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Mon, April 22

YBBBS CHILD OF THE WEEK: James

Calling all 'real men'!

Right now, hundreds of children in every community and school throughout Yavapai County anxiously wait to be matched with a caring adult mentor... and more than 75 percent are boys. Only three out of every 10 inquiries about volunteering come from men. Don't let these boys go another day without the caring guidance and friendship of a Big Brother.

The majority of these waiting boys have no stable male role model in their lives. How are they supposed to become good men if they don't have anyone to show them what that means? You can be the one who shows them how it's done when you sign up to be a Big Brother today. You don't have to be Superman. You just have to be a caring, interested man.

Meet James. James is a lively and energetic 5-year-old. Living with his mother and seven-year-old brother, he has a real need for a caring male role model. James needs someone who is willing to spend a few hours a couple of times a month to make a big difference in his life.

James' father lives in North Dakota and he only gets see him about once a year. He is a rough and tough little guy, in spite of being afraid of "monsters."

Curious and inquisitive by nature, James enjoys taking things apart and putting them back together again to discover how they work.

Like most little boys, he's really interested in exploring the natural world around him, especially bugs and rocks.

An athletic youngster, James also likes playing basketball, baseball and football. He is currently learning to play tennis and how to swim.

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters is a donor- and volunteer-supported organization that has served the children of Yavapai County and Sedona since 1971. Our mission is to help the most vulnerable children in our communities reach their potential through one-on-one mentoring relationships. This year, our staff will serve nearly 1,000 boys and girls in 20 communities and 65 schools. Contact Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters at 778-5135 or online at www.azbigs.org.

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