BDPA Education and Technology Foundation's Fundraiser:

BDPA Detroit HSCC Scholarship Fund

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@BDPADetroit is working hard to raise money for its STEM programs - http://bit.ly/13D50zP - #Detroit NEEDS some good news!

via Crowdrise 9 months ago

BENEFITING: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

EVENT DATE: Aug 05, 2014

DAYS TO GO: 108

THE STORY:

BDPA Detroit chapter plans to give out $1,000 scholarships each of the five (5) students that earn a spot on the city's national team competing at the 30th annual BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships being held Aug 6-9, 2014 in Indianapolis. The mission of the BDPA Detroit chapter is to support local information technology (IT) professionals and increase the number of historically under-represented persons of color in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas.

This Crowdrise Project seeks to raise $5,000 to fully fund these college scholarships for the 2014 HSCC team.  Our hope is that we can find 10 people to join our fundraising team.

BDPA prepares for the annual HSCC through SITES (Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship) a computer instructional program available to Detroit area students in grades 8 through 12. Participating students receive quality instruction in basic computer skills, computer programming languages, website development, database design public speaking, and career development.

The BDPA National High School Computer Competition, (HSCC), was founded in 1986 by Dr. Jesse Bemley, of Washington, D.C. What started as a two-team event between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Ga. has grown to an annual championship in which 45 teams from around the nation are eligible to compete. It's all designed to introduce our Youth (entering 8th through 12th grades) to the field of Information Technology, encourage them to seek higher levels of education, and groom many of them to become our next generation of IT professionals.

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE and FUN

Providing students with education, experience and fun is what the HSCC event is all about. The competition has three parts: Team oral exam, Individual written test, and Team website development. The highlight of the event, is the 7 hour requirements based website and database design and development competition.

Through involvement in the competition, students will gain practical experience in the design of web based applications, programming languages, requirements gathering, needs analysis and test & development. In addition, they will also develop skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, fundraising and time management.

DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE and MORE

One of the primary concerns of industry today is that many engineering students (of all majors) are entering the workforce with little or no practical knowledge or design experience.

BDPA student competitions and projects are an important key to help prepare students to be effective professional IT professionals.

On the morning of the Computer Competition, teams are given a project and challenged to design and develop a web application during the next seven hours.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,092

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jeffery Stewart

    $25

  • Wayne Hicks

    $15

  • Wayne Hicks

    $10

  • Techwealth

    $10

  • Patrick Haggood

    $50

  • J C Richardson

    $25

  • Wayne Hicks

    $15

  • Tonji Zimmerman

    $100

  • Patrick Haggood

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Wayne Pankey

    $100

  • Beverly Moore

    $20

  • Michelle Morgan

    $20

  • Patrick Haggood

    $80

  • Wayne Hicks

    $22

  • Wayne Hicks

    $25

  • Cheryl Tinsley

    $100

  • Charlotte Moore

    $100

  • Christine Moylan SKynar

    $50

  • Karena Wilkes

    $25

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22% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,092 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

BDPA Education and Technology Found...

Amount Raised:

$645

 

13% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tonji Zimmerman

Amount Raised:

$200

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Cliff Samuels

Amount Raised:

$95

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Wayne Hicks

Amount Raised:

$90

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Michelle Morgan

Amount Raised:

$42

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Thomas Molnar

Amount Raised:

$20

Donor Comments

Karena Wilkes

Karena Wilkes

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

Christine Moylan SKynar

Christine Moylan SKynar

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Charlotte Moore

Charlotte Moore

DONATION: $100

In honor of my niece, Tonji, for all her hard work and dedication to this program. This is a great program and Tonji has been instrumental in its success for several years! 9 months ago

Cheryl Tinsley

Cheryl Tinsley

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Wayne Hicks

Wayne Hicks

DONATION: $25

In support of request from Tonji Zimmerman to help get her HSCC team to Washington DC this year (2013) 10 months ago