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BABES Celebrates Evidence-Based Status

By: Crystal Mayo, BABES Special Projects and Media Specialist

It was the news that BABES’ CEO and Founder Reverend Dr. Lottie Jones Hood had been waiting for – that SPEC Associates had analyzed both the Program and Comparison Groups’ classroom data and it was proven that the BABES Program could be certified as Evidence-Based.

*”SPEC Associates (Social Program Evaluators and Consultants), Inc., concluded that BABES K-3rd grade curriculum meets the criteria for being evidence-based as set forth in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. The evaluation provided Class A Evidence and the evaluation evidence demonstrated an Outcome Evidence Rating of ‘effective’.”

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Godparents: The Heart of BABES – Meet BABES’ Godparent Elizabeth McGlinn

BABES’Godparents are organizations that promote, monitor and nurture the BABES philosophy in a large area (a Region or State)

By: Crystal Mayo, BABES Special Projects and Media Specialist

From BABES Buddy to BABES Godparent — and just as excited about BABES as she was 27 years ago – Eizabeth McGlinn’s BABES journey started back in 1991 at the Atlantic County Council on Alcoholism in Northfield, New Jersey where she worked as a Prevention Specialist and was also a BABES Buddy. Continue reading Godparents: The Heart of BABES – Meet BABES’ Godparent Elizabeth McGlinn

From the Mouths of BABES

By: Crystal Mayo
BABES Special Projects and Media Specialist

It was lesson eight of BABES’ Evidence Based training for Program Group students and students were graduating – they had completed all the lessons.

Presenters Yvonne Knox and Katrina Dixon waited in the office at Hutchinson Elementary School for the bell to ring for class change. Once I walked into the office, I noticed Knox talking to a student who had apparently been sent to the office for bad behavior.

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Organization Beams with 25 Years of BABES SUNSHINE

By: Crystal Mayo
BABES Special Projects and Media Specialist


Dr. Carol Carter

One of the first things that I asked Dr. Carol Carter was “where did the name Sunshine come from – and why SUNSHINE BABES?” In an ecstatic voice full of pride, she answered, “The sun represents the heightened aspirations of man … sunshine symbolizes light, warmth and direction.”

Understandably, the sunshine can bring happiness and joy and even warm feelings of hope, but as we all know, just as the sunshine brings brightness, dreary days and dark nights can block the strongest rays of sunshine in one’s life.

In 1989, in Long Island, New York, unacquainted single moms Carter and Tamara Pelosi’s lives weren’t so sunny and bright rather, as they both recall, too often “dark and dreary.”

… And this is their story …

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The Gift of BABES Keeps Giving

Article written by Crystal Mayo Babes Special Projects, Media

When BethAnne FitzPatrick called BABESWORLD Home last month inquiring about the purchase of some training videos and began to share her Babes journey, I literally got goose bumps.

I placed her call on speaker for Founder Reverend Dr. Lottie Jones Hood to listen in. Less than one minute into the conversation, I glanced over at Reverend Lottie with a reassuring look that the 40 year Babes journey is still on track and the magic of Babes is still very much alive after 17 years. Continue reading The Gift of BABES Keeps Giving

Second Graders Joyously Embrace the BABES Philosophy

It may have been the morning of Halloween which was evident from the variety of costumes seen from seat-to- seat in Mama Bey’s classroom, but for this particular classroom session attention wasn’t on the evening’s candy bounty, but on the BABES presenters.

“They aren’t just excited today about the program, but they talk about it all week and are always asking when are the ‘BABES people’ coming back,” remarked Timbuktu teacher Mama Bey*. Continue reading Second Graders Joyously Embrace the BABES Philosophy

Pastor Reflects on Turning Sermon Over to BABES Puppets

At BABESWORLD some things never grow old like that April 9 th Sunday when the BABES characters actually delivered the Word before the congregation at New Bride Missionary Baptist Church on Detroit’s Eastside. Seven months later, whenever the conversation comes up, folks are (still) curious about the details, tickled at the thought of seven furry puppets at the pulpit and most are inquisitive as to what made Pastor A. Ayler make this decision. Continue reading Pastor Reflects on Turning Sermon Over to BABES Puppets

BABES Latest Journey to Malta, in the Mediterannean

The BABES Club has finally completed their recent journey to Malta, to join with our long-time presenter Ms. Elizabeth Scerri at The Foundation for Social Welfare Services, a BABES Family Member for over 15 years. The request for their appearance began on March 15, 2017 and was finally completed three months later. The first challenge was to convert UDI Chips to US currency, which Myth Mary said that “the lady down the street said it couldn’t be done.” But, Honk! Honk! replied Early Bird “People who give up easily, may find themselves changing jobs frequently”. Continue reading BABES Latest Journey to Malta, in the Mediterannean

BABES at Worship at New Bride Church

Three of our newest presenters from the Building a BABES Community in Mack Alive training, Mother Mary Guy, Mercelle Maxwell and Nadine Rivers, brought the BABES at Worship program to New Bride Missionary Baptist Church on Father’s Day, June 18, 2017. Their Pastor, Rev. Gary A. Ayler was kind enough to sacrifice his sermon time so that BABESWORLD could present Lower Elementary Lesson 1, Looking Good and Feeling Fine! Continue reading BABES at Worship at New Bride Church

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