The agency is recognized for their outstanding team leadership in providing 1-to-1 mentoring programming for local youth in 2021
YAVAPAI COUNTY – Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (YBBBS) is a 2021 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Quality Award Winner. Every year, BBBS agencies are recognized by BBBSA Nationwide Leadership Council, made up of local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency leaders and board members, for excellence in the organization’s signature one-to-one youth mentoring program. Out of approximately 230 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country, YBBBS is one of 53 organizations to receive this top honor.
“It truly has taken a village to achieve and maintain the incredible quality of our programming that reaches youth across all of Yavapai County,” said YBBBS Executive Director Erin Mabery. “Support from our stakeholders is key in our team’s ability to continuously innovate and persevere in order to serve so many communities, for which we are deeply grateful. I am proud of our agency and the work we do here at YBBBS.”
For over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been dedicated to advancing equity, impact, and growth across the organization, making a lasting impact on the lives of young people. Today, the organization creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships helping build self-confidence and emotional well-being, and empowering young people on a path to graduate with a plan for their futures and a mentor whose impact can last a lifetime.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country are finding innovative ways to serve young people and strengthen communities,” said BBBSA President and CEO Artis Stevens. “We congratulate these agencies for leading the way in transforming mentorship for our communities, and most importantly, our young people.”
The Quality Award winners were formally recognized at the 2022 Big Brothers Big Sisters “Bigger Together” National Conference, held in June in Indianapolis.