Sunday, September 7, 2014

Grant Proposal: The Kroger Foundation (Cincinnati)

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) partnered with BDPA Cincinnati to submit a grant proposal to The Kroger Foundation seeking $5,000 funding to support the chapter's 2015 Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program.

The objective of our SITES program in Cincinnati is to effectively use technology to stimulate and sustain the interest of young people in science and technology. BDPA Cincinnati is qualified to deliver this proactive youth education project. BDPA seeks an increased interest from parents and students alike on basic science, technology, engineering and math knowledge and integration of science, technology, math and health awareness in their lives.

BDPA introduces computers and basic software programming as well as more advanced computer programming to traditionally underrepresented students in our community. BDPA partners with local universities to improve the technical awareness, engagement, health awareness and job opportunities of high school and college students, in particular those considering attending Brown Mackie College, Cincinnati State Technical College, Northern Kentucky University, Per Scholas and the University of Cincinnati.

BETF would love to submit a joint grant proposal with all 46 local BDPA chapters. The process is simple enough. Just reach out to the BETF executive director if you have questions or wish to discuss further. In the meantime, wish luck to Dalric Webb (chapter president) and Ellery Lewis (chapter vice president of fundraising) as they seek to quickly identify full funding for the chapter's 2015 SITES program.

You can help by purchasing a ticket or an ad for the chapter's 18th Annual BDPA Education Banquet honoring the students, volunteers and sponsors of the highly successful 2014 SITES program in Cincinnati!

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