULES AND GUIDELINES

Overview
We are looking for motivated and talented middle school students to submit a video addressing the dangers and negative effects of vaping and ways to avoid peer pressure.

The Prize
The prizes have recently been increased!
First place: $200
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50

Objective
The video should be about the dangers of vaping, highlighting at least one consequence that will result from the choice of vaping. Videos will be judged by content, production, quality, and creativity.

What exactly is vaping?
Vaping is the popular term for using electronic cigarettes or vaporizers – devices that heat up small quantities of liquid, oil, or leaves until they produce an inhalable vapor. Vaping has become a major problem and much of the advertising is directed specifically to kids and teens. Vaping contains harmful chemicals and the goal is to help students understand prevention is key. Also, it is ILLEGAL for anyone younger than 18 years to vape!

For More Information
http://headsup.scholastic.com/students/e-cigarettes-what-you-need-to-know
https://teens.drugabuse.gov/

What Cannot Be in Your Message
The actual act of vaping is NOT allowed in submission video.

Vaping PSA Contest Guidelines

  • Videos should be between one and two minutes long.
  • Students must submit the video via email, with a completed official entry form. You may use either of the following formats:  MOV or MP4. Videos must be downloadable and may be submitted via Dropbox and Vimeo with the link emailed to info@cb-cares.org with the subject line “Vaping PSA Contest” before 5 p.m. on March 1, 2019.
  • The official entry form must be signed by the student and his/her parent/legal guardian.

For any questions, please contact Kimberly Cambra at kcambra@cb-cares.org or at 215-489-9120.

Thanks to Mazaheri Law, LLC for their support of this contest.

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Developmental Assets are concrete, positive, common sense experiences and qualities that provide understanding of what young people need to succeed and be healthy.  These assets focus on solutions rather than problems and are powerful predictors of behavior and have built in resiliency factors that help youth to cope with and avoid difficult situations. The more assets a child posses, the higher probability that child will not be involved in behaviors such as teen pregnancy, school dropout, substance abuse, delinquency, or violence.

There are two categories of assets:

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External Assets  

External Assets are the environmental experiences  (home, school, and community) that support, nurture, and empower him or her, set boundaries and expectations, and make constructive use of his or her time.

Support

Young people need to experience support, care, and love from their families and many others. They need organizations and institutions that provide positive, supportive environments. (Assets #1 – 6)

1. FAMILY SUPPORT 
Family life provides high levels of love and support.

2. POSITIVE FAMILY COMMUNICATION
Young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parent(s).

3. OTHER ADULT RELATIONSHIPS
Young person receives support from three or more non-parent adults.

CARING NEIGHBORHOOD
Young person experiences caring neighbors.

5. CARING SCHOOL CLIMATE
School provides a caring, encouraging environment.

6. PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOLING
Parent(s) are actively involved in helping young person succeed in school.

Empowerment

Young people need to be valued by their community and have opportunities to contribute to others. For this to occur, they must be safe and feel secure. (Assets #7 – 10)

7. COMMUNITY VALUES YOUTH
Young person perceives that adults in the community value youth.

8. YOUTH AS RESOURCES
Young people are given useful roles in the community.

9. SERVICE TO OTHERS
Young person serves in the community one hour or more per week.

10. SAFETY
Young person feels safe at home, school, and in the neighborhood.

Boundaries and Expectations

Young people need to know what is expected of them and whether activities and behaviors are “in bounds” or “out of bounds.” (Assets #11 – 16)

11. FAMILY BOUNDARIES
Family has clear rules and consequences and monitors the young person’s whereabouts.

12. SCHOOL BOUNDARIES
School provides clear rules and consequences.

13. NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES
Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people’s behavior.

14. ADULT ROLE MODELS
Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior.

15. POSITIVE PEER INFLUENCE
Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior.

16. HIGH EXPECTATIONS
Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well.

Constructive Use of Time

Young people need constructive, enriching opportunities for growth through creative activities, youth programs. (Assets #17 – 20)

17. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts.

18. YOUTH PROGRAMS
Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in the community.

19. RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Young person spends one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution.

20. TIME AT HOME
Young person is out with friends “with nothing special to do” two or fewer nights per week.

Internal Assets

Internal assets are individual qualities that guide positive choices and develop a sense of confidence, passion, and purpose through attitudes, values, and compassion.

Commitment to Learning

Young people need to develop a lifelong commitment to education and learning. (Assets #21 – 25)

21. ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION
Young person is motivated to do well in school.

22. SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT
Young person is actively engaged in learning.

23. HOMEWORK
Young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day.

24. BONDING TO SCHOOL
Young person cares about her or his school.

25. READING FOR PLEASURE
Young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.

Positive Values

Young people need to develop strong values that guide their choices. (Assets #26 – 31)

26. CARING
Young person places high value on helping other people.

27.EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.

28.INTEGRITY
Young person acts on convictions and stands up for her or his beliefs.

29. HONESTY
Young person “tells the truth even when it is not easy.”

30. RESPONSIBILITY
Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.

31. RESTRAINT
Young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs.

Social Comptencies

Young people need skills and competencies that equip them to make positive choices, to build relationships, and to succeed in life. (Assets #32 – 36)

32. PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING
Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices.

33. INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCE
Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills.

34. CULTURAL COMPETENCE
Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds.

35. RESISTANCE SKILLS
Young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations.

36. PEACEFUL CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently.

Positive Identity

Young people need a strong sense of their own power, purpose, worth, and promise. (Assets #37 – 40)

37. PERSONAL POWER
Young person feels he or she has control over “things that happen to me.”

38. SELF-ESTEEM
Young person reports having a high self-esteem.

39. SENSE OF PURPOSE
Young person reports that “my life has a purpose.”

40. POSITIVE VIEW OF PERSONAL FUTURE
Young person is optimistic about her/his personal future.

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Contact: Karen Langley
215-345-2204
klangley@dh.org
www.dh.org

Mission: To provide a responsive healing environment for patients and improve the quality of life for all members of our community.

