Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters Contact us today: Quad Cities: 928.778.5135 Verde Valley/Sedona: 928.634.9789 www.azbigs.org
WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED WITH YAVAPAI BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS! BECOME A BIG BROTHER, BIG SISTER, BIG COUPLE, OR FAMILY MATCH There are children are waiting to be matched with an adult friend and mentor in every school and community in the area. THE ARIZONA TAX CREDIT Keep up to $400 of your taxes local and then deduct the contribution from you federal taxes. You’ll get your full donation back and then some! (Please donate to the schools too. You can give the full amount to both.) DONATE ONLINE AT WWW.AZBIGS.ORG DONATE YOUR USED CLOTHING Donate your used clothing at the bright green Savers bins all around the Quad Cities Area. For every pound of clothing donated, YBBBS receives a cash donation. Visit azbigs.org for a complete list of locations BECOME A MEMBER You can become a member for as little as $50 for an individual and $100 for a small business. Not only are you supporting YBBBS through a donation, but you receive discounts for businesses in our community. JOIN US FOR BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE THIS COMING NEW YEAR Each year, we strive to get more and more of the community involved in putting teams together and collecting pledges. The money that is raised through this event goes directly towards matching children with caring, committed mentors. It's a great way to get involved with friends. BECOME AN OFFICE OR EVENT VOLUNTEER INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE ABOVE? To learn more call us at 928-778-5135, email us at [email protected] or send us a message right here on Facebook!
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05/31/2020
Governor Doug Ducey

Governor Doug Ducey

NOTICE: At the request of local leaders and in coordination with state and local law enforcement, I’m issuing a statewide Declaration of Emergency, with a curfew in place starting at 8:00 p.m. tonight and effective for one week.

This gives law enforcement an additional tool to prevent the lawlessness we’ve seen here and in cities nationwide. Police will be equipped to make arrests of individuals who are planning to riot, loot or cause damage and unrest.

Today’s declaration also authorizes an expanded National Guard mobilization to protect life and property throughout the state. Our office will continue to communicate with local law enforcement to provide whatever resources we can.

Way to go!
05/30/2020

Way to go!

CONGRATULATIONS to the class of 2020- Bagdad High School. We love you!

Before you hit the trail...
05/30/2020

Before you hit the trail...

IT'S HOT! Know what's going on in your body and take care of yourself if you are outdoors.

Museum of Indigenous People
05/29/2020

Museum of Indigenous People

BREAKING NEWS: A generous museum donor DOUBLED the prize money for The Museum of Indigenous People Hummingbird Coloring Contest!

The contest deadline has also been extended to June 6th to accommodate more entries from around the world.

Read below to find out more about the cash and other valuable prizes and a link to the contest entry form. Mail or email us your entry today!

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The Museum of Indigenous People wants to see your creative coloring on a brand new illustration by Hopi artist Abel Nash (Village of Walpi, Corn Clan).

Send your entry to the MIP and Abel Nash himself will judge the top creative coloring pages in four age groups. There is no entry fee and this contest is open to everyone!

NEW PRIZE AMOUNTS!!
* Adult Prize (21 & up) - $150, plus a painting by Abel Nash
* Teen Prize (12 to 20 years old) - $100
* Junior Prize (7 to 11 years old) - $75
* Tiny Tot (0 to 6 years old) - $75

Here’s how to enter:

1) Go to the MIP website: http://ow.ly/FnSy50zreri

2) Download and print out the hummingbird illustration and entry form.

3) Make your masterwork of creative coloring on this illustration using crayons, watercolors, markers, colored pencils, whatever you like!

4) Fill out the entry form.

5) Email your colored illustration and the completed entry form to [email protected] by 6/6/20.

You can also mail your illustration and entry form to 147 North Arizona Avenue, Prescott, AZ 86301 by 6/6/20.

Contest winners will be announced on our page on 6/22/20. http://ow.ly/7NSD50zrerh

Good luck and happy coloring!

Still want more coloring pages by Abel Nash? Click here: http://ow.ly/7TGq50zrerj

Town of Prescott Valley, Arizona
05/29/2020

Town of Prescott Valley, Arizona

As summer approaches, please remember to not leave children or pets in hot cars!

The inside of a car can get hot – even after only a few minutes. A child or pet can overheat quickly, leading to heat stroke, which can cause serious brain damage and death. Though many states have laws about keeping children in cars safe, caregivers play the most important role in preventing hot car deaths. The majority of hot car deaths occur when a child was unknowingly left in a vehicle or entered into the vehicle on their own.

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.

