All of them, those in power, and those who want the power, would pamper us, if we agreed to overlook their crookedness by wilfully restricting our activities.
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Organization's primary exempt purpose
|To rid the world of drug abuse, crime, illiteracy and immorality.
ABLE WINS (1989): "ABLE's purpose is 'to create a total revolution in the fields of drugs, crime and education by pushing LRH™ tech into wide, wide use.'
We will be doing this by promoting the incredible services and results of Narconon™, Applied Scholastics™, Criminon™ and The Way To Happiness Foundation." [Narconon Exposed]
Assistance to Social Betterment Corporations
The mission of Association for Better Living and Education International (ABLE International) is to reverse the social decay that threatens our society by resolving the devastating core problems of drug addiction, crime, failing education, illiteracy and plummeting morality.
ABLE International carries out this mission by promoting and supporting the use of social betterment technologies developed by philosopher and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard in the following fields:
In each of these fields, ABLE International provides assistance, integral to its mission of social improvement, to four organizations as follows:
One of ABLE International's functions is to assist these social betterment organizations in establishing charitable and educational programs, internationally.
In Nigeria, ABLE International worked with the federal government to establish intervention and rehabilitation programs for street youth and gangs known as the "Area Boys". A government-funded community awareness and education campaign was launched in the poorest areas of Lagos State. Over 30,000 The Way to Happiness booklets, a common sense guide to better living, were distributed. Over 10,000 people received lectures on The Way to Happiness precepts and Narconon drug abuse prevention education. Following this community campaign, a rehabilitation center was set up for 100 youth. In 2005, 65 youth graduated the full program consisting of Criminon life skills courses, resulting in changes for the better.
After learning of the success with ABLE programs in Honduras, the First Lady of Panama toured ABLE International in Los Angeles and saw for herself the effectiveness of these programs. Planning was done to implement The Way to Happiness and a literacy program within two of the extant social programs in two cities in Panama as well as to implement drug rehabilitation, Study Technology and The Way to Happiness programs in two other programs with 300 gang members and 19 leaders.
ABLE International and its continental offices assisted Applied Scholastics International to achieve its objectives which included the following actions:
ABLE International and its continental offices assisted The Way to Happiness Foundation International in accomplishing a resurgence of morality by:
ABLE International and its continental offices assisted Criminon International, including the following:
ABLE International and its continental offices assisted Narconon International in achieving its purposes through the implementation of L. Ron Hubbard's drug rehabilitation and education methodologies:
In 2005, ABLE International also assisted the International Academy of Detoxification Specialists with the expansion of their detoxification centers in New York. These centers have the purpose of detoxifying those emergency services employees adversely affected by the toxins from the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
According to information on greatschools.net, Prescott Middle School is indeed a Title 1 school with 93% eligible for free or reduced lunch program.
In 2003, the LEAP 21 standardized test results showed 20% on level for English/Language Arts. In 2004, this result was 21%. In 2005, it plummeted to 14%. In 2006, back up to 25%. (state average for 2006 is 55%)
So if the Applied Scholastics program was in place for the 2004-2005 school year, as reported on the 990, it sure as hell didn't help. I am left wondering what 'study' was referenced, and how the causal link was drawn between the students graduating and their program.
I wonder if the mayor/president of Baton Rouge, Kip Holden, really requested that Study Tech be implemented at Prescott, which is now in its 4th year as a 'needs improvement' designation with No Child Left Behind.
Why is ABLE Int listing as a service accomplishment that it "assisted the International Academy of Detoxification Specialists with the expansion of their detoxification centers in New York. These centers have the purpose of detoxifying those emergency services employees adversely affected by the toxins from the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001."
What does that have to do with drug addiction, crime, illiteracy or morality? Why on earth is ABLE supporting this group? — maggie [ref]
Materials Compilations and Publications
An important part of ABLE International's mission includes the compilation, translation, publication and broad distribution of books and other materials containing the social betterment technologies developed by L. Ron Hubbard. These include materials for the general public to train on in order to improve some aspect of their lives, as well as the courses and course materials necessary to train new and existing staff of social betterment groups.