Volunteer Opportunities: Over 50 areas of volunteer service which include patent and non-patient contact such as snack bar, gift shop, patient transport, information desk and many others.

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CB Cares Educational Foundation has a win-win proposition for area businesses: Support the foundation, help provide funding for innovative programs in the Central Bucks schools, and receive a 75% to 90% credit on state taxes.

CB Cares is proud to be an approved Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) in the commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the program awards tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved scholarship organizations and/or educational improvement organizations.

Pennsylvania companies that commit to donating for one year receive a 75% tax credit and for two years receive a 90% tax credit. Eligible companies may take up to $400,000 in tax credits per year.

CORPORATIONS WHICH QUALIFY PAY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING TAXES:

  • Corporate net income tax
  • Capital stock franchise tax
  • Bank and trust company share tax
  • Title insurance company share tax
  • Insurance premiums tax
  • Mutual thrift institutions tax
  • Personal Income Tax of an S Corporation Shareholders of Partners in an LL/LLP
  • Sub Chapter S corps, limited partnerships and other pass through organizations are eligible. (filing PA forms 20S or 65).

By donating to CB Cares EF through the EITC program, companies in the community support public education and ensure that Central Bucks sustains a top performing community in Pennsylvania.

For EITC application, click here.

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Thank you for your interest in getting involved in our community.

CB Cares is always looking for new individuals and new organizational partners to spread our message throughout the community.

You can reach us at 215-489-9120, bgross@dh.org, or by filling out our contact form.

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Help expand the capacity of CB Cares Educational Foundation, enabling the organization to reach more students, teachers, and parents of the CB School District than ever before.

You can get involved in one of four ways:

  • Make a tax-deductible gift to CB Cares Educational Foundation, a registered 501c3.
  • Encourage your employer to sponsor CB Cares EF through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.
  • Volunteer for CB Cares EF.
  • Sign up to hear more from CB Cares EF.

Through your involvement, you can make a significant impact in the CB School District.

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Contact: Bunny Boyle or Darlene Furey
200 Kirk Road, Warminster, PA 18974
215-441-3290 x114
sandy@gildasclubdelcval.org
www.gildasclubdelval.org

Mission: Gilda’s Club is a cancer support community for anyone affected by cancer. We are not-for-profit and free of charge. Gilda’s club provides support groups, workshops and lectures in a home like environment.

Volunteer Opportunities: Needs include general office support, reception and work in ‘Noogieland’ our program for children and teens.

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CB Cares Educational Foundation is pleased to to be the spark to innovation and provide opportunities for the Central Bucks School District.


INNOVATIVE LEARNING GRANTS

Innovative Learning Grants are awarded for innovative ideas that will enrich the curriculum and will directly benefit the students of CB School District. Up to $1,000 will be awarded to educators, staff members and/or administrators and can be individual or a team of staff members.  These grants are competitive. The Round 2 grant cycle deadline for the 2018-19 school year is January 31, 2019. We are currently accepting grant submissions –https://cb-cares.org/grants/innovation-learning-grants/

CB Cares MINI GRANTS

A $250 mini grant is available once a year for each individual school in CBSD. These grants were created to focus on the Developmental Assets and foster Parent Education Workshops for Home and School, PTOs and Parent Councils. CB Cares has developed a list of topics and trusted professionals that will come to your organization and present a workshop. Topics range from ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs), general parenting issues such as communication and discipline, adolescent brain development, health and wellness, and school issues (e.g. homework strategies). A parent ambassador is responsible for helping their school identify a topic for their school workshop.  Click here for a list of the Parent Education Workshops and to request a speaker.


 

 

 


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Contact: Lynnda Coleman
31 Oak Avenue, Suite 100, Chalfont, 18914
215-822-2812 X302
L.Coleman@habitatbucks.org

Mission: To build affordable homes, better lives, stronger families, and safer communities through partnerships with people and organizations throughout Bucks County.

Volunteer Opportunities: At Habitat Bucks, volunteers build homes, work in the office or in our ReStore, plan special events, raise funds and spread the word about Habitat. From seniors to youth and from every skill set, volunteers learn valuable job and life skills. They have the ability to unite with others to improve their community and make a difference in the lives of people within it. Volunteering also creates a unique sense of pride, self-achievement and camaraderie.

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Contact: Shannon Fredebaugh
215-345-7020 x104

Mission: To preserve and protect our natural and historic heritage.

Volunteer Opportunities: Indoor help: Receptionist, event planning committees, membership activities committee, open house, and additional indoor history and nature events; Outdoor help: Gardening, trail clearing, trash removal, invasive species removal, and educational outreach at historic and natural sites.

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Contact: Lori Campbell
200 Veterans Lane, Doylestown, PA 18901
267-895-1184
asnyder@wel.org

Mission: To make a compelling difference in thelives of our clients and residents through providing excellence and innovation in aging services.

Volunteer Opportunities: Activities Assistant: Playing games, assisting in crafts, playing music. Lunch/Dinner Escort: Escort residents to their meals. Great way to get to know residents. Games Volunteer: work directly with residents in playing of various games, ring seated basketball, bingo, bean bag toss, etc….

