Wed, June 26

Match of the Week

Do you remember that person from your childhood who made an impact on you?  Maybe it was a friend of your family, a teacher or an uncle who went the extra mile for you.  At Big Brothers Big Sisters there are many children right here in the Verde Valley and Sedona waiting for a “Big.”

Meet our match of the week Nici and Samiyah!

Nici and Samiyah have been matched for almost 3 years ! Samiyah was 5 when they first met, now she will be turning 8! The girls have shared many fun experiences together. They have gone hiking, geo-cashing, bowling, swimming, tennis and horseback riding. No matter what they do, they always have fun and enjoy their time together.

Samiyah is always excited to spend time with her Big Sister . She has so much fun and thinks she has the best Big Sister ever!

Nici has enjoyed the experience of being a Big Sister even more than she thought she would. “It has been really special to watch Samiyah change and grow over the years”, explained Nici.

“It has also been so much fun to see her enthusiasm to spend time with me and see how much she looks up to me. It is wonderful to think about her goals and look towards the future together.”

Being a Big Sister or Big Brother is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. Of the children waiting for a Big right now, there’s one wanting to go on a hike, bake cookies or just hang out with someone like you.

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is that simple. Sign up today by calling Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters at (928)-634-9789 or sign up online at