We’re always looking for people who want to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. Right now, Big Brothers are in high demand. So, Start Something.
For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives. It’s as simple as playing catch, watching a movie, playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together.
Why do we need Big Brothers?
More than 70% of the children waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in a boy's life. So join the other Big Brothers at Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters and give one of these young men someone to look up to. You’ll find out why so many of our Bigs are saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”
Boys growing up without an active father are 150% more likely to abuse drugs and 80% more likely to join gangs. Young people from single parent families are 200% more likely to go to jail at some point in their lives.
The Impact …. Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring programs work!
Research tells us that compared with all other youth their age, boys and girls matched with a Big Brother, Big Sister or Family Match are 40% less likely to get arrested.
In addition, compared to their peers, matched youth are:
46% Less likely to start using drugs
27% less likely go start drinking
52% less likely to skip a day of school.
Ready to be a Big Brother? Just fill out our simple online application. After you complete it, a Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you and schedule a time for you to:
- provide references
- participate in an in-person interview
- go through a background check
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