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Nashonna, Layla and Site-Based Mentoring in Arizona

Nashonna and her Little Sister Layla participate in a site-based mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona when they were matched at the start of the 2011 school year. Their site-based mentoring takes place at the Lehi Boys & Girls Club in the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale, Ariz.

This particular program represents a unique partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, the Lehi Branch of the Boys & Girls Club and Mesa Community College’s Inter-tribal Student Organization.

Big Sister Nashonna is from the Navajo Nation whereas Layla is from the Hopi. Since they first matched, Layla and Nashonna have enjoyed doing various activities together. They took the opportunity to visit the Mesa Community College campus where Layla and her fellow Littles in the site-based program had the chance to enjoy a taco lunch and get a tour of the campus during a fun scavenger hunt!

The site-based program is a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona’s Native American Mentoring Initiative and a facet of the agency’s overall commitment to serving the Native American Community.

Nashonna gushes about her Little Sister Layla, “She is amazing; a young lady with ambition that continues to grow into a beautiful butterfly!” Nashonna and Layla have enjoyed their time together over the past two years.

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