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Cori, who graduated from BASIS Prescott in 2018, knew from the time she was an AYSO player, tagging along with her big sister’s team, that she was meant to play on a bigger pitch. That dream became reality when she signed with Cruz Azul this February.
“It was unbelievable,” Matt said of watching Cori play on TV one evening. “I came home from work last night and there on TV was my daughter playing pro soccer in one of the largest stadiums in the world. There are no words to describe the emotions.”
Matt and Tracy traveled to Mexico City in March to watch her play in person, and, Tracy said, “It was very surreal. We watched this kid growing up, playing soccer since she was very young. She’s always been very determined, very perseverant. [Watching her play professionally] was such an amazing joy. It was a mountaintop moment.”
Creativity runs in the family, the women said: their great-grandfather, Runar G. Rodell, is considered one of America’s greatest western artists. His work—dioramas with backgrounds painted in oil paint and foregrounds containing sculptures made of sticks and other natural materials he collected in nature—is currently on display in the Phippen Museum’s James Gallery.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona have served our local communities for almost 30 years. We are proud to be a leader in after-school and summer services for all children ages six to 18. We are best known for taking care of those that need us most and providing safe spaces essential for childcare, but we aspire to do more – to do whatever it takes for great futures. We are excited to announce that our vision for our local Clubs is to be the greatest thing to do after school. When it comes to our youth, everyone needs support, and all parents and guardians are tirelessly looking for opportunities and positive outlets for their kids.
Today’s seniors are those who helped create the United States as we know it today. They worked hard through the Depression and World War II. In the quad-city area, 42 percent of residents are older than 65. Many of them are isolated and homebound and have limited social interaction.
Polara Health’s Senior Peer Program aims to change that.
Those who experience trauma or abuse often form subconscious beliefs that they’re not worthy or not good enough, or they deserve bad things. These “inner bully” beliefs can cause people to develop unhealthy patterns such as unhealthy food choices, substance abuse (or consistent overindulgence), abusive relationships, or perfectionism.
It may be hard to believe that a significant number of individuals do not have a will or trust in place. According to a 2020 Gallup survey, only 53% of adults over the age of 50 have a valid will or trust. A person does not need to be of high wealth to have a plan in place. There are several options for an estate plan; you may need to speak with an attorney to determine which option is best for you.
FCRB volunteers commit to monthly meetings, by video conference, to review the cases of children who are in out-of-home care. Members of each board review their assigned cases until permanency is achieved. As children return home, are adopted, have guardianship granted or age out of the system, new cases are added to the board’s review day. The Board makes recommendations to the Juvenile Court and interested parties involved in the case.
Bob Mariano believed wholeheartedly in giving back to his community, which is why he became a Big Brother to Little Brother Kyle in 2004.
That match, through Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, ignited a long-lasting relationship between Bob, his wife Barb, and Kyle … one that went beyond their official match (which lasted more than three years). Kyle remains in touch with the family today.
Kyle is now married, living and working in the Pacific Northwest. “When I met [Bob and Barb],” he said, “I was struggling with self-esteem issues. I felt safe and comfortable right away with the Marianos.”
“My match was important to my development and learning to be who I am today. Bob was a huge role model. He taught me how to treat people and they listened to me without judging me.”
Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (YBBBS) creates and professionally supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the promise in our local youth.
Arlene and Kloe’s match demonstrates the mission well. Matched for more than five years and still going strong, the pair celebrated Kloe’s high school graduation in May 2022, along with nine other graduating Little Brothers and Sisters from the agency.
On a recent beautiful summer’s day, Big Sister Rebecca Finken took her Little Sister Abigail on a paddleboard adventure on Prescott’s Watson Lake.
This match made by Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (YBBBS) is based on trust, friendship, and having adventures like paddleboarding to show Abigail, 10, what the world around her has to offer. The pair participate in video chats and projects, try out the local climbing gym, visit area attractions, and sometimes just hang out and talk.
I can’t stay silent. Eating disorders doubled during Covid. One in five diagnosed will die.
Quarantine was going as well as could be expected for our family of five. Our 10-year-old attended a micro-school and our teens seemingly thrived online. My husband and I worked away from home but were available as needed.
As we waited out the pandemic, we would have never guessed what was to come…
Since 1982, The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Center, a nonprofit, medical/social adult day health program licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services, has served caregivers and adults living with illnesses and disabilities, as well as dementias including Alzheimer’s disease. More than 5,000 adult day centers in the U.S. thrive in larger cities; The Susan J. Rheem Center thrives in rural Arizona.