05-23-2014 - The Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation
Brigitte and Bobby Sherman
BBSCF is a humanitarian organization dedicated to caring for children adversely affected by poverty and disease in developing countries. Our mission is to help these children by providing them with basic needs, education, enrichment and recreation. What makes us different is our belief in the power of music to inspire and heal. Thus a key component of our care is access to music and the arts.
We have completed our first project, the construction of a youth center in the town of Ada in Ghana. We call our youth center a Musical Village. It will house after school activities and recreation that a youth center typically provides, but it will also integrate the teaching, practice and performance of music. In July of 2013, the Musical Village opened and the teachers and support staff moved into the staff quarters.
70’s Teen Idol Bobby Sherman is retired from the entertainment business, but it is his work Above and Beyond the Call of Duty and his generous support of Children and Music that was being recognized as Bobby Sherman received The Humanitarian Award presented by Dick Van Dyke at The 2013 Malibu Music Awards for his work with the Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation and the Bobby Sherman EMT Foundation, an LA Based Organization that supplies non-profit community events with qualified EMT’s and Equipment.
Bobby Sherman went from sharing Peace to Keeping the Peace as and Los Angeles Police Officer and San Bernadino County Sheriff. With wife Brigitte Poublon Sherman - Class of 1975 cheering him on, Bobby was greeted by a standing ovation as he took the stage with Dick Van Dyke. The Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation was started in 2011. Brigitte and Bobby wanted to make a larger and more personal commitment to help the most vulnerable in society – children in developing countries. Their initial work in Ghana proved at risk children with food, clothing, healthcare and education in the cities of Ada and Accra. In addition, they offer a music and arts program consisting of lessons and instrument making. The children also have access to mentoring and workshops on a variety of topics, most focused on personal care.