Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yavapai

Defending and Inspiring Potential in All Children

aka Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters   |   Prescott, AZ   |  www.azbigs.org

Mission

Create and professionally support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the promise in us all.

Ruling year info

1978

Executive Director

Erin Mabery

Main address

3208 Lakeside Village Drive

Prescott, AZ 86301 USA

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EIN

86-0278776

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Adversity comes in many forms: trouble with school work, bullying, single parent/no parent household, poverty.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mentoring

YBBBS provides mentoring services to youth who live in 18 rural communities throughout Yavapai County (Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Clarkdale, Cordes Junction, Cordes Lakes, Cornville, Cottonwood, Dewey, Humboldt, Jerome, Lake Montezuma, Mayer, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Rimrock, Skull Valley, Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek). YBBBS has active partnerships school districts and charter schools to identify and refer at-risk students in need of our mentoring services. In our School-based Mentoring program, the mentor and the youth meet a minimum of one hour per week at the school site during the academic year. In our Community-based Mentoring program the mentor and youth meet a minimum of two to four hours twice monthly year round outside the school setting. The match engages in activities that reflect shared interests rather than frequent special excursions. Special initiatives within our mentoring programming include: Seniors, Families, Couples, and High School Peer-to-Peer School-based Mentoring.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Top Charity in Arizona - business.org 2018

Affiliations & memberships

Charity Navigator 4-Star Charity 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Mentoring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number includes active matches as well as children waiting to be matched in our program.

Median grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Mentoring

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of stakeholders/stakeholder groups with whom communication has been achieved and expectations shared

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Mentoring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of print, radio, or online ads developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Mentoring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To defend the potential that lives in each child by giving them another caring person in their life to talk to, and learn from.

Our mentoring is Big. We are professional, meaningful and intentional. Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters is a donor and volunteer supported organization. Founded in 1971, Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters currently serves 300+ youth. Our service area encompasses 20 communities and 65 schools throughout Yavapai County and Sedona.

The agency operates two offices: Prescott and Cottonwood, under the direction of Executive Director Erin Mabery.

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).

Research tells us that, compared to all other children their age, boys and girls matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others.

We have over 50 years of providing caring and safe mentors to our county's children. We have a strong staff and dedicated local residents who help run our gala, BFKS and tax credit.

We have served more than 11,000 youth and their families throughout our history with quality services. YBBBS has spent the last two years during this pandemic listening to the ongoing and everchanging needs of our Littles, their families and our Bigs and are applying these learnings to increase our overall impact. These learnings have helped to identify a gap of services for young adult youth in our community, especially recognizing the increased number of youth who are disconnected. As a result, the agency will be extending our services to Littles up to the age of 24-years old.

In the past, as YBBBS sought to grow, we did so by increasing the number of matches served. As we thoughtfully look at the needs of our youth and our community, we recognize we must go deeper for greater impact. In order to expand our program with quality, the agency is increasing program capacity in the areas of staff development, mentor training and curriculum integration. This approach will enable YBBBS to increase relevancy across all constituent groups; keeping them engaged and increasing their impact by strengthening life skills. Our plan is to provide greater training and development for personnel and Bigs to increase mentor retention and match length. This work supports the expansion of the program by providing ongoing support to our youth, who will in turn become self-sufficient, stable adults becoming our future mentors and workforce.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We hired a training specialist to create modules for our new app for aiding volunteers in working with children.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yavapai

Board of directors
as of 04/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Darla Deville

APS

Term: 2021 - 2023


Board co-chair

Wendy Ross

Yavapai County

Term: 2021 - 2023

Geoff Hyland

Remax Mountain Properties

Todd Klein

Klein Properties and Investments

Veronica Aquilera

Edward Jones

Dane Beck

Beck Legacy Group

John Scholl

Superintendent, CVUSD

Toni Jarnagin

Community Volunteer

Sherri Pimental

Service Master

Guy Roginson

Talking Glass Media

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/9/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/09/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.