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Innovative Learning Grants (ILGs) encourage teachers to pilot new ideas and enrich the curriculum by preparing students in the arts, science, technology, engineering, math, leadership, and wellness. ILGs take the ideas of visionary educators to life in our schools that wouldn’t be possible within the district’s regular budget. Local businesses approved by the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program serve as our financial partners and afford the opportunity to offer innovative education and programs.

Since 2012, CB Cares EF has awarded more than $90,000 in grants. All CBSD professional personnel are eligible to apply for grants. Applicants may be principals, administrators, individual staff members, or a team of staff members. Grant awards are competitive and can be as much as $1,000 for single classrooms. Consideration for larger grant amounts may be applied to several grade levels or departments, or be school/district wide.

CONGRATULATIONS to the first round of approved Innovative Learning Grants for 2018-19.

2018-19 Recipients

Elementary Schools

  • Barclay: Madison Leech, Christine Dollarton Nicole Smith | Rise Together: A Family and School Partnership
  • Bridge Valley: Megan Jaeger | Disruptus
  • Bridge Valley: Alex Stapp, Kate Tate, Amberleigh Volpe, Jan Ledwith, Emily Reynolds | Retro Pop: Phones to Enhance Digital Recordings
  • Bridge Valley: Kylene Howley | Weather Station
  • Bridge Valley: Katie Melberger | Get in the Zone Toolkit
  • Buckingham: Sinead Doherty, Kristin Kraus, Carrie Vice | WMBK Mobile Studio
  • Doyle: Laura Fornwald, Heather Herwig | STEM on Wheels
  • District Initiative: Michael Gruver | Music for All
  • Groveland: Susan Angstadt Sullivan | Emotional Wellness Bibliotherapy
  • Jamison: Jared Hottenstein | The Dandelion Project
  • Kutz: Michelle Blair, Adam Controy, Amy Jeffers | Innovation Station
  • Kutz: Amy Kallelis, Stacy Cunningham | Right Brained Buddies
  • Kutz and Linden: Allison Theis | Scarf Love

Middle Schools

  • Holicong: Michelle Ambrosini, Molly Rickert | Teaching Students the Power of Writing in the Real World
  • Holicong: Keith Williard | Rainbow Reading Project
  • Unami: Christina Gillespie | Southside STEM Missions
  • Unami: Michelle Spera | Southside STEM Robotics

High Schools

  • CB East: Katarina Konnick | Padlocks, Puzzles, and Problem Solving — Escape Room
  • CB East: Matthew Clemens | Cloud Chamber and Hovercraft
  • CB South: Patrick Balkit, Stu Kesilman | Mural Project
  • CB West: Allison Levin | Digital Advancement for the Central Bucks West Art Dept.
  • CB West: Anna Davitt, Katlyn Harrison | Sensory Classroom
  • CB West: Jeannie Waldron, Jon Taylor, Trent Errett | Children’s Theater
  • CB West: Dawn Curran | Building Resilience In & Out of English Class

See past recipients.

2017-18 Recipients

Elementary Schools

  • Bridge Valley: Megan Jaeger & Jan Led | Explorations in Education
  • Bridge Valley: Christina Rick | Promoting a Love of Reading
  • Bridge Valley and Kutz: Adam Controy and Allison Theis | Doylestown Township 200th Birthday Celebration
  • Bridge Valley: Megan Jaeger | Innovation Walls
  • Bridge Valley: Linda Kardohely | Explorations in Education: STEM Morning Work
  • Cold Spring: Matt Oberecker, Carrie Vice and Christine Dollarton | Young Innovator’s Day
  • Doyle and CB West HS: Christina Duan, Sarah Hartin, Esther Hoffner, Ruhshona Khusenova, Cassidy Pitts | Spectacular Science – Winter enrichment for collaboration between high school and elementary school students
  • Groveland: Michelle Fuentes | Mindfulness Initiative
  • Groveland: Kaitlin Unagst, Brittany Kelly, Jennifer Constantini, Sherry Hedeman Ciapmpa, Jennifer Wiesneski | StoryWorks Jr. Reading Curriculum Extension
  • Jamison: Jared Hottenstein | Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Kutz: Ashley Lere and Amy Kallelis | Curious Containers
  • Mill Creek: Cindy Jansen, Melissa Ruth, Jen Aptacy, Laura Farrell, Jen Dixson | Osmo Genius Kits
  • Titus: Stephanie Byrne and Robin London | From Book Tasting to Book Clubs

Middle Schools

  • Holicong: Keith Willard | The Rainbow Reading Project
  • Holicong: Brett Vogelsinger | Ethnic, Racial, and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom Library
  • Tamanend: Christa Reitz | All Roads Lead to Rome: Virtual Workshops and Hands-On Artifacts from the Penn Museum
  • Tohickon: Matthew Powell | School Spotlight
  • Unami: Kate Christein and Cati Frederick | Book Love Through Book Clubs
  • Unami: Stephanie Ripley/Amy Calderoni, Nichole Kee, Jeff Pagano, Jaclyn Timko, Alyssa Zerby, Jacqueline Johnstone, Jamie Barna, Rachel Pileggi | Math Family Fun Night

High Schools

  • CB East: Kimberly Koch | Stepping Into Another’s Shoes: Building Cultural Understanding through the Study of Diverse Literature
  • CB South: Michael Gleicher | Hydrogen-Alpha Filtering Solar Telescope
  • CB South: Bridget Pustay | Effects of Underage Drinking and Driving
  • CB West and CB South: Alison Stone and Beth Matter | Microscopy in the Biology Classroom
  • CB West and Doyle ES: Christina Duan, Sarah Hartin, Esther Hoffner, Ruhshona Khusenova, Cassidy Pitts | Spectacular Science – Winter enrichment for collaboration between high school and elementary school students
  • CB West: Allison Levin | West Portrait Project with Guest Artist Kathleen Moore

