The Building Bridges Academy

We fill in the gaps in your student's reading by providing the tools and solutions to take them from

The Building Bridges Academy is an educational support system which bridges the gaps in the areas of reading, finances and technology. These are the three areas that affect your entire lives and students will own these keys after time spent with the Academy. You will be able to unlock unlimited opportunities that await you.

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" Focus on one thing at a time.
It's proven that for most of us, multitasking really means increased stress coupled with decreased productivity and lower quality. Be mindful of the task at hand, tackle it, move on to the next. " 07/21/2014

11-Year-Old Uses Soap Business to Help Homeless

"What’s unique about Donovan’s business are not just the actual products, but the fact that he donates 20% of the sales from his business to the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico, the same organization that helped Donovan and his mother 3 years ago when they struggled with homelessness." View site to read more about the article. 07/19/2014

Today's your last chance to tell the FCC how you feel about net neutrality

The internet leveled much in the market-place and like so many other things, there are a few who want to control that too. Have your voice heard and do it today, tomorrow won't count! It's crunch time in the battle to preserve net neutrality. The FCC will stop accepting comments on its Open Internet proposal at midnight EST tonight, so if you haven't gotten a word in with the...


Side Effects of Google Eyewear: 07/17/2014

Community Post: 12 Cities With Incredible Street Art That Will Make You Want To Travel

12 Cities With Incredible Street Art That Will Make You Want To Travel The best art doesn't charge admission . Save some cash by skipping the museum.


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Welcome Ron Tarry and thanks for your support! It's an honor and a pleasure to have you here! 07/07/2014

Lots of School Supplies $1 or Less at Staples! - Common Sense With Money

Stores are already starting with their back to school sales! It’s that time of year again – time to stock up on super cheap school and office supplies! Your best bet right now looks like Staples! If you’re looking for …


Van Jones introduces #YesWeCode

Rebuild The Dream President Van Jones discusses the need for -- a nationwide initiative to help train100,000 low-opportunity youth to code. Learn ... 07/02/2014

Georgians can now carry guns into bars, nightclubs

If you were in George and a business owner or the Pastor of a church or all levels of education, would you allow guns into the establishmenst/institutions? Patrons can thank the measure, effective Tuesday, that critics call the "guns everywhere" and "most extreme gun" bill.


Boy or Girl? 06/29/2014

Lack of diversity could undercut Silicon Valley The technology industry's predominantly white and Asian male workforce is in danger of losing touch with the diverse nation — and world — that forms its customer base. 06/29/2014

Building a More Diverse Facebook | Facebook Newsroom We build products to connect the world, and this means we need a team that understands and reflects many different communities, backgrounds and cultures.


The LEGO Challenge: Creative Problem-Solving-Teen Technorati EP2 of 8-WIRED

Lego Challenge: Are you Up For It?

In this episode of Teen Technorati, the 40 finalists are split up into teams and tasked with building a bridge made out of LEGO. Only one team emerges as the... 06/29/2014

We're going to the Essence Music Festival with the #YesWeCode Hackathon

They are going to the Essence Music Festival! Awesome ++ (yes it's supposed to be ++) by Sophia Elson


The New Math 06/28/2014

Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities Google is trying to change its diversity problem.



Four teenage girls from Lagos created a generator that runs off urine to create electricity. Thanks to Facebook community member Jemuel Hamilton for sharing this story with us! 06/26/2014

Nationwide Initiative Looks to Teach 150K People to Code Treehouse is on a mission to do more than just teach its online students to code. 06/26/2014

5 Everyday Ways Parents Can Save Money According to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last year, the average cost to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18 is expected to be $241,080. Government number-crunchers examined weighty expenses such as groceries, transportation, shelter, day care, health care and education to re… 06/18/2014 - image uploaded by @HeroAcad


Wells Fargo

To the all the fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, and honorary fathers, have a wonderful day. Happy Fathers Day! 06/13/2014

All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors

Tesla: All Our Patent Are Belong to You

Welp, +Tesla Motors has just made their electric vehicle patents open source for the world. What?!

According to the official blog post:

"Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers. We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position in this regard."

Read +Elon Musk's full statement here:

This makes me love Tesla all the more. Some day soon I'll be as cool as +Eric Enge and have one of my own.

What do you think about Tesla's new open-source stance? Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.


No Excuses.

Rashema Melson is preparing for her speech as valedictorian of her high school class. She's secured a full scholarship to Georgetown. And she's homeless. Her philosophy: Take the hard route and don't settle for less.

Hear her inspirational story: 06/08/2014

Koch Foundation Grants $25,000,000 to United Negro College Fund The gift from the controversial conservative organization is reportedly the fifth-largest in the UNCF’s history.


We at The Building Bridges Academy are dotting the eyes and crossing the T's and getting ready to show you a great time and teach you a few things this summer! We want to help you trim your debt waist lines, fatten your bank accounts, introduce you to up and coming new authors and introduce you to technology! Join us for our Super Saturdays and don't forget to come and be a kid! Stay tuned - Event postings are on the way! 06/03/2014

Intro to Robotics Videos

Let's get it started! SparkFun has some great Starter Videos and Starter Kits for folks - Kids, Adults, Hobbyists


How To Make Your Own WiFi Connection Without A Router

He is waaaay cool! Need help getting your Wi-Fi Set up? Follow his directions implicitly!

How To Make Your Own WiFi Connection Without A Router. Comment, Rate, and Subscribe!




Richmond, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 2pm
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 2pm
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 2pm
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursday 9am - 2pm
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday 9am - 2pm
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm

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211 Westmoreland Street
Richmond, 23226

The Home of the Monarchs!

The Steward School Alumni Association The Steward School Alumni Association
11600 Gayton Road
Richmond, 23238

The Alumni Association welcomes Spartans since 1972 to stay connected with Steward and fellow alums.

St. Christopher's School - Richmond, VA St. Christopher's School - Richmond, VA
711 St Christophers Road
Richmond, 23226

St. Christopher’s School, founded in 1911, is a college preparatory school for boys (junior kinder

St. Andrew's School St. Andrew's School
227 S Cherry Street
Richmond, 23220

St. Andrew's is a tuition-free school focused on the whole child.

Bon Air Elementary PTA Bon Air Elementary PTA
8701 Polk Street
Richmond, 23235

A small school, serving the historic village of Bon Air.

Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts
3411 Semmes Avenue
Richmond, 23225

Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (PHSSA), Virginia’s first charter elementary school, is a

Midlothian Montessori - Montessori Center for the Child Midlothian Montessori - Montessori Center for the Child
122 N Courthouse Road
Richmond, 23236

Midlothian Montessori, formerly Montessori Center for the Child, offers holistic education for child

Short Pump Elementary PTA Short Pump Elementary PTA
3425 Pump Road
Richmond, 23233

Providence Montessori Christian School Providence Montessori Christian School
1900 Chamberlayne Avenue
Richmond, 23222

Linwood Holton PTA Linwood Holton PTA
1600 W Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, 23227

Join the Holton PTA fan page to get information about PTA happenings.

John B Cary Elementary School John B Cary Elementary School
3021 Maplewood Avenue
Richmond, 23221

Welcome to John B. Cary Elementary School where we take pride in our scholars and their academics. J

Growing Readers: Every Child Can Read Growing Readers: Every Child Can Read
Richmond, 23220

A multi-sensory teaching approach that uses research-based materials and strategies to help children