Michael & Elizabeth via Crowdrise
May 14, 2014
BENEFITING: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation
EVENT DATE: Jun 08, 2014
Elizabeth really wants to ride her motorcycle around the perimeter of the United States so we're doing it!
We are finding new ways to raise money for free youth technology education led by BDPA volunteers ... so we're combining a passion of motorcycles & giving back to the community to raise needed funds for BETF (BDPA Education Technology Foundation a 501(c)3 organization) and the creation of an academy that will run on a hosted online course management system.
Donations go directly towards the creation of an online courseroom that will be used for software, infrastructure, and ongoing support. Online courserooms will be deployed across the United States taking free volunteer-led technical training out to communities and community centers where they can benefit most. This may not seem like a "unique" idea however, BDPA has the volunteer base and passion to serve not only IT Professionals but future workforce leaders. Their motto is "from the Classroom to the Boardroom". Volunteers will partner with the students and guide them through training they normally wouldn't get. This "facilitated" style of training creates the confidence in students to consider post secondary education and careers in I/T. This type of free training is also valuable in their lives in general as technology is growing. We want kids in the United States to be the inventors, creators, or innovators and not just consumers.
Your donation matters. The need is urgent.
Please check out www.Ride4Charity.org for more details!!! We're even on Facebook: Ride4Charity
Ride goes June 8th - June 18th, 2014! 10 Days, 7000+ miles, across 26+ states.