Wildomar resident is nominated for Big of the Year award

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Kyla Vela, 22, a Wildomar resident and Big Sister who was nominated for Big of the Year by Big Brother Big Sister of Inland Empire, poses for a photo with her Little Sister, 9-year-old Amayah. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Wildomar resident Kyla Vela was nominated with five others for Big of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire. “I was shocked and very honored, it’s definitely a huge thing to be nominated and to be considered for that nomination,” Vela, who has been mentoring 9-year-old Amayah since 2018, said. “I remember in high school I attended an informational session and knew that I wanted to do it once I was eligible when I was 18,” Vela, 22, said. “When I was in my sophomore year of college, I was 19, I attended an informational session and just learned about the impact that a mentor has on a child and just the importance of meeting that need, specifically in our communities. So, I decided that I wanted to learn more and even see if I could be
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