Child of the Week: Gabby

GabbyWSTen-year-old Gabby is a “fashionista-ista” (according to her grandmother) who also is athletic and interested in the world around her. So, she rides her pink scooter while wearing New York chic black and white, complete with knee-high black boots, and stops to observe a roadrunner.  She also likes karate, cheer, gymnastics and swimming.

Gabby lives in Prescott with her grandmother, who has raised her since she was six months old, and her grandfather and younger sister. Her mother is in Phoenix, working hard at starting a business, and Gabby effectively has no contact with her father. Although her grandfather is a stay-at-home grandpa, her grandma works full-time, and would like to find a Big Sister for Gabby who can provide that extra few hours each month of one-on-one girl time.

Gabby, now in fifth grade where her favorite subject is math, says she would like a Big Sister to whom she can sing songs she learned during her week at summer camp, do pottery or draw art with, and go hiking. But NOT skateboarding. That’s not her thing.  She’s willing to dance and canoe, too – but no dancing in the canoe.

Oh, and she likes to design clothes, so a Big could help her incorporate that with her art skills, as well as design bows with her. Gabby says she learned to make bows by watching YouTube.
She’s a kind child, and she gave up her top locker to a friend, who didn’t want a bottom locker at school.

Anyone interested in being a Big to Gabby or another child, or in referring a potential Little, can call Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters at 928-778-5135, or 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. So why not pick up the phone and call today? You’ll be glad you did.

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