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 Next meeting Thursday, October 23 from 6:30-8pm in the Ross A Lurgio Media Center
This is the annual New Members and Parents evening. All 8-12 grade Bedford students and parents are welcome to check out CBY, ask questions, meet active members and have a great SNACKS!
See you there!!
Annual Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 4:30-5:30 at the Bedford Village Common Bandstand! (rain location Town Hall)
CBYers please come help from 4-6pm. Bring a flashlight and wear a costume if you wish!

ALL PARENTS: We are helping to spread the word!
Helping Children Manage School and Social Stress, a seminar hosted by Greater Bedford Womenade will be held Monday, October 27. Details Here.
CBY is not involved with the planning of this event but it promises to provide great information for keeping our students healthy!

Olde Towne Day Saturday, September 20 Action-packed activities for attendees, including dodgeball and temporary tattoos kept everyone smiling!
Volunteering at Friends of Anie Kids' Try-athlon Sunday, August 17
Summer Cultural Series refreshments July & August, 2014
Face painting at Bedford Farmers' Market on Tuesday, June 24
Volunteering at Kids' Cafe Tuesday, June 3 and presentation of the giant check from proceeds from the Lurgio's Got Talent show!
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. 
Membership registration is ongoing for 2014-15!
Please complete online, print and bring with your dues to the next meeting (or mail it).
Please check the Members' Page


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Other interesting activities...
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. 

CBY teens 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.  Photos here.


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!

CBY has its roots in  Developmental Assets and encourages asset growth.
Grounded 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 Statement

Our 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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