 

CB Cares EF  ILG Guidelines

  • To be eligible for a grant, applicants must propose an innovative and creative project that will enrich and enhance student learning beyond the curriculum and display the Developmental Assets® the organization was founded upon.
  • The maximum classroom grant award is $1,000. (Projects that require more than $1,000 will also be considered when funds are available and/or if it reaches across several grades and/or schools.)
  • Grants are awarded through Grant Review Committee. Funds must be used within the school year for which the grant is awarded.
  • Documentation of expenses must be submitted to the CB Cares Educational Foundation. All materials acquired through Foundation grants become the property of the Central Bucks School District.
  • Grant recipients will be expected to provide the Foundation with a written closeout report about their project and other appropriate documentation.
  • Grant recipients must identify CB Cares EF as their funding source and partner on their grants through signage and any publicity that it may warrant, including posts on social media (@CBCaresEF on Twitter and @CBCaresEducationalFoundation on Facebook).

Grant applications are no longer being accepted for the 2018-19 academic year. More details will be released shortly about the 2019-20 application process.

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Through your gift, the CB Cares Educational Foundation can better support the students, teachers, and parents of the CB School District. Thank you for your commitment to our school district and community.



There is work to be done in order to keep our valuable programs in place for our youth and their parents. If you would like to help CB Cares EF in our fundraising efforts, either as an individual or business, volunteer or sponsor and event, contact Executive Director Kimberly Cambra at 215-489-9120 or kcambra@cb-cares.org.

 

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Make Martin Luther King Day, Jr. a day on, not a day off. Honor MLK’s legacy and sacrificing by volunteering for one of the many organizations in our area.

View photographs of past days of service.

 

 

2019 Day of Service

Join us for the 16th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Monday, February 18, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Second Baptist Church
6055 Swamp Road, Fountainville, PA 18923

Volunteer opportunities are available at the Second Baptist Church. RSVP here.

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Contact: Mary Danzis
252 Belmont Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901
215-345-6065
www.cbmealonwhells.org

Mission: To provide nutritious meals and other nutrition services to men and womendividuals they serve and often postpone early institutionalization.

Volunteer Opportunities: We need 24 volunteers everyday, Monday through Friday, to assist in the preparation and delivery of meals to homebound seniors. A commitment to help once or twice a month is all that is needed to help carry out our mission. Current volunteers include at-home moms and dads, retirees, and working men and women with the flexibility to arrange their schedules.

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Central Bucks Education Foundation prides itself on being a developmental compass for our students, families and the community. In 1996, the organization elected to commence its work in the community by forming the “teen task force,” an initiative that spawned many successful youth action committees and conceived a plan to raise funds to build the teen center at the CB Family YMCA (now YMCA of Bucks County).

Today, their inaugural achievements have developed into several youth and parents programs which include the Youth 2 Community Music & Art Series, the Boomerang Youth Recognition Award, and the Backpack Newsflash. CB Cares EF has impacted thousands of students and awarded more than $25,000 in scholarships, received over 10,000 Boomerang nominations and awarded $90,000 in innovative learning grants that have directly impacted our 23 schools and 38,000 families in Central Bucks School District (CBSD).

Youth empowerment has always been a primary goal for CB Cares EF and can be seen in our accomplishments, which include hosting the largest MLK volunteer day in the community, grants to support a magnificent mural at CB South High School, CB West Children’s Theater, Little Free Libraries, hundreds of Y2C performances across the region, and, more recently, at the 25th annual Doylestown Arts Festival.

Recognized by America’s Promise as one of America’s 100 Best Communities, the Central Bucks area now has the distinction of being known as a great place to live, work, and play – offering a high quality of lifestyle and a model for other communities to follow as they strive to forge strong community connections for all people. To foster youth connectivity with adults in their community, CB Cares EF presents the Parent Positive speaker series, drug and alcohol prevention programs, topic-driven workshops such as teen driving, parenting support, and community programs geared toward building healthy teen relationships and making healthy lifestyle choices. 

In an age where nonprofits are struggling, CB Cares EF is a steady survivor due to its visible commitment to the community and the loyalty of its dedicated private and public sector supporters, as well as individual members. While its aggressive pursuit of conventional revenue streams has yielded a good financial base in the past, now more than ever the organization is dependent on donations from private enterprise and individuals to continue its work in the community. To make your gift, visit cb-cares.org/donate.

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Parent Connections is a taped television program hosted by CB Cares Educational Foundation 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 High School South with high school students serving as the crew. Programs are shown multiple times throughout a given month.

 

Watch the Programs

      

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CB Cares EF offers home and school associations, parent councils, school counselors, and other community organizations a large selection of parent education workshops, with a range of topics including drug and alcohol issues, stress reduction in the family, adolescence, health and wellness, technology, backpack safety, homework tips, and more. These offerings are approximately one hour in length and presented by professionals and agencies from our community.

Sign up to be notified about the next Parent Education Workshop.

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parent_positive-1Parent Positive is a free speaker series that provides expert speakers that offer guidance around relevant parenting issues to create a venue for community conversations.

Join Us for Our Next Event
April 25, 2019
Details to come.

 

Babysitting Available
Babysitting is available for children five and older and will be provided by CB High School National Honor Society and Key Club students. Drop-off for babysitting will begin at 6:30 pm and pick-up will immediately follow the program.

Past Events

Healthy Transitions from Elementary to Middle to High School
February 7, 2019

What to expect and how to help your children transition smoothly was presented in a relaxed, informal workshop by Dr. Christina Carson-Sacco. She is a psychologist and practice owner of The Center for Neuropsychology & Counseling, with offices in Warrington and Lafayette Hill. Dr. Carson-Sacco has been working with families in Bucks County since 1999.

