Next meeting in September TBA
Face painting at Bedford Farmers' Market on Tuesday, June 24! St. Elizabeth Seton parking lot on Meetinghouse Road.
CBY teens will add to the festivities with the ever-popular face painting and temporary tattoos for attendees. It will be a blast!
arrive at 2pm for setup, market opens at 3pm, finished at 6pm. Bring your own chair, snacks & money if you would like.
Cultural Series Refreshments: Summer, 2014 Four Tuesday evenings CBYers will provide refreshments for sale and complimentary
face painting in conjunction with the Bedford Parks and Recreation Department's
cultural series. This is a great time to check out CBY while having a blast listening to music, connecting with community
members and providing a valuable service to snack lovers! CBYers come to the town pool stage area at 6pm to help set up;
show starts at 7 and we are cleaned up and ready to leave at 8pm sharp! Friends and family members are welcome to
join in too!
July 1, 15, 29, August 5
Volunteering at Kids' Cafe Tuesday, June 3 and presentation of the giant check from proceeds from the Lurgio's Got Talent
Rotary Road Race water
station May 17 - CBYers and family members hosted a water station and cheered for runners in this annual race.
Stand By Me workshops May 16 - presentations to students and adults
by our CBY teens helped with understanding of assets and their importance, along with how CBY helps build them through volunteerism!
Camp Allen Cleanup - another volunteer job well done CBYers! The weather was a bit cold
& dreary on April 13, but warm hearts and many hands made the day a fun one. Plenty of grounds work and construction debris
cleanout was accomplished to help staff at the camp open for the season.
Lurgio's Got Talent Show a major success!
An audience of 400 watched middle school talent explode on stage March 22 in this annual show completely organized and run
by our CBY teens! A portion of the proceeds will be headed to Kids' Cafe to help with expenses keeping children healthy
in our neighboring community.
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bring with your dues to the next meeting (or mail it).
CBY Newsletter! Read, download, print, share, spread the word!
CBY Teens hosted workshops at Stand By Me 2010-2013 and counting!
For many years in a row, CBY teens provided 3 workshops at Stand By Me. Seventh grade students and their parents engaged
in interactive, fast-paced sessions that brought assets alive and introduced attendees to this unique organization. If you
have a blue wristband story to share, please email it to us!
Lurgio's Got Talent Show Friday, February 17, 2012
This second annual event organized and executed by CBY teens brought over 325 attendees to watch and encourage 7th
and 8th grade students exhibit their talents. A wonderful fun-filled positive evening was had by all!
CBY teens and adults volunteered at New Horizons Food Pantry on November 19, 2011 to help
get ready for Thanksgiving. Another wonderful volunteer outreach!
CBY teens presented information about CBY at
a workshop during the national Big Tent Conference in Houston,
TX on November 18, 2010! They shared with participating youth and adults how CBY works and provided education as to how to develop positive assets within their
own groups. This was an outstanding opportunity for our students, and they provided a wonderful interactive session in addition
to a positive presence throughout their travels and stay in Houston.
recognized with "Youth in Action Award" from New Futures!
October 13, 2010 our CBYers were honored at a reception in Manchester as part of New Futures' 12th
Annual Leadership Recognition and Awards Celebration for the State and local levels! CBY members received a plaque in recognition
of their contributions.
Who We Are
We are a group of citizens representing many
parts of Bedford.
Our Steering Committee is comprised
of adults and youth who represent various roles within our town and bring talent, expertise, dedication and a sense of caring
commitment to our youth.
Our Task Development Team (TD) is comprised
of youth in grades 8 -12 who represent various interests common to this age group. They are students who are quiet, outgoing,
artistic, theatrical, social, leaders, workers, skate boarders, dancers, writers, musical, athletic, techno savvy, community
servants, dedicated, fun and have many other talents!
in extensive research in youth development, resiliency, and prevention, the Developmental Assets represent the relationships,
opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to avoid risks and to thrive.
mission is to support the well-being of Bedford youth by promoting community strategies that develop assets in children. Assets
are the protective characteristics that have been linked by extensive research to enhancing resistance to at-risk behaviors.
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