Tuesday, October 2, 2007

High School Computer Competition (Detroit)

BDPA Detroit chapter founded in February 1981 is tied with New York chapter as the 2nd largest chapter in the nation. BDPA Detroit seeks to advance the careers of African Americans in the information technology (IT) industry 'from the classroom to the boardroom'.

The chapter hosts their annual High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Presentation later this month at Youthville Detroit. The BDPA HSCC program is a national program that brings teams from all corners of the United States to compete nationally for the crown of National Champions. BDPA Detroit chapter has provided training for this program for over 18 years resulting in 5 championships (1991, 1993, 1996, 2000 and another year that I don't have documented in my 'puter).

Anthony Garrett-Leverett is the president of the chapter. Bro. Anthony says,
"For the 2007-2008 year, I am proud to announce that our partners and sponsors include the Detroit Public School District, Compuware Corporation, EDS, The Detroit Lions Retired Players Charities, and the Detroit Youth Foundation. It is my opinion that our program is the best program geared toward steering young adults into the IT profession in Southeast Michigan.

We provide Web Development training that is comparable to the same training they may receive in college. The program is free, and we need your help by spreading the word to your students or organization, and becoming involved with our program."
The BDPA Detroit program meeting logistics are as follows:

Date/Time: October 11th, 2007 at 7:00 pm
Location: Youthville Detroit, 7375 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202
Free Parking at the Lothrop Parking garage with Validation from front-desk

If you are interested in finding out how you, your students, or organization can become part of this wonderful program, you can contact Bro. Anthony by phone (248.981-7390) or email (Detroit@BDPA.org).

Do we have any Detroit chapter members wishing to share their thoughts? Also, do any of you know the fifth championship year for the Detroit chapter?

1 comment:

Villager said...

Any BDPA Detroit members or supporters reading our BETF-Blog?