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Match of the Week

Do you remember that person from your childhood who made an impact on you? Maybe it was a friend of your family, a teacher or an uncle who went the extra mile for you. At Big Brothers Big Sisters there are many children right here in the Verde Valley and Sedona waiting for a "Big."

Meet Little Brother Ismael and Big Brother Mike

Eight year old Ismael and Big Brother Mike are always on the go. Ismael is a full of energy kid so Mike always makes sure they have plenty to do during their Saturdays together. Hiking, watching movies, making and flying paper airplanes, splashing in the creek, attending local events such as the Sedona Air Show have been some of the things they have done during their time together. Mike is also helping Ismael learn to swim.

Ismael is one of four children in his family. One of the things he likes best about being a Little Brother is having the full attention of his Big Brother. His mom says he is always very excited about spending time with Mike and never stops talking about it when he returns home. She is very thankful that her son has such a kind and caring Big Brother like Mike.

Becoming a Big Sister or Big Brother is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. Of the kids waiting for a Big right now, there's one wanting to go on a hike, ride bikes, bake cookies or just hang out with someone like you. Some have been waiting for almost a whole year!

Start Something this winter and sign up today by calling Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters at (928)-634-9789 or visit us online at www.azbigs.org


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