For more information on car safety, visit: https://bit.ly/3cbI6Dm

azfamily 3TV CBS 5
05/28/2020

azfamily 3TV CBS 5

#BREAKING: Gov. Ducey announces that schools will resume at the start of the next school year. Details released June 1.
DETAILS: https://bit.ly/36Ivbbg

Parents, guardians and mentors of children: Familiarize yourself with social media sites frequented by children. Learn w...
05/28/2020

Parents, guardians and mentors of children: Familiarize yourself with social media sites frequented by children. Learn what they are, what they are not and what you can do to protect your child.

Prescott Valley, Arizona Parks & Recreation
05/28/2020

Prescott Valley, Arizona Parks & Recreation

Don’t fry today! National Sunscreen Day is today and it’s a perfect time to get in the habit. The day reminds us that the sun’s harmful UV rays pose threats to our skin — and our health. Those picturesque rays can trigger skin cancers, and sunscreen is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to protect against them. So get out those sunscreen tubes (and sprays) because sun protection is trending today and everyday!

Check out some of these sunscreen myths that have been busted over the years.

Congratulations to People Who Care!
05/28/2020

Congratulations to People Who Care!

People Who Care Week

Family fun in PV!
05/28/2020

Family fun in PV!

Drive In Movie Experience this Friday, the movie is Lilo and Stitch, parking opens at 7. You are not required to remain in your vehicles during the movie so for example if you bring a pick-up truck and would like to get comfortable in the bed of your truck and enjoy the movie you are more than welcome.

This is a first come first parked event so please understand our limitations and be patient. Chick-Fil-A will be on site selling a limited menu or feel free to bring something from home or your favorite take out.

Hope to see you there.

Having another caring adult in their life can make a difference.
05/28/2020

Having another caring adult in their life can make a difference.

TEEN SUICIDE RATES REACH HIGHEST LEVEL IN DECADES

As the Covid-19 Pandemic continues to push communities to the breaking point, there are several groups that have not been specifically noted as vulnerable. One of these groups is our teen community. While the virus may not be ravaging this group at the same rate as other groups, our teens are facing other serious issues that demand the attention of our local child advocates. Even before the pandemic, suicide has been the second leading cause of death in teens ages 15 to 19 worldwide, across all socioeconomic groups. The U.S. World News, in an article dated June 18, 2019, stated that youth suicide rates have reached a 20-year high. While we may not be able to reach teens in other places, there is a lot we can do locally to reach out to our local youth.

The Prescott Valley Police Department recognizes the vulnerability of our local teens. Because the pre-frontal cortex of the brain in adolescents, the part that deals with impulse control and being able to fully understand consequences of actions, doesn’t develop until these teens are in their twenties, this age group may struggle with being able to see that our current situation is not permanent. Many of these kids come from less than ideal family situations, even before the quarantine. Domestic violence, neglect, social isolation, increased online activity and lack of adult supervision during this lockdown has only made their situations worse. There are no child advocates available to see the warning signs. Depression, drug and alcohol use, and other maladaptive behaviors go unnoticed.

The Prescott Valley Police Department would like to encourage all parents, grandparents, guardians, neighbors and friends to reach out to the teens in your sphere of influence and just check in with them. That small and seemingly unimportant interaction could be the defining moment in adverting a tragedy. If needed, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-248-TEEN (8336). We want all our citizens, young and old, to see a brighter tomorrow. We will get through this crisis together.

Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.

When Being Different Means Being Bullied with Annie Mayo | Ep. 04
05/27/2020
When Being Different Means Being Bullied with Annie Mayo | Ep. 04

When Being Different Means Being Bullied with Annie Mayo | Ep. 04

This week on episode #4, Annie Mayo, an award-winning – President and founder of Advanced Mineral Makeup since 2009, talks about being different and how that equals being bullied. Annie attended a very strict Catholic school where wearing a uniform usually means having automatic protection from bu...

Prescott Unified School District No. 1
05/26/2020

Prescott Unified School District No. 1

Drive-Thru and pick up a FREE meal for anyone 18 and younger at Prescott High School or Lincoln Elementary School this week 10:00am-1:00pm.

Starting next week, meals served at Lincoln and the Nutrition center only and new pickup times.

#MyPusd

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters has proven, positive outcomes for our Little Brothers/Sisters. Consider a donation toda...
05/25/2020

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters has proven, positive outcomes for our Little Brothers/Sisters. Consider a donation today to empower and inspire a child tomorrow. https://www.azbigs.org/do-something/donate/

Congratulations Classes of 2020, from your team at Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters!
05/25/2020

Congratulations Classes of 2020, from your team at Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Moonlight Movie Nights
05/25/2020

Moonlight Movie Nights

Prescott High Chamber Choir Singers Perform Virtually | Signals AZ
05/25/2020
Prescott High Chamber Choir Singers Perform Virtually | Signals AZ

Prescott High Chamber Choir Singers Perform Virtually | Signals AZ

The Prescott High School Chamber Choir Singers became creative this year and for their final project performed the song "Amazing" and compiled their videos to make a wonderful and unique exp

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
05/25/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Today we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Thank you to the fallen heroes of the U.S. military. 🇺🇸

05/25/2020
Chino Valley Unified School District
05/24/2020
Chino Valley Unified School District

Chino Valley Unified School District

March 30th: Governor Ducey and State School Superintendent Hoffman have just announced that schools in Arizona will remain closed for the remainder of the school year - click here for more details.

