BDPA Indianapolis

Youth Programs

The SITES Program

The Student Information Technology Education and Scholarship (SITES) program is geared towards high school students to expose them to the latest technologies, present scholarship opportunities, and jumpstart their careers.

Free of cost, we enable an accessible and safe learning environment for our students to pursue their interests in STEM and Information Technology before they reach higher institutions.

2024 Course Offerings

Our core classes take you through each phase of web application development


Students will learn foundational elements of web design, specifically HTML5

Front End

Build upon foundational knowledge by enhancing web design skills with JavaScript and CSS

Back End

Introduction to databases to create fully functional websites


Advanced integrations and deployment skills. Practice with real-world problems and scenarios to prepare for the HSCC competition

In addition to our core web app development curriculum,

Students will participate in supplemental sessions to introduce emerging technologies such as Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics.

Professional Development workshops will be included to enhance business skills such as real-world problem solving, personal branding, etc.


Introduction to robotics principles and components

Artificial Intelligence

Generative AI concepts and prompt engineering


Basic cybersecurity practices and concepts

Classes will be held at IUPUI School of Informatics

Program Timing

Classes will run from January to July, every Saturday excluding some holiday weekends outlined in our syllabus.

Orientation: January 20, 2024

First Class: January 27, 2024

Typical Saturday

8:45am-9:00am : Arrival

9:00am-10:00am : Core Class (Basics, Front End, etc.)

10:00am-11:00am : Emerging Tech Class (AI, Robotics, Cyber)

11:00am-11:30am: Professional Development Session

11:30am: Finish

~Registration for 2024 classes can be found near the end of this page~

Meet the Sites team

Sidney Hyette

SITES Coordinator | Cyber Instructor

Kiana Blaine

Back End Instructor

Michael Amoah

Co-Coordinator | Robotics Instructor

Chris King

Basics Instructor

Andra Winters

Chief of Staff | AI Instructor

RaeVin Johnson

Professional Development Lead

Aaron Griffin

Recruiting Lead | Front End Instructor

Gizzelle Sandoval

Community Engagement Lead

National Programs

And Scholarship Opportunities

The following programs are offered at the national level. Our local SITES program prepares students for HSCC that is held annually at the BDPA National Conference.

High School Computer Competition (HSCC)
Information Technology
(IT) Showcase
Mobile Application

Now accepting registration for 2024 classes!

Please express your interest using the form below and our team will reach out to get you involved.

Time until SITES Orientation



For more than 40 years, BDPA has enabled the upward mobility of African Americans and other minorities in the Information Technology (IT) and STEM fields. Through its 30+ local community chapters in major cities across the United States, BDPA has been at the forefront of promoting the minority agenda within the IT profession since 1975. BDPA has been a leader and pioneer in technology and STEM training for IT professionals and High School students since 1986.

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