For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child 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 children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (YBBBS) has been bettering our community since 1971, now serving children across 19 communities and 65 schools. Our agency has been recognized as a leader among Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies nationwide for the number of children reached per capita. Read more...
January 12, 2017
Happy New Year! There has been a change in our Verde Valley office as the New Year unfolds… Susan Turner has decided to return to her love of Hospice work and has accepted a position of Administrator at a Sedona Hospice. While she may be departing her role at YBBBS, she will remain an advocate […]Posted In: YBBBS News
December 28, 2016
What started just over two years ago as a school match has become much more for Big Brother James and Little Brother Dylan, because now James’ wife, Sarah, and three sons have made it a family match. James started meeting once a week with Dylan at his elementary school in Prescott Valley, and with assistance […]Posted In: Family of the Month
December 21, 2016
The lucky Big Brother who gets Pedro as his Little had better be ready for lots of exercise, fun and games, because this 8-year-old is a human dynamo. Pedro’s favorite game is kickball. When asked what else he likes to do, he grins and answers, “kickball with a soccer ball!” His mom says Pedro also […]Posted In: Child of the Week
December 14, 2016
Gage’s mom says he’s “all about any outdoor activity.” She also says “he needs a friend.” A Big Brother could be just that to this almost-seven-year-old bundle of energy. (His birthday is right before Christmas.) Besides being outside, Gage loves animals and all living things. He collects roly polies (pillbugs) and covers them with tissues […]Posted In: Child of the Week