Youth Programs of the Indianapolis Chapter of BDPA
Our youth program builds on solid youth development principles, with an emphasis on those areas of development and program components that support youth STEM leadership. BDPA Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) is accepting registrations for the 2022 program. SITES engages students in meaningful, instructional courses to help them develop their technological skillset and professional acumen, while encouraging higher education through insight and scholarship opportunities.
National High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Programs
HSCC and SITES are geared towards high school students to expose them to the realm of technology, present scholarship opportunities, and jumpstart their careers. Participating in SITES prepares students for competing in HSCC; during hour-long Saturday classes, students will become immersed in various development opportunities with an emphasis on technical exposure, guided coding courses, and professional development.
Information Technology (IT) Showcase
The Information Technology (IT) Showcase allows student presenters from educational institutions across the United States, to present and demonstrate their research. The presentations represent advanced computing and technical topics presented by college and high school students.
Mobile App Showcase
The Mobile App Showcase allows student application developers the opportunity to participate in a competition that allows them to an opportunity to test their talents against others and develop a working, functional mobile application.
BDPA Indianapolis Chapter currently offers scholarships to qualified students studying technology related curricula at institutions of higher learning. The Association also sponsors scholarships to promote professionalism and the advancement of careers for technology professionals.