We're going Up, Up & Away! with our 2019 Annual Gala!
& Mingus Union High School students
created hot air balloons in support of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
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Join our Mentoring Symposium! Call 928-778-5135 or email [email protected]
Registration site online Oct. 25, 2019.
To make a payment via personal check: Please make out to Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters and send to 3208 Lakeside Village Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301 or 830 S. Main St. #1H, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.
To be the positive catalyst for change in the lives of the children of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters by garnering support for the agency through community engagement and collaboration with other local organizations.
Little Firefighter for a Day!
Prescott Fire Dept. and Native Air held a special event Saturday, Sept. 28, for Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters. The children (and a few grownups!) enjoyed walking up the ladder,…
Check out BalloonFest 2019!
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A Great Day on the Ranch!
Many, Many Thanks to Credit Union West (Evan Norris!) and Bethany’s Gait Ranch for providing our Little Brothers and…
Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters is pleased to announce that Karen Boehm has joined the…
What you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuana. Read it here,…
A fun day for Littles at Bethany’s Gait Ranch, hosted by Credit Union West. Call…
How does Big Brothers Big Sisters help Kasaius?
When Big Brothers Big Sisters works to match a Little with a Big, we take into account the needs, personality, interests, and goals of both the child and the adult volunteer. We introduce the Little and his or her family to the Big slowly and make sure everyone is fully committed to the match before it is made official. Little Brother Kasaius is outgoing and up for anything, so he needed a Big who was creative and had a variety of interests.
Children like Kasaius get the most out of their one-to-one relationship with their Big when the Big, the parent or guardian, and the child talk openly with their Match Support Specialist. Working as part of the team helping the child succeed, the Match Support Specialist can help identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and connect the family with essential services.
When Kasaius’ Big Brother saw the email from BBBS saying that there were spots open in a free acting class, he jumped at the chance to take Kasaius. BBBS affiliates across the country provide activities for Bigs and Littles and also alert Bigs to opportunities in the community. This enables Bigs to get to know other Bigs, who might be experiencing similar things and who might have great suggestions for more new activities.
Screening and Training
Child safety is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ highest priority. To achieve the highest standards possible, we work constantly to review and strengthen our background check systems as new best practices in the industry emerge. We also make sure our Bigs and our staff have the training and resources they need to help Littles on their path to success.