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 2018-19:
October: #22 - SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. Young person is actively engaged in learning.
November: #2 - POSITIVE FAMILY COMMUNICATION. Young person and parents/guardians communicate positively and young person is willing to seek council from them.
December: #17 - CREATIVE ACTIVITIES. Young person spends 3 or more hours per week in lessons or practicing in music, theater or other arts.
January: #34 - CULTURAL COMPETENCE. Young person has knowledge of and comforts people of different cultural, racial, ethnic backgrounds. All January nominations must be submitted here by Monday, January 28th at 3:00 PM.
February: #26 - CARING. Young person cares about others. They place a high value on helping other people. He or she thinks about ways of helping others and is motivated to initiate kind and thoughtful acts.
March: #32 - PLANNING & DECISION MAKING. Young 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: #40 - POSITIVE VIEW OF PERSONAL FUTURE. Young person is optimistic about his or her future.