Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona gives “Big Thanks” to GRPD officer
Bobbi Rose Nez
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
Congratulations to Gila River Police Department Commander Jeffrey Hunter for recently being recognized at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona's 'Big Thanks' event on Thursday July 17, 2019. Big Thanks is a quarterly volunteer recognition event that recognizes outstanding volunteers in our program. Jeff was recognized for being a consistent and caring mentor, his continued efforts to assist with volunteer recruitment, and assistance in planning our recent Public Safety Day. Jeff has been matched to his little brother in the program for 1.5 years and plans to continue in the program this coming school year.
Jeff is matched in our Gila River Site Based Mentoring Program; a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley-Sacaton, and the Gila River Police Department. The mentoring program matches Gila River Officers (Bigs) with interested youth (littles) at the Boys & Girls Club. Matches meet every other week during the school year and engage in a variety of activities including arts & crafts, playing board games, gym activities, etc. but the overall goal is provide youth with a positive and caring adult mentor. Additionally, this is a part of an initiative called "Bigs with Badges" that gives youth and Public Safety the opportunity to build positive relationships together.
We are currently enrolling for the program for the 2019-2020 school year. If interested, please contact BBBSAZ Tribal Partnership Coordinator Bobbi Rose Nez at (602) 769-7463 / firstname.lastname@example.org or B&GC Branch Manager Soyet Antone at (520) 562-3890 / Soyet.Antone@clubzona.org