New theater company aligns with the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito Youth Arts Academy

The Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito Youth Arts Academy welcomes HeyJojo Productions with new acting classes and a future theater program in Carmel Valley.

Jolene Dodson Bogard, president of HeyJojo Productions, is excited to bring her talents to the youth in San Dieguito.

Bogard grew up in Solana Beach, attending Solana Vista, Skyline, Earl Warren and Santa Fe Christian schools.

She moved away to attend USC’s School of Cinema and lived in Hollywood for 25 years. After a career in film and television, Bogard has been working as a writer/director at the Disney Channel in addition to running a children’s theater in Orange County. Recently, she moved back to Solana Beach with her family and was looking for creative space for her talents.

“The timing is perfect. The Youth Arts Academy is a fun, creative space … and I’m so excited to bring my talents to my hometown,” she said.

Bogard will begin teaching acting classes with a six-week session starting Nov. 5 with a final performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

“With so many schools cutting back on their school theater productions, there’s a void in great, affordable, fun, kid-friendly theater classes in our area,” Bogard said. “I highly encourage kids of all ages and abilities to come and try an acting class.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Youth Arts Academy is at 3800-A Mykonos Lane, San Diego, CA 92130. Email or visit