Strengthening the Family When Faced with Adversity
November 8, 2018

Doylestown Health Medical Staff clinicians shared practical tips and effective coping strategies to implement as a family when faced with adversity. Topics included how the family structure impacts both child and adult health, dealing with an ill child in the hospital, and positive coping methodologies with an aging loved one. Following the presentation, there was a panel discussion.

Raise them Strong by Dr. Brooks Gibbs

Brooks Gibbs is an award winning social skills educator who teaches students, parents, and teachers how to build emotional resilience and live by the Golden Rule. His program Raise Them Strong empowers students to make friends and manage emotions. He has spoken to more than 2,500 schools and shared his message with more than two million students. Learn more at www.brooksgibbs.com.

Thanks to the Central Bucks School District, Doylestown Health, and the YMCA of Bucks County for their continued support of this program.

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COC bookletIf you’re like most parents we work with, you know first-hand how tough parenting can be. Most are juggling jobs and families and are overwhelmed and exhausted. The problem is, life isn’t much easier for your kids. They’re facing tougher challenges than ever, too.

How can you be sure your kids are headed on the right path, and you’re doing everything you can to help them be successful along the way? We call that parenting with purpose, and we can help.

CB Cares is a non-profit organization that provides or connects parents and kids to the information, tools and support they need to be the best they can be. We help you foster the kind of positive outcomes we all want for our kids. And we do it in four ways:

First, we help you build stronger and lasting relationships with their kids.

Second, we help you show your kids how being part of a connect community provides them with unique opportunities and advantages.

Third, we help you create the climate where kids feel empowered to make good choices.

And finally, we help you help your kids build a solid value system.

Find out more by visiting our Parent Network!

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As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, CB Cares Educational Foundation is sustained by the generosity of its donors, event attendees, and EITC business partners. As the Central Bucks School District’s educational foundation, the organization does not benefit from tax dollars.

CB Cares EF also appreciates the supportive partnerships of community organizations, including the Central Bucks School DistrictDoylestown Health, and the YMCA of Bucks County.

To make an individual contribution, please visit cb-cares.org/donate. To learn more about becoming an EITC business partner, call 215-489-9120 or visit our EITC information page.

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Contact: Mary Jo Lisewski
215-345-7860

Volunteer Opportunities: Receptionist/storekeeper; indoor help-story time leader, library assistant, store displays, mailing preparation; outside work-trailkeepers, gardeners; community events representative; teacher/naturalist trainee; fundraising events; summer assistants.

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Contact: Terri Mandic
215-249-0100 x113
Contact: Brenda Hoot
215-249-0100 x149
520 Dublin Rd, Sellersville, PA 18960
tmandice@pearlsbuck.org
www.psbi.org

Mission: Pearl S. Buck International has three distinct functions that operate as one with the common mission of continuing the legacy and dreams of Pearl S. Buck- her commitment to improving the values and attributes of other cultures, the injustice of prejudice, and the need for humanitarianism throughout the world. Specifically the mission of Pearl S. Buck International is illustrated in its work in the areas of: adoption advocacy, health and education advocacy, and development of cross-cultural appreciation

Volunteer Opportunities: Include tour guide/docent, conducting guided tours of the National Historic Landmark home of Pearl S. Buck; Gardening Aide, providing assistance with maintaining award-winning gardens as well as office support and gift shop attendant.

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Since being established in 2012 by the Jones Family of Chalfont, the Positive Coaching Award has recognized 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. The award comes with a $500 gift, funded by Dr. Todd Welsh at Bucks County Orthodontics, and a beautifully engraved plaque, which are presented to the recipient at a community ceremony in late spring.

Thanks to Bucks County Orthodontics for their sponsorship of this program.

 

Congratulations to the 2018 Winner

Jeff Lake
CB High School South Men’s Swimming

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PC Final LogoThe CB Cares Positive Coaching Award will be given to one coach annually who represents the objectives of the CB Cares Positive Coaching Award: A coach who exemplifies positive coaching, putting emphasis on the health and well being of the child, serving as a positive role model, and having a positive influence in the lives of young people. Specifically, the recipient will be recognized for teaching positive life lessons through sports, providing leadership, and promoting sportsmanship, fair play, motivation and respect.

The framework for CB Cares’ programs and initiatives is the 40 Developmental Assets, a research-based approach to cultivating the most important qualities which create caring, competent, and resilient individuals.

The recipient will be someone who promotes the development of the 40 Assets, specifically #:
3. OTHER ADULT RELATIONSHIPS – Young person receives support from three or more non-parent adults.
5. CARING SCHOOL CLIMATE -School (or youth organization) provides a caring, encouraging environment.
7. COMMUNITY VALUES YOUTH – Young person perceives that adults in the community value youth.
14. ADULT ROLE MODELS – Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior.
18. YOUTH PROGRAMS – Young person spends 3 or more hours per week in sports, clubs or organizations at school and/or in the community.
30. RESPONSIBILITY – Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.
33. INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCE – Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills.
36. PEACEFUL CONFLICT RESOLUTION – Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently.
37. PERSONAL POWER – Young person feels he or she has control over “things that happen to me.”
38. SELF-ESTEEM – Young person reports having a high self-esteem.

Eligibility
Coaches of athletes in grades K through 12, in the Central Bucks geographic area, who are currently coaching are eligible for the CB Cares Positive Coaching Award.

