The Broadway Bound Fund (BBF) is a charitable organization that provides after-school acting lessons and theatre exposure to a select group of New York City public high school students. In addition to free acting lessons and field trips to Broadway shows, BBF also provides students with the opportunity to perform for an audience, providing them with the full theatre experience.
BBF was founded in 2007 by John Jenkins. Originally an affiliate of Big Brothers/Big Sisters New York City, BBF now operates as an after-school and summer program affiliated with Armory College Prep in Manhattan, which works to increase college opportunities for underserved youth. BBF is proud to be the largest after-school program of its kind. Participants gain valuable skills to aid them in their personal and professional development, including discipline, self-confidence, and collaborative skills.