Friday, January 23, 2015

Seeking Volunteers

It is the start of a new school semester and that means the BABES puppets and Volunteers are back n the classroom!

 The Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies program combines puppets, stories and discussions designed to help school children develop positive living skills.  Volunteers bring the six week prevention program to K-3rd grade students in area public and parochial schools.

The BABES program is imaginative and interactive, using colorful hand puppets and volunteers to teach positive ways to cope with a wide variety of issues that today’s children face.  BABES reaches the youngest children whose attitudes are still being formed. Children open up to the puppets in a way they may not with someone else.  This program allows for intervention at an early age.  Children are making choices which will form a foundation for the critical adolescent years ahead.

The BABES program is still seeking volunteer and could really use your help!  At the beginning of this school year 12 volunteers were not able to continue to help the BABES program. Some might return if things in their lives change, but most will not due to health reasons, personal issues, and moves out of state. We will miss them.  Also, 5 other volunteers may not be able to help due to work conflicts.

A volunteer training can be arranged if you are willing to make this commitment.   Email the Coordinator, Sandy Laesch at  if you are interested in the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life.

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.  Margaret Mead

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