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CHILD OF THE WEEK

Imagine being 6 years old. Do you remember your favorite toy, and how important it was to you? Sergio likes all of his toys and cannot decide on his favorite one. He has a shark, a speed racer, and a helicopter, among others. He dons his fireman's hat and states that he would like to be a fireman when he grows up. Sergio describes each of his toys, what to do with them, and how each one works in great detail. He is a friendly boy who looks you in the eye and gestures when he talks. He will also walk around and stand next to you.

Sergio has lived with his grandmother since he was a year old. Raised as an only child, Sergio is close to this grandmother and they have a good time together. Sergio's grandmother describes him as friendly, smart, and creative. He loves conversation and will talk a lot. Two of his favorite topics are fishing and helicopters. It is easy for Sergio to meet new people, and he likes to try new things. He enjoys the outdoors, where he rides his bike. He has also been fishing, swimming, to the park, and sailing. He has not yet become involved in sports, but is open to trying them.

Sergio describes himself as "smart," and states that he can do some difficult arithmetic by himself. PE is his favorite subject in school because they get to exercise and run laps. He also enjoys music because they sing, dance, and watch movies. His grandmother helps him with his homework, and she also reads to him.

Sergio is excited about getting a Big Brother, and his grandmother feels that he needs male companionship. She would like a volunteer who would be a good role model for Sergio - someone who could help him learn the values of sticking with something you start, being the best that you can be, and the importance of getting a good education.

It's easy to think how fun it is to be 6 years old. Always doing new things and curious about everything. But there is fear, too - fears we all shared as kids. Who will teach Sergio to stand and be strong? Who will show him what it means to be a man - a good man? In as little as four hours a month you can do more than make a difference. You can be the difference that matters most to Sergio,

Becoming a Big Brother/Big Sister gives you the opportunity to help a child achieve his potential and be all that he/she can be. You can be the difference in a child's life. To volunteer today for an experience that you will both enjoy, contact Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters by calling 928-778-5135.

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