Boomerang Award

  • Boomerang

    Boomerang Youth Recognition Award
    ”What goes around, comes around”

    A partnership between CB Cares, Outback Steakhouse in Jamison,
    and the Bucks County Herald


    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 (one asset for each month from Sept.-May). The 40 Developmental Assets ( are positive experiences, behaviors, and personal qualities that all youth need to possess, in order to be responsible, caring, and strong in the face of peer pressures and other life challenges.

    A ballot box is located at Lenape Middle School or you can click the link below to fill out an online form. Youth can be nominated for the award by any member of the community. In fact, students can nominate themselves or their friends. Each school submits one student who best represents the chosen quality. A rotating committee of community “judges” which includes representatives from CB CARES,Outback Steakhouse, law enforcement, community nonprofits, local and state government, and local businesses, chooses one student (elementary, middle and, high school) from amongst the nominations. These district-wide winners receive a letter and certificate of recognition, a gift certificate from Outback Steakhouse in Jamison, their picture appears in the Bucks County Herald, and their name is engraved on a plaque at Outback. An end-of-the-year June luncheon, which includes all Boomerang Award recipients, their parents, and community judges, additionally serves as a celebration of this recognition. It should be noted that ALL students who have been nominated for this award receive a gift from CB CARES as an acknowledgement of this honor. 

    Monthly Assets for School Year 2020-21:
    Asset #10: Safety
    Young person feels safe at home, school and in the neighborhood.

    Asset #21: Achievment Motivation
    Young person is motivated to do well in school.

    Asset #15: Positive Peer Influence
    Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior. 

    Asset #33: Interpersonal Competence
    Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills.

    Asset #26: Caring
    Young person values service to others, in their family, school, or community. He or she commits to meaningful and caring actions and thinks about ways of helping others and is motivated to initiate kind and thoughtful

    Asset #30: Responsibility
    Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.

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

    Asset #40: Positive View of Personal Future
    Young person is optimistic about their personal future.