Big Brothers Big Sisters of Onondaga County, is a program of P.E.A.C.E. Inc. and an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s oldest, largest and most successful youth mentoring organization.
Since 1980, our local Big Brothers Big Sisters program has arranged for thousands of life-changing friendships between children who are in need and/or want a mentoring relationship in their lives. Today we stand stronger than ever, still providing these mentoring relationships through both the Traditional/Community-Based and the School-Based Mentoring programs.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Onondaga County has received recognition from the National Office of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, for "stepping up" and more than doubling the number of children being served though these mentoring relationships. In addition, two of our own "Big" brothers, Michael Lentini (2006) and Kevin Phelps (2008) have been named New York State "Big" Brothers of the Year for their extraordinary friendships with their "Little" brothers Billy and Zach.
It is on behalf of the hundreds of children being served by these programs, that I offer a sincere, heartfelt “Thank You” to all of our volunteer mentors, our "Bigs" through both the Traditional and the School-Based programs, to all of our Advisory Board Members for their hard, compassionate work, to all of our staff for their dedication to make us a better program and to all of our supporters throughout the Central New York community.
Together, we have Started Something and are building a better community for all of us.
Youth Services Director
What Will You START?
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