About Us

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every young person is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.

About Us


Mission: Create and professionally support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise in us all.

Vision: Mentoring allows everyone to achieve their full potential.

Accountability Statement: We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each young person in our program achieving: Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships with avoidance of risky behaviors.

Culture Statement: At Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, we embrace and cultivate a Culture of Care that permeates every aspect of our organization. A caring, safe environment is essential for fostering individual well-being, building strong relationships, and achieving exceptional results. We value and respect the unique perspectives, experiences, and identities of every individual within our community. We foster a vibrant, dynamic, and inclusive environment where everyone feels heard and valued. We prioritize the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our employees by offering resources and benefits that promote work-life balance, self-care, professional development, and personal growth. By embracing and upholding our Culture of Care, we foster an environment of trust, compassion, and collaboration. We believe that by caring for our employees, volunteers, Littles, their families, and the communities we serve, we create a positive ripple effect that extends far beyond our organization.

More About Us: Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters is a donor and volunteer-supported organization. Founded in 1971, Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters currently serves 300+ youth. Our service area encompasses 20 communities and 65 schools throughout Yavapai County and Sedona.

The agency operates two offices: Prescott and Cottonwood, under the direction of Executive Director Erin Mabery.

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every young person is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and young people up to age 24 ("Littles").

Research tells us that, compared to all other young people their age, youth matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister perform better in school, avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others.



YBBBS releases its 2023 Annual Report

Please join us to read how we are Taking Flight! We are grateful beyond expression to the many supporters who waited in the security lines, boarded our metaphoric planes, buckled…

2023 Taking Flight Gala Photo Gallery

Thank you to Chris Marchetti for our amazing photos! CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

Heather Seets

Seets is new YBBBS Donor Relations Director

NOVEMBER 2023, PRESCOTT – Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (YBBBS) is pleased to share that…

Aloha fund created in honor of Darla DeVille

PRESCOTT – Darla DeVille, APS Community Affairs Manager, walked into the Hassayampa Inn on Thursday,…

Fundraising concert to benefit Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters

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