This year, Fred Beans Automotive Group’s generous funding through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit program is making possible several new and ongoing initiatives from the Central Bucks community-based nonprofit CB Cares.
Now in its 17th year, CB Cares connects Central Bucks School District youth, parents and the community to programs, resources and opportunities that support age-based developmental goals. Its primary mission is to help our community’s children grow up to be the best they can be.
The EITC program also allowed the Beans organization to fund the Bucks County library system’s exceptional summer reading program for hundreds of children.
Among the programs CB Cares is offering as a result of the $50,000 donation from Fred Beans is Healthier Community Connections. This initiative provides students with assemblies and presentations focusing on healthy youth development, youth-related issues, youth risk factors, violence prevention, family relations and bonding, community service learning, diversity acceptance and healthy relationships.
“Not only do students experience programs that impact their lives,” says Kimberly Cambra, executive director of CB Cares. “They also learn about many organizations that need youth involvement and support, thus encouraging ‘service learning’ and civic engagement.”
Another CB Cares initiative brings a guest lecturer on parenting issues to each school. This November neuropsychologist Dr. Jay Stone presented “Advanced Parenting Skills for 21st-Century Kids” at Buckingham Elementary and “The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain” at Holicong Middle School.