PEACE, Inc. Big Brothers Big Sisters

seeks to change the lives of children for the better… forever

215 Bassett Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: (315) 470-3369 || Fax: (315) 470-3368 ||
Monday–Friday 8:30 am–4:30 pm

PEACE, Inc. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Onondaga County helps children, who face adversity, change their perspectives and give them the opportunity to reach their potential in life

BBBS Interaction Jay Ashley


BBBS picture
1:1 and 2:1 Mentoring (Community-Based)

Bigs (adults) spend a minimum of 6 hours a month in direct interaction/communication with their Littles pursuing everyday activities that they need or enjoy such as shopping, cooking and baking, watching a movie, visiting parks or museums, helping with homework, attending sporting events, having phone and zoom conversations and more.

2:1 mentoring involves a couple from the same household serving as Bigs to a Little. We accept applications for children between the ages of 8 and 15 who reside in Onondaga County. Littles that have been actively matched within this age range may continue with their match until aging out at 19.

School-Based Mentoring
Area High School and College Students serve as Bigs and meet with Elementary School Students (Grades 3 to 6) each week during the school year under the supervision of BBBS staff. Key areas of focus include: academics and homework help, healthy snacks, arts and crafts, board and table games and small/large group activities.
BBBS Interaction - Mentoring
Site-Based Mentoring (Community-Based)
Littles meet adult Bigs in a specific location twice a month under supervision of the BBBS staff. Key areas of focus include: academics and homework help, healthy snacks, arts and crafts, video and table games and small/large group activities.
Workplace Mentoring
Workplace Mentoring
Littles from a selected school (Grades 6 to 8) are transported to a specific workplace every other week during the school year. Here employees serve as the Bigs and mentoring takes place under the supervision of a Mentor Manager. Programming focuses on building the skills necessary for academic and personal success, including homework help, healthy snacks, one-to-one mentoring along with small/large group activities.


There are many ways to support the mission of changing children’s lives for the better, forever
 Contact us at (315) 470-3369 or

Community Partners

Thanks to these organizations for their support.

Arbys Foundation
Dick's Sporting Goods
The Summit Federal Credit Union

The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.