Nomination
One individual (the Nominator) begins the nomination process by completing the CB Cares Positive Coaching Award Nomination. The Nominator provides a written testimonial about the Coach. In addition, a minimum of 2 but no more than four additional written testimonials need to be submitted to make the nomination complete. Each testimonial is limited to 500 words.
Anyone can nominate a coach and anyone can write a testimonial about a coach. Must include which 40 Assets the coach embodies/promotes.

Selection
The CB Cares Positive Coaching Award team of judges will review all timely and complete applications and present one award annually in May.

Award Nomination Process
Complete and submit the CB Cares Positive Coaching Award Nomination Form by April 30. Completed applications (Nomination Form along with Testimonials) should be delivered to:
CB Cares, 252 West Swamp Rd (Rt 313), Bailiwick Unit 5 Doylestown, PA 18901.
Anyone can nominate a coach. For additional information, contact CB Cares at 215-489-9120.

Nomination Form

Testimonials:
To be completed by Nominator and two to four others, limited to 500 words each.
Please write testimonials on separate sheets of paper.
Testimonials should describe how the coach exemplifies the objectives of the CB Cares Positive Coaching Award.
Specific examples and anecdotes are important.
To be considered, all material must include which 40 Assets the coach embodies/promotes.


Each testimonial should include:

  • Coach name, home address/email or phone number
  • Name of person writing testimonial, their phone number and email address
  • Relationship to Coach
  • Two to 4 testimonials on separate sheets
  • Signature (required) and date

 

***** Also, pleases submit a recent photograph of the coach *****

Submission:
Completed nominations should be returned to CB Cares, attention: Positive Coaching Award at
252 West Swamp Rd (Rt 313), Bailiwick Unit 5 Doylestown, PA 18901
Nominations are due by April 30.

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CB Cares EF supports students, teachers, and parents of the CB School District and 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 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.

 

Established in 2004, the Boomerang Youth Recognition Award recognizes three students each month of the academic year who exemplify one of the  40 Development Assets® as selected for that month. Learn more.

 

 

The Backpack Newsflash, published by CB Cares Educational Foundation and supported by Fred Beans, serves as an update on programs and celebrated students and distributed to CBSD students, staff, and families. Read past issues and learn more.

 

 

The Youth to Community Arts Program (Y2C) showcases the talents of our Central Bucks middle and high school students, offering them opportunities to perform a local businesses and events. Learn more.

 

 

CB Cares Educational Foundation 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 for a variety of organizations in our area. Learn more.

 

 

CB Cares Educational Foundation finds a range of both short and long-term programs to address the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in the Central Bucks community. Learn more.

 

 

The goal of CB Cares Educational Foundation’s Safe Teen Driving Initiative, in partnership with Fred Beans, is to provide our parents and teens with the resources to become safer teen drivers and reduce the number of vehicular fatalities. Learn more.

 

 

Innovative Learning Grants support the visionary ideas of Central Bucks School District educators that wouldn’t be possible within the district’s regular budget. Learn more.

 

 

Sponsored by Bucks County Orthodontics, the Positive Coaching Award shines a light on 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. Learn more.

 

 

CB Cares Educational Foundation is proud to recognize teachers and staff members who make a difference in children’s lives on behalf of the families who are touched by them. Learn more.

 

 

Focused on a range of issues, one-hour parent education workshops are presented by professionals and agencies from our community to home and school associations, parent councils, school counselors, and others. Learn more.

 

A collaboration between CB Cares Educational Foundation, Doylestown Health, YMCA of Bucks County, and the Central Bucks School District, the Parent Positive Speaker Series offers talks on relevant parenting issues to create an avenue for community conversations. Learn more.

 

 

Parent Connections is a taped television program hosted by CB Cares Educational Foundation and CBSD, broadcast on Comcast Channel 28 and Verizon Fios Channel 40. Learn more.

 

 

Available to school parent ambassadors, home and school associations, and parent councils, 40 Assets Mini Grants fund programs and resources which support the promotion of the 40 Developmental Assets®. Learn more.

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Local Businesses Join Forces with CB Cares for Prom Partners

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Prom Partners was developed as 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  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 This statistic alone was enough to prompt the importance of the message promoted in the Prom Partner’s program.

clip_image002_068Local businesses maintain their partnership with CB Cares 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 and the community want everyone to enjoy themselves and look their best and not contribute to the staggering statistics during prom season.

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Held each year in October, Pumpkinfest attracts people from all regions to witness the magical transformation that become aglow at dusk under the illuminated archways of the Moravian Tile Works.

Pumpkinfest is a long-standing tradition featuring the mastery of “Artist vs Prizewinner Pumpkin.” For six hours, Master Carvers sculpt, carve, and bring to life gigantic 300 lb. prizewinning glowing masterpieces. In 2015, CB Cares EF began recruitment of the next generation of pumpkin carvers by inviting the District’s National Art Honor Society students to participate and showcase their talents in the Youth Gallery while competing for the coveted Newfield Award ribbon.

Congratulations to Tim Petrosky, winner of The Mallory Award and People’s Choice.

See photos from Pumpkinfest 2018.

All proceeds of this annual event support the continuation of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug initiatives and programs of the CB Cares Educational Foundation.

