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 (www.search-institute.org) 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 2019-20:OCTOBERAsset #18: Youth ProgramsYoung person spends 3 or more ours per week in sports, clubs or organizations at school or in the community.
Asset #24: Positive Peer Influence
Young person best friends model responsible behavior. If this asset sounds like your child, please fill at a nomination form here. Nominations for November will be accepted through 3pm on Friday, November 29th.
Asset #29: Honesty
Young person “tells the truth even when it is not easy”.
Asset #27: Equality and Justice
Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.
Asset #26: Caring
Young person cares about others. They place a high a value on helping other people.
Asset #17: Creative Activities
Young person spends 3 or more hours per week in lessons or practicing music, theater or the arts.
Asset #25: Reading for Pleasure
Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members or with friends.
Asset #37: Personal Power
Young feels he or she has control over “things that happen to me”.