The CB Cares Educational Foundations is a group of dedicated community members, local businesses, and agencies who promote positive values, attitudes, and behaviors, especially in our young citizens. You can read more about their mission and their programs at www.cb-cares.org.
One such program is the Boomerang Youth Award. It was created in order to recognize Central Bucks students who choose embrace one of the 40 Developmental Assets. Each month, one asset is highlighted. Children who demonstrate that asset may be nominated for recognition at one of Linden's Spirit Assemblies. In addition, one child in the school is chosen to represent Linden at the district level. CB Cares then picks district-wide winners... one each at the elementary school, middle school, and secondary school levels.
Asset #22: School Engagement
Young person is actively engaged in learning.
Asset #34: Cultural Competence
Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Asset #30: Responsibility
Young person accepts and take personal responsibility.
Asset #33: Equality and Social Justic
Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.
Asset #26: Caring
Young person values service to others, in their family, school, or community.
Asset #29: Honesty
Young person "tells the truth even when it is not easy."
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: Sense of Purpose
Young person reports that "my life has purpose."