Child of the Week: Jadin

JadinWSMaturing past childish pursuits, 12-year-old Jadin naturally and rapidly is developing new interests and would love to have a Big Sister to “open up with,” her mom said.

Jadin lives in Prescott Valley with her mother and a younger brother. Five grown half-siblings live in California. She has limited contact with her dad at present, and her mom is earning a living by doing social work requiring long and sometimes odd hours and phone calls which often interrupt their family time. The undivided attention of a Big Sister for a few hours, a couple of times a month could help Jadin through this growing stage to become a well-adjusted teenager.

Jadin will enter seventh grade in August, and looks forward especially to math and language arts classes. She’s comfortable with both numbers and words, and sometimes gets ideas for stories she can write. She also looks forward to playing junior high volleyball, continuing where she left off as a sixth-grader.
Sleepovers with friends, swimming, going to the mall and finding ideas for projects on Pinterest are more things Jadin enjoys. She is creative – especially when using various and unexpected materials (such as rubber bands) on a loom. She likes being in the woods and mountains, but states, “I’m not a hiker.” At least not yet. Who knows what new activities a Big Sister could inspire in this young lady with the easy and charming giggle?

Anyone interested in being a Big to Jadin or another child, or in referring a potential Little, can call Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters at 928-778-5135, 0r if you can’t be a Big, how about supporting a Big? The Arizona State Tax Credit is one way to do so. YBBBS always can use volunteer office help and has other ways people can be involved, as well. Go ahead – pick up the phone and call today.

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