Thanks to all of Pumpkinfest 2018’s sponsors and partners:

ab Waster Solutions
Advanced Sports Chiropractic
Alliance Adjuster
Altomonte’s
Anne O’Day Orthodontics
Barbara N. Lyons
Bi-County Fuel
Borough of Doylestown Public Works
Boucher &  James  Inc.
Bucks County Bar Association
Bucks County Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Bucks County Orthodontists
Bucks County Single Volunteers
Bucks Digital
CB Cares Teen Volunteers
CBEA
Central Bucks Family YMCA
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick
Cressman Services
Delaware Valley Floral and Horticultural Dept.
Design Sprout
Don & Joan Parlee
Doylestown Health
Doylestown Heat
Doylestown Rock Gym
Doylestown School of Rock
Doylestown Township
Eastburn & Gray, PC
Eric LePine
Evan Myles
FabbyDo
First Bank
FreeStyle Dance Academy
Furia Rubel
Gypsy Stage Company
Healther Walton of Class Harlan
Impact Hair Design
Invisible Fence
Matt Weintraub
Mauer Family
Mazaheri Law, LLC
Michael Hutkins Window Coverings
National Art Honor Art Society
National Charity League
Paganini’s Ristorante
Penn Community Bank
Philadelphia Sports Club
Raymer’s  Homemade Candy
Repko Law, LLC
Robin Wagner
Ron Williams Accounting
Shelly Law Offices
Simple Fresh
State Representative Marguerite Quinn
The Learning Experience
Traugers Farm Market
Two Peds in Pod
Ventresca Ltd.

Watch a time lapse video of Tim Petrosky’s pumpkin carving from 2017.

Become a sponsor of Pumpkinfest 2019, to be held on October 19, 2019.

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The goal of CB Cares Educational Foundation’s Safe Teen Driving initiative is to provide parents and teens with the resources to become safer teen drivers.

Driving fatalities continue to be the number one cause of death for teens between the ages of 16 and 19.

To help reduce this tragic number of fatalities, CB Cares EF has approached this problem in several different ways including “Crashproof Your Kids,” an evening community presentation featuring author and speaker Timothy Smith; the creation of our Parent/Teen Safe Driving Contract in partnership with the Fred Beans Family of Dealerships; and two round-table discussions that included representatives from law enforcement, driving industry experts, elected officials, and teens.

 

Thanks to the Fred Beans Auto Dealerships for their support of this initiative.

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Located on the grounds of the Doylestown Mennonite Church

buckscommunitygardens@gmail.com

Mission: Sandy Ridge Community Garden is a volunteer-run, communally-tended horticultural space open to all with a mission of donating at least 50% of its’ harvest to those in need while creating opportunities for education, friendship and co-operation towards a better community. Check us out on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sandy-Ridge-Community-Garden/147973475270971

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Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. To accomplish this mission, the institute generates and communicates new knowledge, and brings together community, state, and national leaders. At the heart of the institute’s work is the framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

Visit Search Institute

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Contact: Anne Reynolds
215-918-1001 x104
annereynolds@verizon.net

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Since 1996, CB Cares EF has operated as a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance the educational opportunities in the Central Bucks School District’s 23 schools through innovative learning programs that may not be covered through traditional tax dollars.  Our focus is to foster youth development and create a healthy, stronger community by serving as a community catalyst by engaging, empowering, and linking people, organizations and businesses in the community.  Along with our staff, our board includes parents, teachers, business and community leaders that are committed to upholding that mission.

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TR_Work of HeartCelebrate Those Who Make a Difference

Looking for a special gift for an exceptional teacher or staff member? The teacher and staff recognition program is a wonderful way to give a gift with great meaning and long-term impact. Your tax-deductible contribution will help to support students, teachers, and parents of the CB School District while spreading gratitude and appreciation among CBSD staff and teachers.

How It Works
Visit our giving page or send us your gift by mail. Be sure to indicate that your gift is part of our teacher and staff recognition program.

After receiving your gift, CB Cares Educational Foundation will send a student-designed card to the honoree with your personal message. (Please note, the size of the gift is not disclosed to the honoree.)

Why Participate
Gifts made as part of our teacher and staff recognition program brighten days! They bring smiles to the faces of CBSD’s outstanding staff and teachers, and show them they are appreciated for all that they do. They are the perfect solution for that hard-to-shop for holiday or end-of-school-year gift.

Your gift will help the CB Cares Educational Foundation better support students, teachers, and parents of the CB School District. With the Boomerang Youth Recognition Award, Innovative Learning Grants, the Parent Positive speaker series, and many other efforts, CB Cares EF makes a difference in the Central Bucks community.

How to Give
Make your gift in one of two easy ways:

  • OnlineVisit our giving page to make your gift with your PayPal account or a credit card. (Be sure to select “yes” when asked if your gift is part of the teacher and staff recognition program.)
  • By mail. Send a check, along with information about the honoree and your personal message, to CB Cares Educational Foundation, 252 West Swamp Road, Bailiwick Unit 5, Doylestown PA, 18901.

Contact Us
Contact us with questions at 215-489-9120 or alichtenstein@cb-cares.org.

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Contact:
P. O. Box 1042
215-230-8777
www.twilightwish.org

Mission: We honor and enrich the lives of deserving elders through wish granting celebrations connecting generations.

  1. Join the Wish Committee –  By serving on the wish committee, a volunteer either comes to wish meetings at our office in Doylestown on the second Thursday of every month at 10 am  or a volunteer calls in, joining the meeting via the conference call number. The committee reviews wishes and determines who will research open wishes. Researching wishes entails making calls, getting quotes, seeking donations or discounts, and making arrangements. This work may be done from home or the office. In some cases the wish will be granted locally and volunteers are welcome to attend the event and/or assist with granting the wish. This is an area where we could really use more volunteers.
  1. Discover New Wishes – Volunteers who choose to try and find new wishes may visit nursing homes and speak with activities directors, social workers and residents to see if there is a senior who has a wish.
  1. Special Events/Fundraising – Volunteers who help with fundraising and event planning brainstorm about how to raise money and increase awareness. Once an event idea or initiative is agreed upon, volunteers help to make arrangements, seek in-kind donations, and complete other tasks, as needed.
  1. Represent Twilight WishVolunteers can represent Twilight Wish at expo fairs, community centers and events.  Volunteers working at events help with set-up, registration, and other tasks.  At expo. fairs and community events, volunteers may give presentations about Twilight Wish, answer audience questions, and pass out literature about the organization.

