YBBBS Child of the Week: Brendan
Originally Published: July 28, 2011 10:33 p.m.
Meet Brendan. He wants a Big Brother who will fly kites, go target-shooting, go to the movies, and build models. Brendan is 7 years old.He lives with his single mom and an older brother he sometimes argues with. Because Brendan hasn't seen his dad since he was 3 years old, it is important that he have a male role model in his life. A Big Brother who would introduce him to new things and share his interest in music, sports and cars would be great.Brendan is a funny kid. He talks a lot and thinks it is easy to meet new people. One of the best things that has ever happened to him was when he got his Xbox. Brendan likes to play video games - especially Halo. He likes to go bowling and listen to music, and he wants to learn how to play chess and work on cars. Brendan's mom says he is good at school and gets along well with his teachers. According to Brendan, sometimes school is boring. He does like lunchtime and art class. He doesn't like music class. He also likes computer class and his girlfriend. You don't have to change your life to change his ... join Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters today by becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister to a young person like Brendan. Just a few hours a couple of times a month is enough to make a difference. Research shows that kids matched with "Bigs" are 54 percent less likely to get arrested compared to all other kids their age. Matched boys and girls are also 46 percent less likely to use illegal drugs, and 52 percent less likely to skip a day of school when compared to their peers. For more information, call Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters at 778-5135 or visit www.azbigs.org.Child of the Week is a regular feature in The Daily Courier in cooperation with Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, which provided the information about this week's "Little." BBBS currently has many children waiting for adults to step forward and be mentors.