BC Cares is excited to continue its long tradition of recognizing students in our community with the Boomerang Award. This award is given, each month, to youth who exemplify the developmental assets proven to be instrumental in promoting positive adolescent behavior and positive reinforcement for our children. Each year, nearly a thousand students are nominated for possessing one or more of these attributes. We are seeking nominations of students in any grade (K-12) who consistently demonstrate the asset of the month. Nominations can be submitted by students, parents, school staff, community members, friends and neighbors.
September: Achievement Motivation
October: Service to Others
November: Personal Power
January: Interpersonal/Cultural Competence
February: Bonding to School
March: Youth Programs
April: Positive View of Personal Future/Sense of Purpose
After taking a hiatius in 2022, we are pleased to announce the return of Pumpkinfest hosted by The Tileworks! Pumpkinfest will feature all the same great artisans and activities in years past, and we are also restoring it to an entire weekend event to include a movie night, stage performances, games, crafts and much, much more. Stay tuned for sponsorship information.
These grants have provided a long standing support to school teachers and communities. As we are reinventing our presence throughout Bucks County, we are now working to rebuild this grant process to support all 13 school districts of Bucks County. Stay tuned this summer for updates on the return of this initiative.
If you are interested in sponsoring Innovative Learning Grants, email Ashley at email@example.com
For many years, CB Cares hosted an MLK Day of Service that provided great opportunities for service projects in Central Bucks County. As we are an organization that is not led by a person of color, our forward action for MLK Day will be to directly support and uplift organizations that are. We will stay invested in Service Projects, but will be directly supporting organizations like www.thepeacecenter.org , The Bucks County Anti-Racism Coalition (https://www.facebook.com/groups/buxcoarc) . Join us for January events in 2024!
The BC Cares Parent Positive Speaker Series will be returning for the 2023-24 school year. In parallel to our expansion of other initiatives, we will be providing engagements throughout the entire county, at various community locations. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our ED coaches both her kids' in their respective sports, so this one is near and dear to their heart! Coming back to life soon, the Positive Coaching Awards Honor Community Facilitators that provide that ever important role of coach to the young people of Bucks County. Coaches can be directly affiliated with schools as well as community based associations. Stay tuned for the nomination process as we bring this important program back to life!
Our Volunteer Teens are made up of incredible young people that are working on accumulating Volunteer Hours and developing Leadership Skills as they prepare for life.
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