Building Bridges Productions, Inc.

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Janice A. Benejan
Main Address

1101 Georgetown Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
United States

Building Bridges Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 3449
Lynchburg, VA 24503
United States

What We Do
Our mission is to assist youth who participate in the program to develop self-esteem, interpersonal, communication and critical thinking skills. We provide hands-on exposure to a variety of new cultural experiences. We have worked with the Academy Center of the Arts in 2016 & 2017, to bring performing arts experiences to surrounding areas in conjunction with the YMCA. Our first program was at the Jubilee Family Development Center in 2016, participants learned creative writing and presentation skills. We went to county schools such as Rustburg Elementary, Tomahawk Elementary, Concord Elementary and some other sites. We worked with Boys & Girls Club in 2017 on a participant presentation for their yearly Thanksgiving Dinner at the Academy. In 2017 our It's Story Telling Time was at Opera on the James and our participants learned theatre games, writing skills and performance skills, we created a mini movie versus doing a stage performance. We have done some plays with some of our area youth involved, these were done at Dunbar Middle School, Liberty University and the Academy between 2017-2019. IN 2022 we worked with Boys and Girls Club in a drumming workshop and spoken word workshop. We have an amazing summer theater camp in collaboration with Academy Center of the Arts.
Interesting Info
  • We are an organization founded by a veteran that has supported several community service and performing arts organizations.
  • Studies show that theatre and the performing arts can change a child's attitudes from negative to positive when they are involved in the arts.
  • To be totally sustainable with regular community and corporate supporters and have a facility in the downtown area.
Volunteer Opportunities

Board Member with Accounting/Tax experience
Repeats daily until Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

Board Member with Law experience
Repeats daily until Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

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