ABLE International assisted The Way to Happiness Foundation International in the translation and publication of the following books, courses and materials:
ABLE International assisted Narconon International by compiling and publishing the following books, courses and materials:
ABLE International assisted Applied Scholastics International in its compilation of the following books and other course materials:
ABLE International assisted Criminon International by compiling and publishing the following books, course and other materials for use by Criminon in delivering the Criminon correspondence and prison on-site programs or starting up a Criminon activity:
Public Information on the Solution to Societal Ills
During 2005, in addition to the promotion of the social betterment programs through its website, ABLE International sent out more than 470,000 magazines, promotional fliers and newsletters to the general public and to leaders in the fields of education, drug rehabilitation, and moral improvement. This promotion underscored the dire effects of drugs, crime, illiteracy and moral decay on society and informed the public of the workable social betterment solutions to these social ills available through ABLE and it social betterment centers, groups, schools and training centers. Through its continental offices, ABLE sent out an additional 1.4 million promotional items, making known the solutions available to resolve these major societal issues.
In 2005, ABLE launched the World Solutions Exhibition. The exhibition went to 11 different cities: Clearwater, Philadelphia, Hawaii, Washington DC, Sacramento, Cleveland and Seattle in the USA, Owode, Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and Jakarta in Indonesia. So far, well over 1,500 people toured through the exhibit and more than 60% of these were community and government leaders actively looking for solutions to these very problems. There were over 400 reaches created for the establishment of social betterment programs and services as a result of the exhibit and these have further led to programs ranging from drug prevention and education in Hawaii to rehabilitation programs for street youth in Nigeria. Additionally, a number of community, private and governmental organizations sent their staff to train at our International training centers at Applied Scholastics in St. Louis, Missouri, and Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma, so that they could take these workable tools home to enhance their existing programs or establish new programs.
This year, ABLE International received delegations and dignitaries from Honduras, Panama, Indonesia, Nigeria and from many cities around the United States. These groups and individuals included civic and government leaders interested in forming partnerships with ABLE and the four international social betterment organizations it assists.
ABLE had a live interview on the largest sports network TV (ESPN network news) before an estimated 43 million viewers and discussed steroids and drugs in sports and how the method in Clear Body Clear Mind can be used to handle these problems. In addition, approximately 30 radio shows were done airing on roughly several thousand individual stations in the US and some world wide, reaching tens of million of listeners.
ABLE co-sponsored the State of African American Males (SAAM) event, a 2-day event held at the University of Southern California (USC) in the Davidson Conference Center and attended by 250 people. The conference at USC was part of an ongoing, nationwide series sponsored by the SAAM Initiative, spearheaded by US Congressman Danny Davis of Chicago. This initiative is designed to facilitate dialogue between individuals and organizations addressing the issues significantly affecting the African American male. Some of the speakers included ABLE Representatives, Isaac Hayes, Rev. Alfreddie Johnson, and Dr. Phyllis Mack, as well as Congresswoman Diane Watson, Congresswoman Juanita Millender McDonald and Congressman Danny Davis. The message of implementing ABLE's social betterment programs to assist in addressing these issues was prominently featured in this event.
ABLE held an event with the Ugandan National Resistance movement at which there were well over a hundred in attendance. The event was organized by the Ugandan Community of California for the inauguration of the National Resistance Movement USA, California Local Chapter. The NRM is the current political party in control of the Ugandan government under President Yoweri Museveni. The President of NRM, Abbey Walusimbi, and several others participated in the event, including Her Excellency Edith Sempala, Ambassador of Uganda; US Congresswoman Diane Watson of California; Rev. Al Washington. The President ABLE International briefed on the ABLE social betterment programs and offered to work in partnership with Uganda. Congresswoman Watson spoke highly of the ABLE programs and her open door to the Ugandans for her support. The NRM is committed to working with ABLE to get its programs implemented in Uganda.
ABLE entered The Way to Happiness "Set a good Example" float in the Hollywood Christmas Parade. The float, with Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca aboard, promoted the ideals of honesty, trust and religious tolerance and was viewed by millions of people watching the parade from the street and on TV stations throughout the U.S.A. this year.
ABLE International has produced large visual displays illustrating the problems society faces in the 21st century — and the effectiveness of ABLE's programs through the application of L. Ron Hubbard's breakthrough technologies. The displays inform visitors about the results of ABLE's programs and how to implement these programs in their own areas. Hundreds of people were toured through these displays, including the general public, civic and community leaders, religious leaders and leaders of governments.
ABLE International researched and finalized several studies and white papers, including: