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YBBS Child of the Week: Josie

Josie

Josie

Big Brothers Big Sisters works. Research proves that boys and girls matched with a "Big" are 54 percent less likely to get in trouble with the law when compared to all other youths their age. They are also 46 percent less likely to use illegal drugs, and 52 percent less likely to skip a day of school than their peers. Step up and start something big, bold, empowering, life-changing and local simply by becoming a Big Brother, Big Sister, Couple or Family Match.

Josie's an 11-year-old fifth-grader who lives with her single mom. She recently came out of a match when her "Big" moved away after college graduation. She is looking for a new Big Sister to hang out and have fun with. Josie wants to share her love of arts & crafts, sewing and cooking with a new friend. She hopes to find a caring adult mentor to enjoy movies, riding horses and cheerleading with. Josie also loves animals and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. While a little shy at first, once she gets to know you, she is quite animated and fun.

Josie does very well in school and is looking for someone to share those accomplishments with. Take a few hours a month and make a difference in Josie's life. Start something "Big."

Join Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters today by becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister to a young person who is waiting for a friend. Just a few hours a couple of times a month is all it takes to change a life.

Want to have some fun, help kids and start something BIG? Credit Union West presents Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters' 2011 Bowl For Kids' Sake! Find out how you can join a team or start your own by calling 778-5135 or visiting www.azbigs.org for more information.

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