05/23/2020
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

We're proud to partner with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and their mission to ensure that every child has a safe childhood.

The #RunawayTrain25 music video uses technology and social media to find #MissingKids. RunawayTrain25.com

Prescott Unified School District No. 1
05/23/2020

Prescott Unified School District No. 1

Congratulations to all our students, we are proud of our P.U.P.S., Jaguars, Lions, Bobcats, Grizzles, Badger Pups, and Badgers! Preschool-12th grade, we look forward to celebrating all you have accomplished this year and we'll meet you in your new class in the fall! #MyPusd #LastDayofSchool

Discovery Gardens Early Childhood Center Abia Judd Elementary School Lincoln Elementary School
Taylor Hicks Elementary School Granite Mountain Middle School Prescott Mile High Middle School Prescott High School

Town of Prescott Valley, Arizona
05/23/2020

Town of Prescott Valley, Arizona

The three-day weekend brings plenty of warmth and reasons to get together, but don't get behind the wheel under the influence. Select a designated driver, call a friend for a ride, call a taxi or ride share service, just don't drink and drive! Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

To report suspected drunk drivers, safely call 911.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
05/23/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

It's #FunFactFriday!

Did you know that Big Brothers Big Sisters is more than 100 years old? We have supported youth in communities across the country for generations and our mission is more important than ever.

How long have you been a Big or Little? 👇 #BiggerTogether

05/22/2020
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

EXTRA, EXTRA! Read all about it!

BBBSA is making news. #SYSCOHIO Virtual Youth Summit will be held this Friday at 10 am EST! https://bit.ly/2Zmpjmk
Pro Football Hall of Fame, Mike DeWine, Buckeye Health Plan

Check out this Friendly Pines Camp offer! The Family Summer Getaway offers an opportunity to enjoy your own private cabi...
05/21/2020

Check out this Friendly Pines Camp offer! The Family Summer Getaway offers an opportunity to enjoy your own private cabin in the woods, be served six delicious and freshly prepared meals, and to participate in your favorite camp activities. The Family Summer Getaway is 2-night/6 meal stay, with 10 activity periods. For the remainder of the month of May, we will be offering this program for $150.00 per adult, and $90.00 per child.
https://friendlypines.campbrainregistration.com/

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Potential lives within every child. Yet, more than 200 of our community’s kids are still in need of someone who will stand in their corner. We provide caring and safe adult mentors inspire and ignite a child’s dreams and potential.

We are Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters. We’re here to defend every kid’s potential. We’re ready to build the biggest possible future. Together. And this is just the beginning.

Won’t you join us? Visit azbigs.org to learn how, or give us a call at 928-778-5135.


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Wow...way to go!
I would like to make you aware of our upcoming event, The Tolerance Project, to be staged at Yavapai College Black Box Theatre on Nov. 1, 2 & 3, 7:30pm. This play is composed of personal stories of bullying, abuse and discrimination experienced by 9th grade students of Northpoint Academy here in Prescott, and will be performed by the students themselves. These brave students speak honestly and openly about their experiences - whether as a victim, a bully or a witness. I hope your organization will consider supporting the students and our efforts. Thank you for your consideration. Ered Matthew, Artsitic Director - Basin Lake Theatre Project, Prescott, AZ. Tickets available ($10 online) via link on our home page: www.basinlaketheatre.org (This play deals with serious situations and contains the occasional, 9th grade expletive.)
Baking cookies for the fair competition with Rocky Perez.
Pinerock Camp Swim Day with Raquel and Gina
Raquel and I made homemade pizza tonight! Here is our masterpiece! It was yummy too!
Gourmet cooks at work! Raquel and I made muffins today.
Prescott Valley "Chamber Champs" will be bowling on March 31. Check out the cool shirts and bowling shoes! Let's make a match!!
I promise to bowl a strike for the Kids, just need your Donation today!! Please reply at your earliest convenience as I'll be giving it my ALL next Saturday with Skye Direen & Empire Title :)
I'm bowling for Kids' Sake on March 24th. Will you pledge?
Raquel and I enjoyed some time at the Yavapai County Fair. Love her face painting!
WooHoo we are knocking some pins down at Shake Rattle and Bowl!!!