Who We Are

Our Programs

A)  Maintaining a "safe" penpal list so that teachers in the USA can find teachers in other countries that have confirmed Skype and/or Facebook (social media) connections.

B) Collecting and distributing ebooks and educational lectures on mp3 and mp4.  We put these items on CDs (15 cents each) and DVDs (25 cents each) and given them to teachers, students, parents and stakeholders in schools.  Some favorites include Dan Pink, Ken Robinson, Sugata Mitra, Dennis Yuzenas, Dennis Littky.  We use disk duplicators.

C)  Getting computers into homes, community centers and schools so that students can use computers to learn and/or connect with Skype.  BIB does not buy computers but we can help schools and individuals connect with potential donors of working pre-owned computers.

-- and often the students aren't ready to learn from that person or it's not the right person for many of the students -- and often the students aren't ready to learn from that person or it's not the right person for many of the students at that moment.  Mentors on Video is an ongoing effort to put short interviews with adults whose words might inspire teenagers to make an effort or try something new.  MentorsonVideo.org is available for you to share your experiences with the next generation.

D) Finding mentors and putting them on Youtube.  It takes time to bring an adult into a classroom  - and often the students aren't ready to learn from that person or it's not the right person for many of the students (at that moment).  Mentors on Video is an ongoing effort to put short interviews with adults whose words might inspire teenagers to make an effort or try something new.  MentorsonVideo.org is available for you to share your experiences with the next generation.






Directors (volunteers):  
Dennis Yuzenas
Jessica Lawson
Steve McCrea

Executive Director (volunteer):
Steve McCrea 

Project Managers (volunteers)
Abdulrahman Almufti, Middle East
John Lipkin, Middle East, South America
Project managers are volunteers who oversee projects in the field (they visit sites and negotiate with potential volunteers and identify potential contractors.  Project managers are an essential part of the efficient delivery of services to the charities supported by BIB.

Advisors  (volunteers)   
Dennis Yuzenas (curricula)
Jeff Hutt (curricula)
Mario Llorente (curricula, South America)
John Lipkin (Middle East, South America)
John Vornle (space development and education)  SpacePathAhead
Kristen Lawson (people to people contacts)
Advisors give their time to advise the Executive Director.


Consultants and Contractors
Consultants and Contractors have been compensated for their work 
Recommended refurbishers of Computers:  EG4n.org   info@eg4n.org  
based in Cerritos, Calif.



Helpful People
BIB says "Thank you!" to the following people and organizations:
BuildTheFuture.net, consultants
Donna Drake, BBandT Bank, 110 East Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Floridian restaurant, open 24 hours, 1410 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Kathleen Moore (legal counsel) kmoorelaw.com
KP Hagen, reading lists
Office Depot, 900 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale (our branch office)
Tony Lloyd, technology consultant
Victoria Park Diner, 1730 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, host of Tapas and Talk discussion group
Willie Riddle, Inspired Interiors, organizer of Venetian Arts Society


Special thanks to Dave at Bighorn Consultants, a domain name appraisal company, Reno, NV


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