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BDPA Cleveland SITES Scholarship Fund

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January 04, 2011

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BENEFITING: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

EVENT DATE: Aug 05, 2016

THE STORY:

BDPA Cleveland chapter plans to conduct Saturday computer camps for twelve students in 2016. 

One part of the BDPA legacy is our Student Information Technology & Scholarship (SITES) program. This is a program that enriches the educational opportunities for our students in an after-school program of technology training from the BDPA Huntsville chapter with a focus on low-and moderate-income communities.

We know that 80% of the U.S. jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills. In fact, 21 of the top 25 paying jobs are in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The average salary of STEM employees is 70% higher than those in all other occupations. However, we are sad to report that our students aren’t developing needed skills. Only 34% of U.S. 8th graders were rated proficient or higher in a national math assessment. In international exams, U.S. high school students ranked 21st out of 30 industrialized nations in science and 25th in math. Only 43% of U.S. high school graduates were ready for college work in math and only 29% were ready in science.

Student interest is simply too low in STEM areas. 84% of middle school students say that would rather clean their room, eat their vegetables, go to the dentist or take out the garbage than learn math or science.

BDPA responds to these troubling statistics with our SITES program that teaches advanced computer science and community responsibility to students from historically disadvantaged communities BDPA established the Student Information Technology & Scholarship (SITES) program to teach advanced computer science and community responsibility to students from historically disadvantaged communities. An important component of our SITES program is the Youth Technology Camp (YTC). The YTC provides interactive, hands-on workshops, seminars, and activities for high school students seeking to gain valuable exposure in leading edge technology topics. BDPA recognizes that to close the gap of computer and technology literacy, minority youth must participate and compete in today’s digital economy. Otherwise, our youth run the risk of being obsolete in America’s workforce.

The SITES program is an intellectually challenging program that builds self-esteem through the mastery of applied computer science. We create a foundation for academic and career success. SITES trains our youth to use technology as a vehicle to learn skills and concepts beyond the technology itself. In essence it bridges the gap between long-term educational approach of the classroom and short-term skills experience of the workplace.

The SITES program was created to introduce underrepresented minority youth to the IT field. The program is open to 8th-12th grade students. The students are not required to have prior computer training to participate in the program. This event gives students the opportunity to network with young entrepreneurs, and other youths from around the country who are pursuing academic and professional futures in the computer technology industry.

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$584

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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Wayne Hicks

    $12

  • Keisha Chavers

    $100

  • Karen Motley

    $300

  • Barbara H. Allen

    $25

  • Wayne Hicks

    $12

  • The Rose of Education

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12% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $584 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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BDPA Education and Technology Found...

Amount Raised

$410

 

8% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Anthony Hall

Amount Raised

$125

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Barbara Allen

Amount Raised

$37

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Wayne Hicks

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$12

 

2% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

The Rose of Education

The Rose of Education

DONATION: $125

5 years ago

Wayne Hicks

Wayne Hicks

DONATION: $12

In appreciation of our first-ever BDPA Midwest Region Vice President! 5 years ago

Barbara H. Allen

Barbara H. Allen

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Karen Motley

Karen Motley

DONATION: $300

6 years ago

Keisha Chavers

Keisha Chavers

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Wayne Hicks

Wayne Hicks

DONATION: $12

Tribute to long-time BDPA Cleveland member Vivian Wilson. 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

6 years ago