The agency is recognized for outstanding team leadership in providing 1:1 mentoring programming for local youth
PRESCOTT – Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (YBBBS) has been recognized as a 2023 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) 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 1-to-1 youth mentoring program. Out of 225 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country, YBBBS is one of 32 organizations to receive this top honor.
“We are honored to receive this award and to be recognized by our national BBBS office for the hard work our team does every day. We work together as a team, keeping the needs of our county’s youth in front of us as we modify and extend our programming,” said Erin Mabery, YBBBS Executive Director.
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.
“We are extremely proud to honor YBBBS this year. Their innovative efforts and actions are leading the way in which our Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies empower young people across the country,” said BBBSA President and CEO, Artis Stevens. “We congratulate and thank this agency for the outstanding work they do every day to support the life-changing mentorship matches they form and facilitate.”
The Quality Award Winners will be formally recognized at the 2023 Big Brothers Big Sisters “Bigger Together” National Conference, held June 26 through June 29 in California.
About Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 50 years, Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every young person is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and youth (“Littles”), ages 6 through 24. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Visit azbigs.org.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization in the United States. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ evidence-based approach is designed to create positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and improved relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters has approximately 225 local agencies serving more than 5,000 communities across all 50 states. For more information, visit: bbbs.org.