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Contact: Judy Schaeffer, PR Coordinator
215-345-8322 x106
info@vitaeducation.org
www.vitaeducation.org

Mission: To provide free education programs to Bucks County Adults in the community and the Correctional Facilities that will enable them to become self-determining and self- sustaining.

Volunteer Opportunities: Literacy Tutor, English as a Second Language Tutor, Personal Decision Making Tutor. All tutors work with adults. No teaching or foreign language experience needed.

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Want to Make a DIFFERENCE in your COMMUNITY while developing LEADERSHIP SKILLS?

CB Cares Volunteer Teens is a student led volunteer council providing opportunities to middle school students to interact with community leaders, businesses and other non-profits. By volunteering and connecting with local organizations, they have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through out the year. Students attending a middle school in or near the Central Bucks School District area are eligible to join this group. The majority of volunteer opportunities take place in Bucks County. In 2018, CB Cares Volunteer Teens was nationally recognized and received a grant for their service.

Join today and check out the list of upcoming events: http://cbcaresvolunteerteens.weebly.com/


RESCHEDULED  

You are invited to the 16th annual
Martin Luther King Day of Service

Monday, February 18, 2019
8:30 am
Second Baptist Church
6055 Swamp Road, Fountainville, PA  18923

Learn more.


Year Round Volunteer Opportunities

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The Developmental Assets® are 40 research-based, positive qualities that influence young people’s development, helping them become caring, responsible, and productive adults. Based in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research, the Developmental Assets® framework has proven to be effective and become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States and, increasingly, around the world.

Who needs them?

Assets matter for youth from many backgrounds and contexts. The framework has been adapted to be developmentally relevant from early childhood through adolescence for every gender, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and special needs status. The positive power of assets is evident across all cultural and socioeconomic groups of youth in the United States as well as other parts of the world.

Why are they important?

According to Search Institute, over time, studies of more than four million young people consistently show that the more assets that young people have, the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors and the more likely they are to thrive. Levels of assets are better predictors of high-risk involvement and thriving than poverty, family structure, or other demographic difference. Research shows that youth with the most assets are least likely to engage in high-risk behaviors. When they have higher levels of assets, they are more likely to do well in school, be civic minded and engaged, and value diversity. The average young person experiences fewer than half of the 40 assets.

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and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. To accomplish this mission, the institute generates and communicates new knowledge, and brings together community, state, and national leaders. At the heart of the institute’s work is the framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

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CB Cares EF supports students, teachers, and parents of the CB School District and 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 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.

 

Established in 2004, the Boomerang Youth Recognition Award recognizes three students each month of the academic year who exemplify one of the  40 Development Assets® as selected for that month. Learn more.

 

 

The Backpack Newsflash, published by CB Cares Educational Foundation and supported by Fred Beans, serves as an update on programs and celebrated students and distributed to CBSD students, staff, and families. Read past issues and learn more.

 

 

The Youth to Community Arts Program (Y2C) showcases the talents of our Central Bucks middle and high school students, offering them opportunities to perform a local businesses and events. Learn more.

 

 

CB Cares Educational Foundation 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 for a variety of organizations in our area. Learn more.

 

 

CB Cares Educational Foundation finds a range of both short and long-term programs to address the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in the Central Bucks community. Learn more.

 

 

The goal of CB Cares Educational Foundation’s Safe Teen Driving Initiative, in partnership with Fred Beans, is to provide our parents and teens with the resources to become safer teen drivers and reduce the number of vehicular fatalities. Learn more.

 

 

Innovative Learning Grants support the visionary ideas of Central Bucks School District educators that wouldn’t be possible within the district’s regular budget. Learn more.

 

 

Sponsored by Bucks County Orthodontics, the Positive Coaching Award shines a light on 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. Learn more.

 

 

CB Cares Educational Foundation is proud to recognize teachers and staff members who make a difference in children’s lives on behalf of the families who are touched by them. Learn more.

 

 

Focused on a range of issues, one-hour parent education workshops are presented by professionals and agencies from our community to home and school associations, parent councils, school counselors, and others. Learn more.

 

A collaboration between CB Cares Educational Foundation, Doylestown Health, YMCA of Bucks County, and the Central Bucks School District, the Parent Positive Speaker Series offers talks on relevant parenting issues to create an avenue for community conversations. Learn more.

 

 

Parent Connections is a taped television program hosted by CB Cares Educational Foundation and CBSD, broadcast on Comcast Channel 28 and Verizon Fios Channel 40. Learn more.

 

 

Available to school parent ambassadors, home and school associations, and parent councils, 40 Assets Mini Grants fund programs and resources which support the promotion of the 40 Developmental Assets®. Learn more.

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Youth to Community (Y2C) Music and Art Series provides CBSD youth with opportunities to showcase their dedication and devotion to the arts. Teens showcase their talents — dramatic, artistic, performance, musical & culinary — to audiences of all ages, not just their peers.

Through community involvement, students who engage in music and art have an opportunity to showcase their talents at local events and meet community leaders.  Performance venues include Doylestown Arts Festival, Pumpkinfest, various events in the townships, and the annual Celebrity Chef and Waiter Gala.

Y2C is made possible, in part, through the 5-County Arts Fund, a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. This program is rich in community partnerships; we are always looking for new sponsors and venues for these talented youth.

For more information on how your business can become involved, contact CB Cares at 215-489-9120 or info@cb-cares.org.

 

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Download the Y2C flyer and interest form.