The Bridge Building Program is a 501(C)(3) organization incorporated in the State of Florida. We are volunteer driven organization. For the past ten years, the program assist students age 9 – 17 years old in Palm Coast, Florida, and the greater Flagler County. Our program operates out of Matanzas High School and Rymfire Elementary in Palm Coast, Florida and Bunnell Elementary in Bunnell, Florida.


The inspiration for this program evolved from the current state of economic crisis in our community, which threatens to diminish opportunities for learning and athletic development for our youth. In establishing this program we hope to rebuild our community while meeting the needs of those who lack the resources to create their own success. Our program is multi-faceted around academics and athletics with enrichment opportunities in music and art. We pride ourselves in placing student achievement at the center of our existence. The program is designed to meet the needs of each individual student and guide them in acquiring the skills essential to becoming successful. The program will include athletic skill building in basketball and general fitness. The goal is to develop and display the talent of our student athletes while providing them with a bridge for opportunities that open the doors to endless possibilities. Student athletes will develop a broader understanding of the world around them as they increase their athletic prowess and become skilled in the critical thinking required to excel in the game of basketball. Students will have the distinct privilege of experiencing a different form of play as they travel to new and exciting places. The uniqueness of this program will encompass team as well as individual development. We will design individual skill building sessions around the strength and or weaknesses of the athlete to maximize growth and ability.

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

-Attorney Val Shealey