Saturday, August 2, 2008

Grant Award: Sony USA Foundation ($2,500)

Sony Foundation approved a $2,500 grant award for programs and services in our BDPA Richmond chapter. The funds are direct result of volunteer efforts by BDPA member Christopher McNeil.

The funds will go towards the Students IT Education & Scholarship (SITES) program in Richmond, VA. The chapter plans to have a kick-off knowledge-sharing meeting for students, parents, volunteers, educators, and mentors held prior to the first training sessions. The chapter's LEGO Robotics Training program takes place from September through November. The Middle School Computer Terminology Quiz Bowl Training program held annually from March to May. Finally, BDPA Richmond conducts their High School Computer Training program from February to August.

We are very grateful to Sony Foundation vice president Ed Wallace for his enthusiastic support of this funding request.

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